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ENTERTAINMENT

Book; JAPAN The Art Of Living

2012.07.06 [ENTERTAINMENT]

JAPAN: The Art Of Living
Amy Sylvester Katoh, with photographs by Shin Kimura
Tuttle Books 1990.
ISBN 0-8048-1611-5

 
 
 
 
Subtitled “A sourcebook of Japanese style for the Western home”, Japan The Art Of Living is a photographic
tour of exquisite homes owned by Westerners and Japanese residents in the Tokyo area. The book features
original and attractive uses of Japanese antiques, folk crafts and textiles, offering innovative and exciting
ideas for interior decorating.
 
 
 
 
The author, Amy Sylvester Katoh is a longtime resident of Japan and owner of the textiles boutique ,
Blue & White in Azabu, Tokyo. Over 300 color photographs illustrate the book which covers topics including
uses of traditional furniture, textiles, ceramics, folk and fine arts. The book showcases interesting
collections and the beautiful homes and rooms of the authors’ many friends and Japanophiles. Simple
explanations serve to entertain and inform the reader while defining the items displayed.
 
 
 
 
 
JAPAN: The Art Of Living is a truly beautiful, inspiring and informative book, a must have for anyone with
an interest in adding a touch of Japan to their home.
 

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