The Japan Book

The Japan Book

by Christopher C. Lee

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Overview

Embark on a stunning photographic journey across the gorgeous country of Japan with The Japan Book as your trusted guide. Featuring a remarkable collection of lovingly curated images that respectfully highlight the traditions, culture, gardens, cities, and natural wonders of Japan, this book doubly serves as an educational primer and vibrant portrait of a prominent nation. Behold the serene dignity of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and festive swan boats of Ueno Park, two delicate jewels tucked in the concrete heart of booming Tokyo. As esteemed photographer Christopher C. Lee pursues the cherry blossom front up the archipelago, watch springtime culminate in a dazzling barrage of gentle pink petals and yellow flowers along an endless road at Yoshimi Sakura Tsutsumi Park, and at night, witness the enchanting sight of cherry blossom trees illuminated from beneath at Chidorigafuchi Park.

The Japan Book expresses striking contrasts of new and old. One photo shows modern-day pedestrians strolling across a bridge behind which the powerful Hiroshima Peace Memorial looms, while another depicts kids casually playing in the old ruins of Hiroshima Castle. As you turn the pages, each singly dedicated to establishing a scene, you will come across resolute fishermen in the waters of Lake Kawaguchiko, townsfolk praying at Shiogama Shrine, kimono-clad women posing in front of the Yasaka Pagoda, and more. Visually experience Mt. Fuji far away from across a lake and up close at Komitake Shrine. Take a peek at the breathtaking Kenroku-en Garden, one of Japan's Three Most Beautiful Gardens.

The Japan Book covers select locations from the regions of Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Ishikawa, Yamanashi, Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamagata, Miyagi, Aomori, and Hokkaido. A quintessential work exhibiting an insider's perspective of Japanese culture through the lens, The Japan Book is one of the best books for seeing Japan and is a welcome contribution to the world of travel photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997836516
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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The Japan Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An astounding book on Japan. I'm envious of the author's solo adventure throughout this beautiful country and wish I could do the same thing myself one day. I'll be using this book to help me plan my travels. Lovely photographs. I also enjoyed the cute passage about Japan in the introduction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ultimate photo book for Japan travel aficionados. I bought one for myself and one for my cousin. We both are going to Japan next year and will be using this book as a guide. Very beautiful photographs. I am very impressed with this author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing~ I love these photos, they are so pretty. Gorgeous showcase of Japan's best spots. I traveled to Japan a few times in my life and the way they're displayed in The Japan Book is exactly how I remember my trip. I wish they put more shots of amusement parks in there, since that's a place most people want to check out, but the natural scenery in the book works just as well. Really happy I got this book!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
An excellent collection of gorgeous photographs published by Christopher C. Lee. Love it.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Outstanding photography book that gives numerous angles of Japan's wondrous natural locations. There are some great depictions of urban locations in Shinjuku and Shibuya as well. I particularly like the photos that show off the castles and castle gardens. They are spectacular.
Anonymous 10 months ago
A love for Japan expressed through gorgeous photography. Christopher C. Lee does an outstanding job with his collection of beautiful imagery in this book. I flip through The Japan Book all the time for travel inspiration as well!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Beautiful photos!! Love this book so much!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wondrous book that showed me the glory of Japan through perfect photography. I love this book so much!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
A superb photo book demonstrating only the greatest face of Japan's most beautiful locations. I enjoyed all the photos in the book and the introductory writing at the beginning as well. It's a supreme primer to Japan travel, as well as a stunning photo gallery. Top photo book right here.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love this book so much!! Beautiful photography!
Anonymous 11 months ago
One of my favorite Japan photo books, I own a couple of them but this one takes the cake. Lovely scenic shots. I wish I could go back to Japan!!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Love this photo book. All the pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL. All I can say is, wow. I'm following Christopher's work now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really love the photographs. His work truly is inspirational. The photos had a good variety and displayed the locations of Japan very well. The paper has a nice feeling to it and is high quality as well. My favorites were the photos of the cities. The wide angle shots were awesome.
AudraLarson More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much. It gave me a fresh perspective on where to visit when I flew to Japan. Japan is a myriad of many different kinds of locations, so I was lost on where to start, until I found this book. Though it's mainly a photography book, the titles of the areas depicted in the book are written beneath the photos so you're able to search them up. A lot of my family and friends who check out this book always say great things about it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent photography book on gardens and city spots across Japan. The photographer does a wonderful job of capturing the sheer majesty of each place. I am very impressed with his work. This is a perfect little book to leave on my coffee table. My kids also love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every photo in this book. Christopher does an amazing job at capturing beautiful locations in Japan at the perfect lighting. His photos of cherry blossom trees are sublime. I also loved the introduction at the beginning of the book. The Japan Book is a wonderful gallery of gorgeous landscape photography as well as a primer on popular travel spots.