Edo Architecture: Katsura and Nikko (The Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art, Vol 20; Weatherhill / Heibonsha, 1975) by Naomi Okawa is an authoritative account of the two architectural masterpieces: the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto and the Tosho-gu shrine in Nikko. The book also sheds light on the role of their creators: the imperial prince Hachijo Toshihito, and Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder and first shogun of the Edo-period military government.
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and some plans.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for an inscription on the first flyleaf. The binding is in good shape. The dust jacket is a bit faded, but show only some minor signs of shelf wear and use.