Restoring Kinship with Nature through Japanese Gardens

(2019). Restoring Kinship with Nature through Japanese Gardens. UNU-IAS OUIK Biocultural Diversity Series. United Nations University.

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  • Sub-type Research report
    Title Restoring Kinship with Nature through Japanese Gardens
    Series Title UNU-IAS OUIK Biocultural Diversity Series
    Volume/Issue No. 5
    Publication Date 2019-07-06
    Place of Publication Kanazawa
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 130
    Language eng
    jpn
    Abstract This book aims to illustrate a global model of sustainable urban nature for twenty-first century society. To this end, it examines the case of the traditional Japanese garden, characterized by being an intermediary between humans and nature, and for awakening admiration for nature, inspiration, and peace in the world. The City of Kanazawa is chosen as the implementation site for this model for its high biocultural diversity. The book brings together for the first time knowledge, thoughts and experience of the people involved in administration and conservation of, and dissemination of information about, Kanazawa’s urban nature and its various Japanese gardens. The permanence of these gardens including municipal cultural properties is a clear example that collaboration and communication between all parties involved is necessary to ensure their conservation. Since 2017, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), through its Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK), has created a movement around the Japanese gardens of Kanazawa with more than 300 participants in expert seminars, special visits, and voluntary cleaning workshops. These experiences enabled us to receive an objective evaluation, a starting point from which to solidify future goals.
    UNBIS Thesaurus NATURE CONSERVATION
    CULTURE
    Keyword Ishikawa prefecture
    Biocultural diversity
    Japanese gardens
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789280845952
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    Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 17:03:55 JST by Turner, Nicholas on behalf of UNU IAS