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Katsura Imperial Villa: A Brief Descriptive Bibliography, with Illustrations

Katsura Imperial Villa: A Brief Descriptive Bibliography, with Illustrations AN N OTATE D B I B LI O G R AP HY Katsura Imperial Villa: A Brief Descriptive Bibliography, with Illustrations University of California, Berkeley There are three imperial residences in Kyoto: Gosho ( ), rebuilt in 1855 and used for formal affairs even today; Shūgakuin ( ), a summer retreat on mountain slopes built in the mid-seventeenth century; and Katsura Imperial Retreat ( ), slightly older than Shūgakuin. Upon the death of the Hachijō imperial line in 1881, Katsura came into the hands of the reigning household; shortly afterward, the Imperial Household Ministry was formed and took responsibility for the care of such sites. Some- times grouped with the other residences, Nijō Palace was originally built not for the imperial household but for the warriors who effectively ruled Japan from the seventeenth to the middle of the nineteenth century; today, it too is managed by the Imperial Household Agency (the scope and name of the Imperial Household Ministry having changed at the end of World War II). Of these four, Katsura, with its extensive grounds and esteemed teahouses in addition to a large, shoin-style residence, is best known of all, used both at home and abroad to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review University of Hawai'I Press

Katsura Imperial Villa: A Brief Descriptive Bibliography, with Illustrations

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Abstract

AN N OTATE D B I B LI O G R AP HY Katsura Imperial Villa: A Brief Descriptive Bibliography, with Illustrations University of California, Berkeley There are three imperial residences in Kyoto: Gosho ( ), rebuilt in 1855 and used for formal affairs even today; Shūgakuin ( ), a summer retreat on mountain slopes built in the mid-seventeenth century; and Katsura Imperial Retreat ( ), slightly older than Shūgakuin. Upon the death of the Hachijō imperial line in 1881, Katsura came into the hands of the reigning household; shortly afterward, the Imperial Household Ministry was formed and took responsibility for the care of such sites. Some- times grouped with the other residences, Nijō Palace was originally built not for the imperial household but for the warriors who effectively ruled Japan from the seventeenth to the middle of the nineteenth century; today, it too is managed by the Imperial Household Agency (the scope and name of the Imperial Household Ministry having changed at the end of World War II). Of these four, Katsura, with its extensive grounds and esteemed teahouses in addition to a large, shoin-style residence, is best known of all, used both at home and abroad to

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Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture ReviewUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 30, 2012

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