Nobuko Toyosawa is Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences.
The book is lavishly produced with beautiful four-color
illustrations...A genuine contribution to our scholarship on early
modern and modern Japanese intellectual history. Toyosawa's
innovative insights into the theme of landscape connect Tokugawa
and Meiji-era thought in productive, exciting, and unexpected ways.
-- Mark Ravina * Journal of Japanese Studies *
Toyosawa analyzes the influential works of several early-modern and modern Japanese scholar-writers that exemplify how the natural landscape has long been a source of power and as a defining core of Japanese identity. -- Rex J. Rowley * Historical Geography *