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Between “Koto” & “Hablu Min Nan Nas” - The perceptions of intercultural environmental education in local gardens: a preliminary study on selected Japanese gardens design around Kyoto City, Japan

Yaman, Maheran and Kawasaki, Masashi (2008) Between “Koto” & “Hablu Min Nan Nas” - The perceptions of intercultural environmental education in local gardens: a preliminary study on selected Japanese gardens design around Kyoto City, Japan. The Global Studies Journal, 1. pp. 19-26. ISSN 1835-4432

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Abstract

There are two types of garden in this study. One type is the gardens which, are designed for strolling and observing. Examples of them are the Tenryu-ji garden (Figure 1) and the Ryoan-ji (Figure 2) gardens. Both are World Cultural Heritage sites (Kubota & Oshima, 2007). These are examples of garden in temples or worshiping public area. The second type is gardens for royalty such as Katsura. Every angle of areas in Katsura garden (Figures 3 & 4) gives different views. The four seasonal changes add to the dramatic effect of colours in the picturesque frame (Kawasaki & Yamaguchi, 2007). This kind of garden is a mixed of both as described earlier. The overall intentions for all the gardens examples above are for meditation or learning from the environment. Thus, explains the Japanese notion of koto which is similar to the concept of hablu min nan nas (relation of human and environment). In Islam, it can be a useful concept to explain on environmental link with education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2738/13219
Uncontrolled Keywords: Garden, Environment and Learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr Maheran Yaman
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 11:40
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 11:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13219

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