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Cutting Back
Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto | Leslie Buck
9 posts | 4 read | 17 to read
This absorbing debut memoir recounts an American gardener sapprenticeship with the most prestigious gardening firm in Kyoto."
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DiruVamp
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I soak up anything relating to Japan and Japanese culture. Kyoto is my favorite city in Japan (even though I haven't made it there yet) so this was a no-brainer. I learned so much about the history and tradition of Japanese gardening and pruning. And the fact that the author was just 3 years younger than I am now when she made this journey made it very relatable and I could just imagine how this experience was for her. Extremely enjoyable!

cariashley Kyoto is amazing. This book looks so interesting! 3y
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thereadingwomen
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Kendra and I are buying all the books in sight for #independentbookstoreday are three more bags in the car because we hit up the library book sale along the way. #sorrynotsorry

Oftencantdecide That pouch is great 🐶 3y
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DiruVamp
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Super excited about this one!! It's about to get nerdy in here!

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Readingrobin
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Ah, yes, a green smoothie while reading about gardening!

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BookNAround
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I'm looking for inspiration to get out in my garden as soon as it warms back up again.

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mrsmamfa
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I'm not particularly interested in gardening, however I was attracted to this book because of it's cultural quality. I loved travelling around Japan and peeking into it's traditional gardening values from page to page. From someone that has no gardening experience I still found this book easy to read and follow. It deepens further into the adventure, the opportunity and the respect for Japanese culture. I definitely recommend it.

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Rachael_reads
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#bookmail is the best mail!!!! #ARC 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚

DiruVamp I need this book! Going to Kyoto is my absolute dream! (edited) 3y
JulietteGF Haha ;) I received it too... I'll try to squeeze it in my long list of books for February or March. 3y
Howardsimmons Oh man. I have to read this. Was in Kyoto last year and am longing to live there 3y
Rachael_reads @Howardsimmons I'm jealous... I've always wanted to go to Japan 3y
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mrsmamfa
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Rhondareads
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A wonderful adventure apprenticing in A prestigious Koyoto gardening company.First woman to learn pruning& really interesting life lessons.