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  • 210 pages 
  • 36cm x 28cm 
  • Published in London, 2019 

Taking its inspiration from the pleasure gardens of 18th-century London, Pleasure Garden magazine steps away from the practicalities of weeding and planting, and instead places the garden within a wider cultural context that presents it as a place filled with art, music, fashion and sex.


This issue is dedicated to Japan, exploring interpretations of the Land of the Rising Sun, and taking inspiration from Isamu Noguchi, the Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose work represents much of the dialogue between Japan and the West through the 20th century.


In this issue:


  • Hiromi Matsugi looks deeper into the inspired mixture of cultures in Noguchi’s work
  • Moerenuma Park in Hokkaido photographed by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce
  • Oliva Meehan on the opening up of Japan in the late 19th century
  • Some Japanese flowers and trees for the imagination
  • ‘Accidental florist’ Amy Merrick talks to her first Ikebana teacher Watarai Toru about nature, balance and his inspiring relationship with flowers
  • And the chrysanthemum comes under the spotlight in Observance for Late Autumn
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