Photographer and longtime Japan resident captures stunning images of Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage sites with stunning full-color photographs. Author and photographer John Lander takes the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan as a starting point for exploring the country's architecture, history, customs and festivals. Lander, who has lived in Japan for 35 years, traveled to almost all the country's UNESCO sites: from well-known places like Mount Fuji to hidden temple gardens and hard-to-reach wild islands. This book also includes cultural elements listed as intangible world heritage, providing intimate portraits of Japanese cuisine, crafts and performance arts. With a lyrical preface by Pico Iyer and illustrated with over 180 full-color photographs, World Heritage Japan is Lander's personal photographic tribute to a diverse and ancient culture - a stunning visual journey across Japan.
John Lander is a freelance photographer based near Kamakura, Japan with a passion forJapanese gardens, hot springs, and colorful festivals. Credits include photos published by National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Conde Naste Traveler, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides,TIME Magazine, Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Forbes, Camping Life andtravel sections of newspapers in the US and Canada. In recent years, John has devoted histime and travels to three photo book essays with extended captions, Hidden Gardens of Japan,Offbeat Japan and the newest project: World Heritage Japan.