"After having visited Kyoto twice I started to collect "Kyoto books" and this one is one of my favorite. The pictures taken in every season are beautiful, just the photos I could not take because I visited twice in winter. Lyrics and texts are wonderful references for further reading. It made me buy more books, some preowned. There are so many interesting books about Japan and Kyoto - but this one "Kyoto Encounters" is special, it is a keeper !! "