"Davey uses words with clarity and simplicity to describe the non-word realm of practicing these arts."--"Publishers Weekly""From an economic standpoint, this compilation sells for a price comparable to the price of a single copy of either of the first two works. In addition, the third work, "The Japanese Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Moving Meditation," is no longer in print. This makes this compilation a very good deal and the quickest way to secure a copy of "The Japanese Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Moving Meditation."..In addition, the content of all three works is great. Any one of these books would be worth the price, and this book is great both as a Christmas present and a book for the beach." -- Michael Donnelly Sensei, veteran teacher of Aikido
The three works anthologized here are essential to understanding the spiritual, meditative, and physical basis of all classical Japanese creative and martial arts. "Living the Japanese Arts & Ways" covers key concepts--like "wabi" and "stillness in motion"--while the other two books show the reader how to use brush calligraphy "(shodo)" and flower arranging "(ikebana)" to achieve mind-body unification. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs.