This vintage book contains Jiro Harada s fascinating treatise on Japanese architecture; The Lesson of Japanese Architecture . It contains numerous articles introducing Japanese architecture, along with black-and-white photographs of Japanese buildings and establishments - of which many were sadly destroyed during the Second World War. Concise and non-technical, this book is recommended for anyone with an interest in Japanese architecture. Jiro Harada was a Lieutenant-General in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Many antiquarian texts such as this, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."