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In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

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Shugaku-in Imperial Villa Garden

Emperor Go-Mizunoo

Kyoto, Japan

1659

Seen as one of the great achievements of Japanese garden design, these gardens introduced the idea of the "borrowed view" by framing the near-by Kyoto hills through careful design and direction of the visitor's attentions.

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As with so many places in the rapidly growing city of Kyoto there is an almost impossible transition from city bustle to idyllic tranquility over what seems an impossibly short distance as you enter these fragile remnants of the city's history. This garden is home to a multitude of birds and insects which detail the sounds of wind and water and mark the season's changes.