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Introduction to Japanese Culture

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9784805313138
Author(s): Narumi Yasuda
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Dimensions: 183 x 259 x 8 (w x l x h)
Pages: 104

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Featuring full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, this text is a comprehensive guide to Japanese culture. The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture that its society has produced and passed on to future generations is one of Japan's greatest accomplishments. In Introduction to Japanese Culture, you'll read an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of Japan's most notable cultural achievements, including: Religion, Zen Buddhism, arranged marriages and BushidoDrama and Art--from pottery, painting and calligraphy to haiku, kabuki and karateCuisine--everything from rice to raw fishHome and Recreation, from board games such as Go to origami, kimonos and Japanese gardensThe Japan of today is a fully modern, Westernized society in nearly every regard. Even so, the elements of an earlier age are clearly visible in the country's arts, festivals, and customs. This book focuses on the essential constants that remain in present-day Japan and their counterparts in Western culture. Edited by Daniel Sosnoski, an American writer who has lived in Japan since 1985, these well-researched articles, color photographs, and line illustrations provide a compact guide to aspects of Japan that often puzzle the outside observer. Introduction to Japanese Culture is wonderfully informative, a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese. This book is certain to fas Please click here to ask a question
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