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Japanese Proverbs
Author: David Galef

ISBN: 9784805312001
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 September 2012
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 22.9 x 1.3
Description:
"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."-Japanese proverb

This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying.

Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese sayings and maxims. Some of the classic Japanese quotes and quotations, like "Fall down seven times, get up eight", capture the dogged perseverance of the Japanese heart. Others, such as "A red lacquer dish needs no decoration" illuminate both a universal truth and Japan's unique, aesthetic traditions.Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom has proverbs of great cultural significance as well as proverbs on matters of daily life and customs.

Pleasing to expert and new-comer alike, the 200 traditional proverbs in this unique collection are presented in Japanese calligraphy form, along with direct English translations. Similar proverbs are given from English, and thesumi-e style ink drawings are a delight in their own right.
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