• Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple Reusable Beautiful

    The Pixeladies are stitching specialists Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They exhibit readers the centuries-old culture of furoshiki, the japanese artwork of wrapping gadgets in textile for sensible reasons. a gorgeous and unique technique to current a present, from nutrition goods to present playing cards! The e-book is illustrated with images of accomplished wraps and contains basic step by step directions. discover ways to make 18 diverse wraps for wrapping five major item shapes—bag, field, flat, bottle, and basket. additionally integrated are principles for designing particular wraps utilizing floor layout innovations, plus a gallery exhibiting beautiful complete items. you should have the knowledge to furoshiki absolutely anything!

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  • Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata

    The first English language e-book approximately Studio Ghibli, now up-to-date to incorporate The Wind RisesThe animations of Japan’s Studio Ghibli are one of the maximum looked within the motion picture undefined. Their pleasant movies rank along the most well-liked non-English language motion pictures ever made, with every one new eagerly-anticipated free up a assured box-office damage. but this hugely ecocnomic studio has remained fiercely autonomous, generating a movement of imaginitive and person animations. The studio’s founders, long-time animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, have created undying masterpieces. even though their motion pictures are noticeably eastern their topics are common: humanity, neighborhood, and a love for the surroundings. No different movie studio, animation or another way, comes just about matching Ghibli for natural cinematic adventure. All their significant works are tested the following, in addition the early output of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, exploring the cultural and thematic threads that bind those movies together

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  • The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters

    Written via imperial command within the 8th century, The Kojiki: files of historical Matters is Japan's vintage of classics, the oldest attached literary paintings and the basic scripture of Shinto.

    A extra actual heritage referred to as the Nihongi or Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) used to be accomplished in A.D. 720, yet The Kojiki continues to be the higher identified, possibly as a result of its detailed situation with the legends of the gods, with the divine descent of the imperial relatives, and with local Shinto. either works have colossal worth as documents of the advance of Japan right into a unified kingdom with a well-defined personality. certainly, even the mythological features have been authorized as truth all through so much of next jap history—until the defeat and disillusionment of the state in 1945.

    This vintage textual content is a key to the ancient roots of the japanese people—their adolescence and the advance in their personality and institutions—as good as a full of life mix of legend and background, family tree, and poetry. It stands as one of many maximum monuments of jap literature since it preserves extra faithfully than the other publication the mythology, manners, language and traditions of Japan. It presents, moreover, a bright account of a kingdom within the making.

    The paintings opens "when chaos had started to condense, yet strength and shape weren't but appear, and there has been nought named, nought performed &ellipse;" It recounts the mythological production of Japan via the divine brother and sister Izanami and Izanagi; stories of the solar Goddess and different deities; the divine beginning of Jimmu the 1st emperor; and the histories of next reigns. Epic fabric is complemented by way of a clean bucolic vein expressed in songs and poetry.

    This well-known translation by means of the British student Basil corridor Chamberlain is more suitable by means of notes at the textual content and an in depth advent discussing early jap society, in addition to The Kojiki and its historical past. very important for its wealth of knowledge, The Kojiki is critical to someone attracted to issues jap.

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  • Hokusai (Mega Square)

    Through his stylish brush work and masterful woodblocks, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) grew to become considered one of Japan’s such a lot internationally-renowned artists. A grasp of ukiyo-eart, he singlehandedly reworked the paintings shape from an easy kind excited by courtesans and recognized actors right into a grander sort depicting the wonderful thing about nature visible via landscapes and natural world. His sort of artwork and his matters developed as repeatedly as he replaced his identify, yet Hokusai’s expertise as an artist remained consistent and his influential function in later artwork routine resembling artwork Nouveau and Impressionism continues to be eternal.

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  • The Saké Handbook

    By John Gauntner

    A compact guidebook to Japan's nationwide beverage, The Sake Handbook is the correct advent to the heritage, brewing, and benefits of numerous sake. Gauntner provides readers the entire info they should turn into sake specialists. Now revised with up-to-date sake techniques and pubs, this booklet contains a certain rationalization of the sake brewing strategy and profiles of over fifty jap izakaya (sake pubs) in Tokyo. There also are reports of over 100 sake manufacturers, sake labels for simple identity and a listing of strong point liquor outlets all through Japan, with addresses and speak to numbers, the place readers should purchase hard-to-find sake manufacturers.

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  • Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Gods

    By Albert Axell

    The use of the japanese Kamikaze pilots in the course of the moment global conflict was once the most dramatic and chilling advancements of the conflict. yet who have been the Kamikaze pilots and what stimulated them to make the final word sacrifice?

    The demand Kamikaze pilots drew a spectacular reaction. thrice as many utilized for suicide flights because the variety of planes to be had. The authors of Kamikaze: Japan¿s Suicide Gods inspect the hearts and minds of the Kamikaze pilots, seen within the complete context of the warfare and the japanese cultures and traditions out of which the Kamikaze emerged. in accordance with interviews with Kamikaze survivors, unpublished memoirs, and files now not formerly open to the general public, the e-book portrays essentially the most awesome and surprising occasions in historical past, an occasion that has made Kamikaze a family notice world wide.

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  • Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

    By Rhoda Blumberg

    In 1853, few eastern humans
    knew nation
    called the US even existed.

    For centuries, Japan had remoted itself from the surface international via refusing to exchange with different international locations or even refusing to aid shipwrecked sailors, overseas or jap. The country's humans nonetheless lived less than a feudal procedure like that of Europe within the heart a long time. yet every little thing started to swap while American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the emerging solar, bringing with them new technological know-how and expertise, and a brand new means of life.

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