Bamboo in Japan

Author: Nancy Moore Bess
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770025104
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This is a fully illustrated guide to the art, craft and design of bamboo, as demonstrated by the Japanese. It demonstrates how to use inexpensive materials to create sophisticated effects in the home and garden. A list of bamboo collections, gardens and research sources is included. For centuries, bamboo has fascinated legions of craftspeople, plant lovers and devotees of the handcrafted object. And nowhere is bamboo used more elegantly and distinctly than in Japan. Its presence touches every part of daily life-art, crafts, design, literature, and food. Its beauty

Bamboo of Japan

Author: Shinji Takama
Publisher: Japan Pubns
ISBN:
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Gathers photographs of bamboo forests and groves, bamboo shoots, leaves, blossoms, and roots, and gardens, mountains, and wildflowers

Blue Bamboo

Author: Osamu Dazai
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770026101
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Seven short stories by one of Japan's pre-eminent postwar writers and prose stylists. These imaginative stories are full of water spirits, ghosts, and a mixture of fantastic allegory and affecting romance.

Japanese Bamboo Art The Abbey Collection

Author: Monika Bincsik
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396142
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Bamboo is present in nearly every aspect of traditional Japanese life, yet Japanese bamboo art, with its refined beauty and technical sophistication, has been little known in the West until recent years. This publication provides an overdue introduction to these exquisite works, which represent a cultural tradition stretching back hundreds of years. The works illustrated and discussed are exceptional for their broad representation of many notable bamboo masters, and highlight key stages in the modern history of Japanese bamboo art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Author: Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688131158
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In the final days of World War II, Koreans were determined to take back control of their country from the Japanese and end the suffering caused by the Japanese occupation. As an eleven-year-old girl living with her Japanese family in northern Korea, Yoko is suddenly fleeing for her life with her mother and older sister, Ko, trying to escape to Japan, a country Yoko hardly knows. Their journey is terrifying—and remarkable. It's a true story of courage and survival that highlights the plight of individual people in wartime. In the midst of suffering, acts of kindness, as exemplified by a family of Koreans who risk their own lives to help Yoko's brother, are inspiring reminders of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Modern Bamboo Structures

Author: Yan Xiao
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203888926
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Bamboo materials are well available in the world. Bamboo has much shorter maturity than trees, thus can be harvested with shorter cycles of plantation. Despite the fact that human society has a long history of using bamboo, there is still a lack of modern and industrialized application of bamboo materials in construction. Promoting the application of bamboo in construction could provide a potential solution to the sustainable, green and environment-friendly development of construction industry. Modern Bamboo Structures is the first of its kind covering the applications of bamboo materials in modern structures. These proceedings of the First International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS-2007, Changsha, China, 28-30 October 2007) include the state-of-the-art on materials, design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, construction of modern bamboo structures. Modern Bamboo Structures will be essential for researchers, engineers and administrators involved in structural engineering, civil engineering, agriculture engineering, forestry, environmental engineering and urban development.

When the Bamboo Bends

Author: Masao Takenaka
Publisher: World Council of Churches
ISBN: 9782825413623
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Building on the interest and success of God Is Rice, When the Bamboo Bends is a visual and thought-provoking exploration of spirituality in the Eastern Christian tradition. Throughout the world Christian ideas and worship are expressed through local culture. In the East, and in Japan in particular, bamboo is a key cultural symbol. Its characteristics -- shape, flexibility, eternally green leaves and hollow stem -- are interpreted in the light of their religious significance. The objective of this book is to stimulate ideas of the relationship between Christ and culture throughout the world.

Japan Folktales Story of Oyone The Green Bamboo

Author: Muham Sakura Dragon
Publisher: Sakura Dragon SPC
ISBN: 1524246344
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Long since, there lived in Yedo a gentleman of good lineage and very honest conversation. His wife was a gentle and loving lady. To his secret grief, she bore him no sons. But a daughter she did give him, whom they called Oyone (O’Yoné), which, being interpreted, is “Rice in the ear.” Each of them loved this child more than life, and guarded her as the apple of their eye. And the child grew up red and white, and long-eyed, straight and slender as the green bamboo. When O’Yoné (Oyone) was twelve years old, her mother drooped with the fall of the year, sickened, and pined, and ere the red had faded from the leaves of the maples she was dead and shrouded and laid in the earth. The husband was wild in his grief. He cried aloud, he beat his breast, he lay upon the ground and refused comfort, and for days he neither broke his fast nor slept. The child was quite silent. Time passed by. The man perforce went about his business. The snows of winter fell and covered his wife’s grave. The beaten pathway from his house to the dwelling of the dead was snow also, undisturbed save for the faint prints of a child’s sandalled feet. In the spring-time he girded up his robe and went forth to see the cherry blossom, making merry enough, and writing a poem upon gilded paper, which he hung to a cherry-tree branch to flutter in the wind. The poem was in praise of the spring and of saké. Later, he planted the orange lily of forgetfulness, and thought of his wife no more. But the child remembered.......

Japanese Bamboo Baskets

Author: 諸山正則
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN:
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Once neglected in the West, Japanese basketry now claims a loyal following among art lovers, collectors, and craftspeople in the United States and Europe. Japanese Basketry acknowledges this growing interest by presenting a stunning array of the best baskets to come out of Japan in the last 150 years....[and] frames the pieces in a wealth of original material, beginning with a preface by pioneer collector Lloyd Cotsen -- from book jacket.