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
Format: PDF
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Gathers photographs of bamboo forests and groves, bamboo shoots, leaves, blossoms, and roots, and gardens, mountains, and wildflowers

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.

Dragons tigers and bamboo

Author: George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Macdonald Collection
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd
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A lavishly illustrated volume on Japanese porcelain from one of the world's finest collections. Dragons, Tigers and Bamboohighlights 170 masterpieces from the Macdonald Collection at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. This extraordinary collection illustrates many different aspects of the historical interaction between Japanese and European porcelain during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is the best cross-cultural porcelain collection in Canada and among the best of its kind in the world. Illustrated with more than 160 full-colour photographs commissioned for this volume, Dragons, Tigers and Bamboomakes the Macdonald Collection accessible for the first time to an international audience.

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}

New Bamboo

Author: Joe Earle
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300141412
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This title celebrates contemporary Japanese bamboo masters whose imaginative new works are changing the definition of basketry.

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.

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.

Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Arts

Author: Robert T. Coffland
Publisher: Art Media Resources Limited
ISBN: 9781878529671
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Works by artists of the Japan Craft Arts Association, the Nitten World, and independent artists.