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

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}

Modern Bamboo Structures

Author: Yan Xiao
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203888926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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.

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.......

Things Japanese

Author: Basil Hall Chamberlain
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0893469688
Format: PDF
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An engaging collection about everything from the abacus to zoology in Japan, designed to preserve knowledge about a society that was modernizing beyond recognition. This book remains an erudite source of information about culture, history, art, religion, and daily life. Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850–1935) lived in Japan for thirty-five years and was one of the foremost Japanologists of his day.

Bambus im alten Japan

Author: Martin Brauen
Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
ISBN:
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When you think of Japan, bamboo springs to mind. This exotic plant was Hans Apörry's ruling passion. A resident of Yokohama from 1890 until 1896, the Zurich silk merchant lavished time and resources on amassing an incomparable collection of objects made of, or referring to, bamboo. As well as a wide variety of objects made from bamboo, the collection, which comprises about 1500 items, includes representations of bamboo on textiles, picture scrolls and in books, on ceramics, as decoration, sword accessories and utensils in daily use. Given to the Zurich Ethnography Museum, the Spörry Collection was - despite the superlative quality of the pieces - last on display a century ago! Martin Brauen has achieved a scholarly rescue of this treasure from neglect. The most important and finest pieces are brilliantly reproduced, with modern photographs supplemented by Japanese photos dating from about 1890 and period drawings illustrated the uses to which these bamboo objects were put and how they were made. Text in English and German

Japantown

Author: Barry Lancet
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364113420X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mein Name ist Jim Brodie. Ich bin in Tokio aufgewachsen, lebe in San Francisco und verbringe meine Zeit vor allem damit, antike Vasen zu reparieren. Ab und zu helfe ich der Polizei. Heute Nacht haben sie mich nach Japantown gerufen. Eine japanische Familie wurde auf brutale Weise hingerichtet. Doch das ist nicht alles. Am Ort des Verbrechens fand ich ein japanisches Schriftzeichen – dasselbe Zeichen, das vor drei Jahren bei meiner ermordeten Frau entdeckt wurde. Dies wird der Fall meines Lebens, der Fall, den ich lösen muss, koste es, was es wolle ...

Kendo

Author: Jinichi Tokeshi
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824825980
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All students of kendo--the formal art and practice of Japanese swordsmanship--will welcome this manual by an advanced practitioner with a deep understanding of the martial art. The work begins with a history of kendo in Japan, followed by a study of basic equipment and its proper care and use and a detailed description of forms and rules--essential aspects of any martial art. Beginners will find this section particularly helpful because of the close attention paid to fundamental techniques of kendo, including the rare two-sword form (nito ryu), largely unknown outside of Japan. Each technique is accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow illustrations. The Nihon Kendo Kata and Shiai and Shinpan rules and regulations are useful references for those learning the Kata and participating in matches. The author, who is also a practicing physician, is attentive throughout to injury prevention and safety--concerns often overlooked in martial arts manuals. The elements of kendo philosophy, which can mystify even experienced practitioners, are explained in simple terms to aid understanding. The manual concludes with biographies of Japan's most celebrated swordsmen, an extensive glossary of kendo terms, and a history of kendo in Hawaii, where it has been practiced for more than a century and where some of the world's top practitioners can be found.