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, Kindle
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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.

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.

Dragons tigers and bamboo

Author: George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Macdonald Collection
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd
Format: PDF
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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.

New Bamboo

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

A Pine Tree in a Bamboo Forest Five Years in Japan South Korea

Author: Brendan Magone
ISBN: 9781718029354
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From 2000-2006, American Brendan Magone lived and taught English in Kyoto, Japan and Jeonju, South Korea. Far removed from his usual milieu, the Northern Rockies of Western Montana, Brendan finds himself both charmed and vexed by foreign lands. These comedic and sometimes dark adventures--mixed with keen, poignant reflections--take readers deep down an Asian rabbit hole. The average Westerner exploring the Far East is often baffled by an Asian mystique. Yet Asians know a tremendous amount about the Western world. They study English since elementary school, listen to Western music, watch Hollywood movies, and peruse American websites. Although most Westerners have little concept of the Confucius mindset and harmonious lifestyle of the Japanese and South Korean people, Brendan's thoughtful and self-deprecating narrative brings it into sharp focus. Brendan Magone holds an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from the University of Wyoming. He is also the founder and Director of Content for Global Top Picks, Inc. Their flagship website is, with several more travel destination sites in development.

Japanese Bamboo Art The Abbey Collection

Author: Monika Bincsik
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396142
Format: PDF
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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}

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.