Introduction to Japanese Culture

Author: Daniel Sosnoski
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804820561
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With sixty-eight deft essays and stunning photographs and illustrations, this is an essential overview of Japanese culture.

Evanescence and Form

Author: C. Inouye
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230615481
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This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.

Japanese Culture

Author: H. Paul Varley
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824821524
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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.

Evanescence and Form

Author: Charles Shiro Inouye
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403967060
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If we thought that reality were changeable, fragile, and fleeting, would we take life more seriously or less seriously? This book contemplates the notion of hakanasa, the evanescence of all things, as understood by the Japanese. Their lived responses to this idea of impermanence have been various and even contradictory. Asceticism, fatalism, conformism. Hedonism, materialism, careerism. What this array of responses have in common are, first, a grounding in hakanasa, and, second, an emphasis on formality. Evanescence and Etiquette attempts to illuminate for the first time the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.

An Introduction to Japanese Society

Author: Yoshio Sugimoto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316214117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading for students of Japanese society. Internationally renowned scholar Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative in this sophisticated yet highly readable text. This book explores the breadth and diversity of Japanese society, with chapters covering class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. Updates include an exploration of the 'Cool Japan' phenomenon and the explosion of Japanese culture overseas. This edition also features the latest research into Japanese society, updated statistical data and coverage of recent events including the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the change in government. Written in a clear and engaging style, An Introduction to Japanese Society provides an insight into all aspects of a diverse and ever-evolving contemporary Japan.

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525141
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

Introduction to Japanese Architecture

Author: Michiko Kimura Young
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462908098
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Introduction to Japanese Architecture provides an overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of contemporary trends in areas as diverse as country inns, underground malls, and love hotels. The intervening 12,000 years are analyzed in reference to major changes in architecture caused by Buddhist and indigenous influences, feudalism, and finally the influence of Western culture in the 19th century. The architecture book provides insights into the dynamic nature of this contrast and how it reflects the underlying diversity of Japanese culture. The comprehensive, accessible text is complemented by over 340 color photographs, diagrams, and specially commissioned watercolors.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author: Sandra Buckley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415481526
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With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture offers extensive coverage of Japanese culture spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945, right up to the present day. Entries range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense to allow for coverage of the diversity of practice and production in a country as vibrant and rapidly changing as Japan. Including a new preface by the editor to bring the book fully up-to-date with cultural developments since 2001, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.

Japan Culture Introduction

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156999349
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 62. Chapters: Tsurugi, Japanese clothing, Tamasay, Japanese Cultural Festival, Chapatsu, Matagi, Ennichi, Japan Media Arts Festival, Hadaka Matsuri, Nankin Tamasudare, Local hero, Hiroshima Dreamination, Nishijin, Kotatsu, Egg, Mari Kotani, Hiroshima Flower Festival, Rei Toei, Wabi-cha, Karatsu Kunchi, Iki-ningy, Urasenke, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, D, Furo, Koinobori, Mie, H nen Matsuri, Kamiza, Urecco, Etenraku, McRefugee, Manga cafe, Tawashi, Shichirin, Za Kabuki, Kenshibu, Yamato nadeshiko, Banch, Tokyo Auto Salon, Happy Monday System, Miyabi, Ikko Tanaka, Ina Nobuo Award, Uchi-deshi, F y Wakash, Ashikaga Gakko, Temari, Onsen geisha, Kadomatsu, Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsumatsuri, Yoroi t shi, Ichi-go ichi-e, Tejime, T daijiyama Sword, Amejo, Japan Unbound: A Volatile Nation's Quest for Pride and Purpose, Bromide, Shukan Jitsuwa, Journal of the Academic Association of Koreanology in Japan, Yabo, Higan, Japanzine, T r nagashi, Shoxx magazine, Tomesode, Hachimaki, Love Berry, Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat, Jinbei, Sh kanshi, Buta no shippo, Constitution Memorial Day, Momijigari, Roadside Station, Akanbe, Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery, Sumata, Tekagi-shuko, Bungeishunj, Pink salon, Kaoani, Dengaku, Ero kawaii, Tsunokakushi, Delivery health, Smash, Kaii-Y kai Densh Database, Brutus, MensEGG, Shoku Nihon K ki, Shindo Ryu, Wotagei, Kobe Luminarie, Dekochari, Oicho-Kabu, Shitagi, Asaka-no-miya, The Man Who Turned Into A Stick, Shitajiki, Shimada, Chabudai, Croissant, Kodokushi, Black Tokyo, Kenya Hara, Sabra, Happi, Okobo, Utagaki, Fashion health, Pichi Lemon, Shin'y Wakash, Jinjitsu, Sense of Gender Awards, Sh tengai, Tanren b, Sokutai, F rinkazan, Shan-shan festival, D butsu uranai, Kama, Nafudakake, Erikae, Giri choco, Waraji, Fukuwarai, Kyusu, Mitsudomoe, Tokyoten, Kabufuda, Wagoto, Bonbori, Ry tei...

Introduction to Japanese Cuisine

Author: Japanese Culinary Academy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9784908325007
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The first in a multi-volume definitive series on the art of Japanese cuisine that will be the standard work for many years to come. Subsequent volumes will appear annually and will describe and illustrate the technical aspects of Japanese cuisine, such as Umami, Sauce & Seasoning, Cutting and Slicing, Simmering and Steaming, Grilling and Frying, Sushi and Other Cuisine, Desserts, Ingredients and more.