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andlt;bandgt;Featuring full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, this text is a comprehensive guide to Japanese culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture that its society has produced and passed on to future generations is one of Japan's greatest accomplishments. In andlt;iandgt;Introduction to Japanese Cultureandlt;/iandgt;, you'll read an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of Japan's most notable cultural achievements, including:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Religion, Zen Buddhism, arranged marriages and Bushidoandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Drama and Artand#8212;from pottery, painting and calligraphy to haiku, kabuki and karateandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Cuisineand#8212;everything from rice to raw fishandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Home and Recreation, from board games such as Go to origami, kimonos and Japanese gardensandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;The Japan of today is a fully modern, Westernized society in nearly every regard. Even so, the elements of an earlier age are clearly visible in the country's arts, festivals, and customs. This book focuses on the essential constants that remain in present-day Japan and their counterparts in Western culture.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Edited by Daniel Sosnoski, an American writer who has lived in Japan since 1985, these well-researched articles, color photographs, and line illustrations provide a compact guide to aspects of Japan that often puzzle the outside observer. andlt;iandgt;Introduction to Japanese Cultureandlt;/iandgt; is wonderfully informative, a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese. This book is certain to fascinate the student, tourist, or anyone who seeks to know and understand Japanese culture, Japanese etiquette, and the history of Japan.

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This is an essential overview of Japanese life and society today.

Synopsis:

With sixty-eight deft essays and stunning photographs and illustrations, this is an essential overview of Japanese culture.

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Its literature, music, art and cuisine embody the richness of Japan's renowned culture. Preserved for centuries in its highly independent and utterly unique rituals, festivals, and ethics, Japanese culture may now seem utterly Westernized—yet much of it will seem mysterious to Westerners. Introduction to Japanese Culture presents an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of some of JapanÆs most notable cultural achievements. From the anything-but-prosaic box lunch to the inscrutable Noh plays, these cogent essays, complemented with photographs and illustrations, reveal the tenacious cultural past still resonant in JapanÆs arts, festivals, and customs. They focus on the essential constants that remain in present day Japan and their counterparts in Western culture. A fascinating read.

Synopsis:

Introduction To Japanese Culture provides a compact guide to aspect Japan that often puzzles the outside observer. This very informative text is also a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese, certain to fascinate the student, tourist, or anyone who seeks to know and understand the Japanese and their world.

About the Author

Narumi Yasuda, born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1947, is a leading landscape photographer whose work has appeared on calendars and in numerous magazines and other publications, including Michinoku Bojo (Journey into Northern Japan), Furusato no Shiki wo Yuku: Nihon no Joki-Kikansha (Steam Locomotives through the Japanese Countryside), Japan: An Invitation, Nippon: Land of Beauty and Tradition, and Beautiful Japan.

Daniel Sosnoski is an American writer who has lived in Japan since 1985. His experiences as an editor of travel and cultural guides have taken him the length and breadth of Japan and given him an appreciation of the country's natural beauty. He continues to explore and discover new elements of the land and its people.

Table of Contents

Holidays and festivals — Arts and skill — Recreation and leisure — Cuisine and diet — Religion and spirituality — The home and daily life — Communication and the printed word — Places and sights.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804820561
Author:
Sosnoski, Daniel
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Sosnoski, Daniel
Author:
Yasuda, Narumi
Location:
Rutland, Vt. ;
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Travel-Japan
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japanese culture ; culture in japan ; japanese etiquette
Subject:
japanese culture book ; travel to japan ; japanese travel ;
Subject:
japan culture
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
issue 10
Publication Date:
20140805
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
76 photos & over 40 illus
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
10 x 7.25 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This is an essential overview of Japanese life and society today.
"Synopsis" by ,
With sixty-eight deft essays and stunning photographs and illustrations, this is an essential overview of Japanese culture.
"Synopsis" by ,
Its literature, music, art and cuisine embody the richness of Japan's renowned culture. Preserved for centuries in its highly independent and utterly unique rituals, festivals, and ethics, Japanese culture may now seem utterly Westernized—yet much of it will seem mysterious to Westerners. Introduction to Japanese Culture presents an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of some of JapanÆs most notable cultural achievements. From the anything-but-prosaic box lunch to the inscrutable Noh plays, these cogent essays, complemented with photographs and illustrations, reveal the tenacious cultural past still resonant in JapanÆs arts, festivals, and customs. They focus on the essential constants that remain in present day Japan and their counterparts in Western culture. A fascinating read.
"Synopsis" by , Introduction To Japanese Culture provides a compact guide to aspect Japan that often puzzles the outside observer. This very informative text is also a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese, certain to fascinate the student, tourist, or anyone who seeks to know and understand the Japanese and their world.
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