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Download E-books Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan PDF

Download E-books Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan PDF

By Alex Kerr

A extraordinary overview of the disasters and successes of contemporary Japan.

In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the numerous aspects of Japan's contemporary, and persistent, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension cash to the decline of its as soon as superb glossy cinema. he's the 1st to offer an entire document at the nation's endangered surroundings -- its shores covered with concrete, its roads resulting in nowhere within the mountains -- in addition to its "monument frenzy," the destruction of outdated towns akin to Kyoto and development of drab new ones, and the attendant cave in of its vacationer undefined. Kerr writes with humor and fervour, for "passion," he says, "is a part of the tale. thousands of eastern think as heartbroken at what's going as I do. My jap buddies inform me, 'Please write this -- for us.'"

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Download E-books Japan: The Art of Living PDF

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By Amy Slyvester Katoh, Shin Kimura

Achieve perception into either glossy and eastern types with this lovely eastern inside layout book.

The eastern conventional residence defines jap type. the japanese, even though, being a pragmatic and imaginitive humans, don't so restrict themselves. They recognize that there are occasions whilst the spirit breaks the boundaries of quiet simplicity.
In greater than three hundred appealing pictures of the houses of either Westerners and eastern, this publication provides the artwork of residing with eastern sort, supplying fascinating new principles and notion for all. beautiful houses within the Tokyo quarter, concentrating on unique and engaging use of jap antiques and folks crafts, are showcased. additionally incorporated is the most recent details on old markets and tricks for the place to work out the artwork of living—in galleries, fabric and craft outlets, and eating places.

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Download E-books The Little Book of Japan PDF

Download E-books The Little Book of Japan PDF

By Charlotte Anderson

This compact shuttle pictorial and Japan trip consultant is filled with cultural and historic info besides captivating photographs.

Japan is a rustic shrouded in secret, even now within the twenty first century. The myriad features that, whilst prepare, compose the full of this country are most unlikely to completely trap. yet in The Little booklet of Japan, the dynamic photographer-writer workforce of Gorazd Vilhar and Charlotte Anderson do an admirable activity of making a party in phrases and pictures that encapsulates what makes this kingdom so extraordinary.

Small and simply transportable, The Little e-book of Japan is geared up in a sequence of forty four essays with pictures contained inside 4 chapters: Cultural Icons, Traditions, locations and religious existence. below those 4 overarching beliefs, Vilhar and Anderson discover a variety of themes from eastern cultural icons and traditions to Japan's non secular lifestyles to its distinctive towns and villages.

Broad adequate to meet someone with an curiosity within the tradition, paintings, and ideology of this exact island kingdom, but finished adequate for the genuine Japanophile, The Little e-book of Japan is a beautiful number of images and considerate essays. With every thing from Cherry Blossoms to Sushi, Calligraphy to Kimonos, previous Tokyo to Hiroshima, to intimate information of Buddhism and Pilgrimages, this publication is a gorgeous and relaxing strategy to research extra in regards to the interesting island kingdom of Japan.

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Download E-books Geishas rivales (Rara Avis) PDF

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Hacia 1912, siete años después de separarse, se encuentran en los pasillos del Teatro Imperial de Tokio el ejecutivo Yoshioka y l. a. geisha Komayo. Él es un hombre casado, próspero; ella ha vuelto al oficio después de haber enviudado. Esa misma noche reanudan su relación, pero Komayo se enamora de un célebre actor especializado en papeles femeninos. Ella cree que «en el mundo no hay nada más misterioso que el destino de cada persona», y el suyo, en efecto, le reserva tanto el éxtasis como los angeles humillación. En «este mundo de aguas terrosas» que es el oficio de geisha acechan ocultas ocasiones para l. a. venganza, aunque no se sepa quién las espera y quién las aprovechará.

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Download E-books Geisha in Rivalry PDF

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By Kafū Nagai, Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich, Shin Misho

EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781462900756
Original booklet: 1918
Original ebook (english translation): 1963
Electronic book: 2011
Book writer: Kafu Nagai
Translators: Kurt Meissner, Ralph Friedrich
Illustrations: Shin Mishio

Geisha in competition, first released in 1918, is decided opposed to the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district. the tale of 3 geisha, imperious Rikiji, gaudy Kikuchiyo, and the nalve heroine Komayo, Geisha in contention follows them of their look for a spot in a global that provides no effortless path of break out from their career. With an entire forged of shiny characters enjoying out their dramas of illicit love, shady intrigue and unrelenting contention, Geisha in contention is the sordid yet interesting story of Komayo, her fanatics, and the ladies who conspire to thieve them from her.

About the Author
Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), the most effective identified and most well-liked of eastern novelists through the first half the 20th century, had a flexible occupation as newspaper reporter, financial institution clerk, collage instructor, playwright, essayist, diarist, and lecturer on woodblock prints. He at the start completed repute as a author with stories of the USA and stories of France, items of a sojourn out of the country. The River Sumida and The Sneer are between his best works. a wierd story from East of the River is usually considered as the masterpiece of his overdue years. His works are famous for his or her depictions of existence in early twentieth-century Tokyo, specially between geisha, prostitutes, cabaret dancers, and different population of the city's full of life leisure districts.

Translator Kurt Meissner, a German businessman and an enthusiastic admirer of jap tradition, resided in Japan virtually consistently from 1906. He translated various eastern literary works into his local language and used to be renowned for selling Japanese-German kin. He was once a private good friend of Kafu Nagai. Ralph Friedrich, his collaborator, lived in Japan from 1946. He translated jap children's books into English and authored a suite of poetry. He used to be previously an editor with the Charles E. Tuttle corporation.

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Download E-books Kibo ("Brimming with Hope"): Recipes and Stories from Japan's Tohoku PDF

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By Elizabeth Andoh

  This cookbook is a heartfelt and interesting tribute to the meals, traditions, and braveness of the folks of Japan’s Tohoku quarter ahead of and after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami of March eleven, 2011. It good points conventional recipes equivalent to Miso-Seared Scallops, Pinched-Noodle Soup with beef, Salmon-Stuffed Kelp Rolls, and fundamentals like rice, shares, and sauces, in addition to sake pairings and essays on Japan in restoration from newshounds and meals writers.
 
 Kibō used to be written by means of eastern culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh, who used to be in her Tokyo kitchen whilst the nice Eastern-Japan Earthquake struck. Over the next months she witnessed the energy of the folk of the Tohoku region—one of the most important miso- and sake-producing components in Japan—as they struggled with the consequences of the ensuing tsunami and nuclear twist of fate. She used to be encouraged to jot down Kibō (meaning “brimming with hope”) not to simply inform the tale of the meals of the Tohoku sector but in addition to rfile the reports of its humans, either sooner than and after the catastrophe. This lushly photographed unique e-book will honor the zone and its wealthy tradition at the first anniversary of the earthquake, with a component of the proceeds going to eastern restoration efforts.

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Download E-books The Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation of One Thousand Poems PDF

Download E-books The Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation of One Thousand Poems PDF

By Donald Keene, Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai

Relationship from the 8th century and previous, the Manyoshu is the oldest eastern poetry anthology. The 1,000 poems selected for this well-known choice have been selected by means of a distinct scholarly committee according to their poetic excellence, their function in revealing the japanese nationwide spirit and personality, and their cultural and historic importance. textual content is in English and Romanji.

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Download E-books War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges (Routledge Contemporary Japan, Volume 20) PDF

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By Yoshiko Nozaki

The controversy over reliable state-approved historical past textbooks in Japan, which overlook or play down many episodes of Japan’s profession of neighbouring international locations throughout the Asia-Pacific battle (1931-1945), and that have been challenged via critics who favour extra serious, peace and justice views, is going to the guts of Japan’s feel of itself as a country. The measure to which Japan is prepared to confront its earlier is not only approximately background, but additionally approximately how Japan defines itself at the moment, and going ahead. This ebook examines the historical past textbook controversy in Japan. It units the talk within the context of debates approximately reminiscence, and schooling, and in terms of evolving politics either inside Japan, and in Japan’s kin with its neighbours and previous colonies and nations it invaded. It discusses specifically the struggles of Ienaga Saburo, who has made an important contributions, together with via 3 epic court cases, in difficult the legitimate executive position.

Winner of the American academic study Association 2009 amazing publication Award within the Curriculum reviews category.

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Download E-books Der Wolkenpavillon: Ein neuer Fall für Sano Ichirô PDF

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By Laura Joh Rowland

Japan, 1701. Chiyo, die Cousine des Samurais Sano Ichiro, kehrt von einer Reise zum Tempel in Awashima nicht zurück. Der Ermittler des Shoguns hatte jahrelang keinen Kontakt zur Familie seiner Mutter. Jetzt aber fleht sein Onkel ihn an, die Vergangenheit ruhen zu lassen und ihm bei der Suche nach seiner Tochter zu helfen. Unfähig, die Notsituation zu ignorieren, in der sich seine Cousine offensichtlich befindet, begibt sich Sano auf die verzweifelte Suche - und findet heraus, dass noch zwei weitere Frauen unter ähnlich mysteriösen Umständen verschwunden sind. Die Zeit drängt. Kann Sano den Verbrecher stellen, bevor dieser noch mehr Frauen ins Unglück stürzt?

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