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  • Download E-books Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine PDF

    By Takashi Sugimoto

    Winner of the 2004 James Beard Award for top Photography!

    Shunju: New jap Cuisine takes you on a journey of the eating places and philosophy on the leading edge of Japan's cooking revolution. simply as Alice Waters replaced the best way american citizens thought of meals, Takashi Sugimoto has revolutionized the act of eating in Japan.

    Shunju: New jap Cuisine brings you the event of eating at Tokyo's such a lot leading edge and fascinating eating places: Shunju. every little thing approximately those eating places is unique—their layout, ornament, and lighting—but so much particularly the food. on the Shunju eating places the menu adjustments with the seasons and the specials swap day-by-day reckoning on what's on hand from the industry. The cooks choose between hand-picked farmed and wild greens that arrive every one morning. The meals, notwithstanding quintessentially jap, is clean and leading edge, with unforeseen touches from different cuisines.

    Stunning photos, shot on situation during the 4 seasons, and sleek recipes which are as appealing in presentation as they're to style, make Shunju: New jap Cuisine a needs to for either expert cooks and devoted amateurs.

    Sections include:

    • The Seasonal Kitchen
    • Spring foods
    • Summer foods
    • Autumn foods
    • Winter foods

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  • Download E-books Mishima, ou La vision du vide PDF

    By Marguerite Yourcenar

    Le 24 novembre 1970, Mishima prépare avec un soin minutieux sa mort. Il veut que son suicide obéisse en tous issues aux rigueurs du ceremony exigé depuis des siècles par los angeles culture de son can pay, le milieu dans lequel il a choisi de vivre religieusement, socialement, littérairement, politiquement : il s'ouvre le ventre avant de se faire décapiter par l. a. major d'un ami. Mort à l. a. fois negative et exemplaire parce qu'elle est en quelque sorte le moyen de rejoindre en profondeur le vide métaphysique dont le romancier-poète japonais subit l. a. fascination depuis sa jeunesse. Marguerite Yourcenar met toute l'acuité de son intelligence au provider d'une telle aventure humaine dont elle pressent à los angeles fois los angeles proximité et l'étrangeté. Ainsi, dans un modèle d'étude critique, un grand écrivain d'Occident démonte les mécanismes de l. a. psychologie d'un grand écrivain d'Orient, mettant au jour les objectives, les triomphes, les faiblesses, les désastres intérieurs et finalement le braveness.

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  • Download E-books Shinto (World Religions (Facts on File)) PDF

    Constructed in prehistoric instances, Shinto is the genuine expression of what it ability to be eastern. much less a proper non secular assertion than a deeply ingrained lifestyle, the rituals, traditions, and values of Shinto have either formed and been formed by means of eastern tradition. "Shinto, 3rd variation" examines the elemental tenets of Shinto, its evolution in accordance with different non secular affects, and the way the unique Shinto faith - rooted in an agrarian society - survives during this modern business global. With colour pictures and illustrations, a word list, and an index, this hugely beautiful reference introduces basic readers, spiritual scholars, and somebody with an curiosity in faith to the fascinating Shinto religion. The insurance contains: the belief of kami; the different types of Shinto; creation of Buddhism; the significance of shrines; the consequences of worldwide warfare II; and, the starting to be allure of Shinto in the course of the global.

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  • Download E-books Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity PDF

    By Anne McKnight

    How do you write your self right into a literature that doesn’t understand you exist? This used to be the conundrum faced via Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992), who counted himself one of the buraku-min, Japan’s biggest minority. His solution introduced the histories and rhetorical traditions of buraku writing into the excessive tradition of eastern literature for the 1st time and helped determine him because the so much canonical author born in postwar Japan.
    In Nakagami, Japan, Anne McKnight indicates how the writer’s exploration of buraku ended in a distinct mix of fiction and ethnography—which amounted to not anything below a reimagining of recent eastern literature. McKnight develops a parallax view of Nakagami’s fulfillment, permitting us to determine him a lot as he observed himself, as a author whose accomplishments traversed either buraku literary arts and excessive literary tradition in Japan.
    As she considers the ways that Nakagami and different twentieth-century writers used ethnography to form eastern literature, McKnight unearths how principles approximately language additionally imagined a transfigured relation to mainstream tradition and politics. Her research of the ensuing “rhetorical activism” lays naked Nakagami’s designated mixing of literature and ethnography in the context of twentieth-century principles approximately race, ethnicity, and citizenship—in Japan, but in addition on a world scale.

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  • Download E-books Four Pairs of Boots: A 3,200 Kilometre Hike The Length of Japan PDF

    Japan is an interesting state! a hundred twenty five million humans in a rustic simply just a little higher than New Zealand, and simply as mountainous. we have all obvious the television pictures - cramped housing, business haze and crowded trains - yet what approximately 'the actual Japan'? marvelous mountains, twisting rivers, hidden harbours and rugged coastlines. this can be the tale of Craig McLachlan's ninety nine day stroll from one finish to the opposite looking for 'the actual Japan'. 1993 - what a yr to do it! The 12 months of the unending wet season! The yr and not using a summer season! The 12 months of earhtquakes, tsunami and typhoons - and sore toes! this can be one in all 5 books to be had on Amazon approximately McLachlan's a number of adventures in Japan. He has additionally climbed Japan's a hundred well-known Mountains in checklist time (78 days!), hiked the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage, journeyed round the Saigoku 33 Temples of Kannon Pilgrimage, and trekked from the ocean of Japan to the Pacific Ocean mountain climbing all Japan's 3,000-meter peaks alongside the best way. See www.craigmclachlan.com.

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  • Download E-books Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction PDF

    By Motoko Tanaka

    Beginning with the background of apocalyptic culture within the West and targeting smooth eastern apocalyptic technology fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Apocalypse in modern jap technology Fiction indicates how technological know-how fiction mirrored and coped with the devastation in eastern nationwide identification after 1945. The constitution of apocalyptic technological know-how fiction unearths what's at stake in jap society - cultural continuity, culture, politics, ideology, fact, groups, and interpersonal relationships - and indicates how one can focus on those crises and visions for the longer term, either confident and adverse. by means of taking a look at the postwar interval, Motoko Tanaka observes how eastern apocalyptic discourse has replaced in its position as a device in line with the zeitgeists of varied a long time.

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  • Download E-books Fodor's Japan (Full-color Travel Guide) PDF

    In 2015 Japan turns into the eleventh most well-liked vacation spot for US tourists. Over 1000000 american citizens stopover at every year to adventure this land of beautiful attractiveness, and up to date fluctuations within the yen have made it extra of a reasonable vacation spot than ever. In attractive complete colour, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's everlasting attracts, from historical temples and gardens and the planned speed of the tea rite, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech towns.

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  • Download E-books I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While PDF

    By Taichi Yamada

    After twist of fate, sickness, and the lack of his task and marriage, forty-eight-year-old Taura meets Mutsuko, environment his already derailed lifestyles even additional astray. Their first come upon is, unseen, in an overcrowded medical institution. It later transpires that the mysterious Mutsuko is in her past due sixties, but if they subsequent meet she is more youthful, in her forties, and the 2 possible fall in love. With Mutsuko's age lowering whenever they meet, despite the fact that, time swiftly begins to expire for those broken souls. brief and enigmatic, Yamada's novel is a daring and hectic exploration of affection and loss.

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  • Download E-books Turning Pages: Reading and Writing Women's Magazines in Interwar Japan PDF

    By Sarah Frederick

    Analysing significant interwar women's magazines - the literary magazine 'Ladies' Review', the preferred family periodical 'Housewife's Friend', and the politically radical journal 'Women's Arts' - this publication considers the imperative position of representations of ladies for girls within the tradition of interwar-era Japan.

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