Japan Journeys

Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan
Author: Andreas Marks
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914969
Category: Art
Page: 168
View: 8653

Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. This stunning art book gathers together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, this carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Author Andreas Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted.

2018 Australia & Japan Journeys


Author: Barbara Wolf,Margaret Anderson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546254285
Category: Travel
Page: 116
View: 8594

We wrote about our travels throughout the world. Recently, we went to Australia and Japan. We spoke two times in Japan. As usual, we returned from our journeys with fresh memories, and we sat down and wrote our books.

Jazz Journeys to Japan

The Heart Within
Author: William Minor
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472113453
Category: Music
Page: 369
View: 8180

One author's personal odyssey through the jazz scene in Japan

Lost Japan


Author: Alex Kerr
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141979755
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 3134

An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future. Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings to life the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, and tells the story of the hidden valley that became his home. But the book is not just a love letter. Haunted throughout by nostalgia for the Japan of old, Kerr's book is part paean to that great country and culture, part epitaph in the face of contemporary Japan's environmental and cultural destruction. Winner of Japan's 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize. Alex Kerr is an American writer, antiques collector and Japanologist. Lost Japan is his most famous work. He was the first foreigner to be awarded the Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in Japan.

Pacific Pioneers

Japanese Journeys to America and Hawaii, 1850-80
Author: John E. Van Sant
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252025600
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
View: 1236

Shipwrecked sailors, samurai seeking a material and sometimes spiritual education, and laborers seeking to better their economic situation: these early Japanese travelers to the West occupy a little-known corner of Asian American studies.Pacific Pioneersprofiles the first Japanese who resided in the United States or the Kingdom of Hawaii for a substantial period of time and the Westerners who influenced their experiences. Although Japanese immigrants did not start arriving in substantial numbers in the West until after 1880, in the previous thirty years a handful of key encounters helped shape relations between Japan and the United States. John E. Van Sant explores the motivations and accomplishments of these resourceful, sometimes visionary individuals who made important inroads into a culture quite different from their own and paved the way for the Issei and Nisei.Pacific Pioneerspresents detailed biographical sketches of Japanese such as Joseph Heco, Niijima Jo, and the converts to the Brotherhood of the New Life and introduces the American benefactors, such as William Griffis, David Murray, and Thomas Lake Harris, who built relationships with their foreign visitors. Van Sant also examines the uneasy relations between Japanese laborers and sugar cane plantation magnates in Hawaii during this period and the shortlived Wakamatsu colony of Japanese tea and silk producers in California.A valuable addition to the literature,Pacific Pioneersbrings to life a cast of colorful, long-forgotten characters while forging a critical link between Asian and Asian American studies.

Samurai and Cotton

A Story of Two Life Journeys in Japan and America
Author: Tomoko T. Takahashi
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462043658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 8786

This is a story of two lives—that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter—in Japan and America. In the context of these two lives, this memoir takes on a historical journey through the world of the samurai as it transitions into the merchant class, culminating in the aftermath of the daughter’s decision to pursue her dreams to study in America. Based on the true stories of seven generations of author Tomoko T. Takahashi’s family and centered around the life of her father, Kiyoshi, Samurai and Cotton reveals the struggles and triumphs occurring during tumultuous upheavals in Japanese culture at large and the much more personal trials of a single family. This memoir is filled with vibrant, heartfelt emotion and detail, buoyed by the revealing, authentic letters written by family members. While it focuses on the lifespan and memories of Kiyoshi, this is also the story of Tomoko, who receives indefatigable support from her father first as a headstrong youngster in Japan and later as a determined newcomer to America.

Looking for the Lost

Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan
Author: Alan Booth
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 387
View: 5296

"In his final work Alan Booth takes us on a fascinating journey by foot through three remote regions of Japan to search for the country's geographic and spiritual heart - and for the elusive connections between present and past, self and society. Looking for the Lost is a beautifully written, opinionated, and entertaining look at the life and slow death of a culture, and a poignant self-portrait of a writer also nearing death." "Booth's journeys begin in the far north, in the homeland of modern Japan's most famous outcast, the decadent novelist Osamu Dazai. His often hilarious encounters in the towns along the lonely, underdeveloped coast where Dazai grew up reveal a region caught between change and tradition, where the effects of Japan's economic miracle are only now being felt. Booth then explores the tangled wilds of southern Kyushu - the battlegrounds where Saigo Takamori, one of Japan's most-loved tragic heroes, led his small rebel army in a futile last stand against overwhelming government forces in 1877. Finally he turns to the mountains and rivers in central Japan where the Heike clan, defeated by the Genji in the epochal twelfth-century civil war, were said to have dispersed. The bloody fall of the Heike marked the decline of refined court culture, an aristocratic golden age that Japan still clings to, however tenuously, in a time of love hotels, tourist traps, and industrial sprawl."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Two journeys to Japan, 1856-7


Author: Kinahan Cornwallis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: N.A
View: 3657



At Home in Japan

A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery
Author: Rebecca Otowa
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900003
Category: Travel
Page: 176
View: 3065

"This portrait of Japanese country life reminds us that at its core, a happy and healthy life is based on the bonds of food, family, tradition, community, and the richness of nature" —John Einarsen, Founding Editor and Art Director of Kyoto Journal What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through an amazing transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life as a housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350–year–old farmhouse in rural Japan. This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to living under Japanese customs, from the basic day to day details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the house. Rebecca Otowa then focuses on her inner life, touching on some of the pivotal memories of her time in Japan, the lessons in perception that Japan has taught her and the ways in which she has been changed by living in Japan. An insightful and compelling read, At Home in Japan is a beautifully written and illustrated reminiscence of a once simple life made extraordinary.

Japanese Journeys

Writings and Recollections
Author: Geoffrey Bownas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
View: 2721

Geoffrey Bownas, widely known for his writings, translations, broadcasts and commentaries relating to Japan, and an eminent Japanese Studies scholar, has at last completed a memoir. It is a historical record of some significance tracking Japan's post-war history from abject poverty to unimaginable prosperity as the world's second largest economy, and the 'lost' post-bubble years.

Kansai: Rough Guides Snapshot Japan


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241014174
Category: Travel
Page: 100
View: 8204

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kansai includes Osaka, the Kumano Kodo and Kobe The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kansai is the ultimate travel guide to this district of Japan. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Osaka nightlife to Koya-san and Kumano Kodo to Arima Onsen. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Japan, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Kansai, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and culture and etiquette. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Japan. Full coverage: Osaka Takaruzaka Koya-san Kumano Kodo Shima Hanto Kobe Arima Onsen Himeji

The Rough Guide to Japan


Author: Sally McLaren,Martin Zatko,Neil Maclean,Sophie Branscombe,Roger Norum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 024101266X
Category: Travel
Page: 872
View: 6678

Now available in ePub format. The award-winning Rough Guide to Japan makes the ideal travel companion to one of the world's most unique and dynamic countries. In full color throughout, this opinionated guide is packed with essential information on the latest and best places to sleep, eat, party and shop and includes pointers on etiquette and other cultural niceties. Maps of all the main tourist destinations and easy-to-read color transportation maps of the Tokyo and Osaka train and subway systems help you navigate the major cities. From neon-soaked Tokyo to temple-studded Kyoto and snow-topped Mount Fuji, all of the major travel hotspots are covered in full, and The Rough Guide to Japan also points the way to off-the-beaten-track gems: Soak in a live-volcano hot spring on Kyushu island, go diving in tropical Okinawa, or wind your way through mountain traverses in the Japan Alps. You'll also find a richer understanding of the country through chapters on Japan's history, religions, arts, movies, music, and pressing environmental issues. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Japan.

Central Honshu: Rough Guides Snapshot Japan


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241014093
Category: Travel
Page: 116
View: 4262

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Central Honshu includes Matsumoto, the Japan Alps and the Kiso Valley The Rough Guide Snapshot to Central Honshu is the ultimate travel guide to this region of Japan. It leads you through the area with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Obuse to Matsumoto and Takayama to the Japan Alps. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Japan, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Central Honshu, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and culture and etiquette. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Japan. Full coverage: Nagano Around Nagano The Nagano-ken mountains Karuizawa and around Matsumoto Around Matsumoto The Kiso Valley Takayama Furukawa Shirokawa-go and Gokayama Toyama Kanazawa Noto Hanto Nagoya Inuyama Gifu Gujo Hachiman

Japan journey

the Columban Fathers in Nippon
Author: Edward Fischer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824506568
Category: Religion
Page: 165
View: 2034



In Search of Emily

Journeys from Japan to Amherst
Author: Masako Takeda
Publisher: Quale Press
ISBN: 0974450332
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 155
View: 9362

Masako Takeda not only recounts how she discovered the places Emily Dickinson lived, but she also relates how Dickinson touches her life and the lives of people she met along the way. Masako also explores her relation to her native Japan from her vantage point in the U.S. and what it means to live abroad as a Japanese woman.

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey


Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 8617

“Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit; to Eiheiji, a school for Zen Buddhist monks; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzzy-Headed Priest’s temple on Mount Doom; and into the "thick dark" of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks, Mockett writes of both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her unpretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader wants to stay with wherever she goes, even into the heart of grief itself.

The Foundations of Japan

Notes Made During Journeys of 6,000 Miles in the Rural Districts as a Basis for a Sounder Knowledge of the Japanese People
Author: John William Robertson Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 446
View: 5685



Japanese Cinema Goes Global

Filmworkers' Journeys
Author: Yoshiharu Tezuka
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888083325
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 765

Japan’s film industry has gone through dramatic changes in recent decades, as international consumer forces and transnational talent have brought unprecedented engagement with global trends. With careful research and also unique first-person observations drawn from years of working within the international industry of Japanese film, the author aims to examine how different generations of Japanese filmmakers engaged and interacted with the structural opportunities and limitations posed by external forces, and how their subjectivity has been shaped by their transnational experiences and has changed as a result. Having been through the globalization of the last part of the twentieth century, are Japanese themselves and overseas consumers of Japanese culture really becoming more cosmopolitan? If so, what does it mean for Japan’s national culture and the traditional sense of national belonging among Japanese people?

Grandfather's Journey


Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350530
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2108

A picture book masterpiece from Caldecott medal winner Allen Say now available in paperback! Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Fifteen years later, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.