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Gleams From Japan (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780415679718
Published August 23, 2012 by Routledge
440 Pages

 
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First published in 1937, this collection presents a series of vignettes on Japanese life and thought, taken from 25 years of the author's work for the Japanese tourist board between 1912 and 1937.

Dealing in subjects as diverse as wrestling, singing insects and Japanese humour, this reissue offers a fascinating insight into the life and culture of pre-World War Two Japan which is of great historical interest, not only to students of Asian studies but to all those interested in Japan, its people and its heritage.

Table of Contents

1. Angling in Japan  2. Tokonoma  3. Bonseki, or tray Landscapes  4. Japanese Humour, Old and New  5. The Romance of a Mask-Maker  6. Incense Ceremonies  7. The Shōsōin  8. Hot Springs in Japan  9. Singing Insects  10. Miniature Plants  11. Among my Books  12. The Uguisu  13. Japan Weather  14. The Bamboo  15. Bonkei,or Miniature Landscapes  16. Wrestling, the National Game of Japan  17. In the Land of Snow  18. The Katana, the Soul of the Samurai  19. Tricky Traders in Art  20. The Ayu, the Queen of the River

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