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Keiko's Ikebana

Keiko's Ikebana

A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

  • Author: Keiko Kubo
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462906001
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 128
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Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences—which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design—come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve. This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.

Modern Japanese society / edited by Josef Kreiner, Ulrich Hohwald and Hans Dieter Olschleger.

Modern Japanese society / edited by Josef Kreiner, Ulrich Hohwald and Hans Dieter Olschleger.

  • Author: Josef Kreiner,Ulrich Mèohwald,Hans Dieter Ölschleger
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004105164
  • Category: History
  • Page: 574
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Is Japanese society essentially different from other modern industrialized societies, or not? This survey work with contributions from the leading scholars in this complicated field, presents a full overview of the most important aspects of Japanese society which may lead the reader to find an answer to these two often-asked questions. Japanese society, defined as those institutions shaping the life of individuals and groups, as well as being responsible for the dynamics of social development, is shown to be as modern as any other industrialized society; definitely distinct, though, are the ways in which institutions are defined and organised as a result of different social and historical roots of the process of modernization.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Garden Design

Garden Design

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardens
  • Page: N.A
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The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan

The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan

Bodies Re-Presenting the Past

  • Author: Etsuko Kato
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134372361
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the Japanese tea ceremony for women practitioners in Japan from World War II to the present day. It examines how lay tea ceremony practitioners have been transforming this cultural activity while being, in turn, transformed by it.

The Art of Floral Design

The Art of Floral Design

  • Author: Norah T. Hunter
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1418063037
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 608
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Newly expanded and updated, the 3rd Edition of THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN introduces the full range of floral design techniques, from basic to advanced, with vivid photographs, colorful illustrations, and easy-to-understand descriptions. The book balances theory with practice, covering the history of design, artistic elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, as well as techniques, tools, and specialties. Much more than a design book, THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN, 3rd Edition prepares readers for 21st century careers with industry-specific discussions about distribution channels, marketing, advertising, finance, business practices, and labor issues. Instructors save time with the available PowerPoint slides, interactive classroom activities, and a full-color image library. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons

Nature, Literature, and the Arts

  • Author: Haruo Shirane
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526520
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Refuting the belief that this tradition reflects Japan's agrarian origins and supposedly mild climate, Shirane traces the establishment of seasonal topics to the poetry composed by the urban nobility in the eighth century. After becoming highly codified and influencing visual arts in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the seasonal topics and their cultural associations evolved and spread to other genres, eventually settling in the popular culture of the early modern period. Contrasted with the elegant images of nature derived from court poetry was the agrarian view of nature based on rural life. The two landscapes began to intersect in the medieval period, creating a complex, layered web of competing associations. Shirane discusses a wide array of representations of nature and the four seasons in many genres, originating in both the urban and rural perspective: textual (poetry, chronicles, tales), cultivated (gardens, flower arrangement), material (kimonos, screens), performative (noh, festivals), and gastronomic (tea ceremony, food rituals). He reveals how this kind of "secondary nature," which flourished in Japan's urban architecture and gardens, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment it was disappearing. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane clarifies the use of natural images and seasonal topics and the changes in their cultural associations and function across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this fascinating book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world.

Japanese Women Fiction Writers

Japanese Women Fiction Writers

Their Culture and Society, 1890s to 1990s : English Language Source

  • Author: Carol Fairbanks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 647
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This study provides annotations for three hundred translated works of fiction by 97 Japanese women writers from the 1890s to the 1990s. Also included are 600 annotations of articles, books, and reviews that cover biographical and critical materials, and a 100 page glossary providing definitions, background information, and suggestions for future reading and research.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Books on Japan in Western Languages Recently Acquired by the National Diet Library

Books on Japan in Western Languages Recently Acquired by the National Diet Library

  • Author: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (Japan)
  • Publisher: National Diet Library
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Japan
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