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More Felt Friends from Japan

More Felt Friends from Japan

80 Cuddly and Kawaii Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself

  • Author: Naomi Tabatha
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781568365466
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 62
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In this charming follow-up to her popular Felt Friends from Japan, Naomi Tabatha shares 80 projects that anyone can make using only felt and a needle-and-thread. Here are soft toys and dolls, adorable outfits to dress them in, and a variety of useful and attractive accessories and decorative household items, all reflecting the retro style that Tabatha remembers from her childhood in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. More Felt Friends from Japan opens by introducing a zoo-ful of animals (Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Lion, Hippo, Anteater, Elephant, Zebra, Capybara); and then presents an adorable Kitty, ready to go shopping and dress up. Readers also meet Kitty's friends - Piggy, Bear, Dog, and Monkey - and will have a chance to fashion costumes for them as well. Tabatha even shows readers how to turn these clever creatures into hand puppets. After fun with a couple of precious pooches, it's time for Nostalgic Posing Dolls named Ruru, Lili, Lala-chan, and a lovely little Fawn. In the Accessories section, Tabatha includes Hanging Charms (beaded strands with little figures such as birds, cats, fish, frogs, and cookies); Fun Coasters in the shapes of a frog, a fish, and a chick; Eyeglass Cases; and Pouches. There are small and large tote bags, each with an appealing animal appliqué; and an assortment of brooches shaped like the faces of favorites like a koala, a piglet, a panda, a pug, and more. Every project features clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and cut-out patterns. Plus, an explanatory section covers the basic stitches and techniques used. Everything is hand-stitched - no sewing machines, tools, or intricate steps are required. Simple enough for crafters ranging in age from about ten years old to adult, More Felt Friends from Japan is sure to please anyone who loves creating cute things from felt.

Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan

Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan

  • Author: George R. Packard
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512775
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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In 1961, President Kennedy named Edwin O. Reischauer the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Already deeply intimate with the country, Reischauer hoped to establish a more equal partnership with Japan, which had long been maligned in the American imagination. Reischauer pushed his fellow citizens to abandon caricature and stereotype and recognize Japan as a peace-loving democracy. Though his efforts were often condemned for being "too soft," the immensity of his influence (and the truth of his arguments) can be felt today. Having worked as Reischauer's special assistant in Tokyo, George R. Packard writes the definitive and first biography of this rare, charismatic talent. Reischauer reset the balance between two powerful nations. During World War II, he analyzed intelligence and trained American codebreakers in Japanese. He helped steer Japan toward democracy and then wrote its definitive English-language history. Reischauer's scholarship supplied the foundations for future East Asian disciplines, and his prescient research foretold America's missteps with China and involvement in Vietnam. At the time of his death in 1990, Reischauer warned the U.S. against adopting an attitude toward Asia that was too narrow and self-centered. India, Pakistan, and North Korea are now nuclear powers, and Reischauer's political brilliance has become more necessary and trenchant than ever.

Peking Review

Peking Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: N.A
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Make Animals

Make Animals

Felt Arts from Japan

  • Author: , YOSHiNOBU
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • ISBN: 1974707628
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 120
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Breathtaking. Beautiful animals that seem to breathe. Their eyes are majestic and wild, yet they possess an aura of gentleness. This is the amazing world of YOSHiNOBU and the creative process he uses to give life to his animal friends. A gallery of the astonishing work of Japan’s top felting artist and step-by-step instructions on how to make these stunning creations. -- VIZ Media

Mirror of Japan Yamato No Kagami

Mirror of Japan Yamato No Kagami

A Whimsical Tale of Old Japan Whimsical As in a Literary Trifle Mirror: Latin Mirabilis, Something to Be Wondered at

  • Author: Dorsey Reaser
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595380441
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 92
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Mirror of Japan, Yamato No Kagami, is a light accounting of Japanese history, tales, and customs of Shinto spirits. It was a land of rules and absolute behavior, where every move was strictly proscribed, where was more important than substance, and every person was ON STAGE at all times. The sliding open of a door brought to the level of a one-act play. A land where persons killing themselves were required to do so with style and grace. Treachery and betrayal were commonplace and honorable, but wearing an incorrect outfit to court was unforgivable. Forty-seven samurai were sentenced to suicide for proving that point of honor by killing a guilty trickster. Their crime: Not filing proper notice of their intentions. The Forty Seven Samurai are all buried under their headstones. There are in fact forty-eight headstones, but that's another story. In honor of Lafcadio Hearn, who spent his life teaching English to Japanese children. His insight and written observation of Japanese customs and social behavior were helpful in writing this book. Oh, he was from Ohio, which is the Japanese word for Good Morning.

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan

Crafting Masculinities

  • Author: Romit Dasgupta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415683289
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive 'salaryman' (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan's economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture, and in this sense, the salaryman embodied 'the archetypal citizen'. This book uses the figure of the salaryman to explore masculinity in Japan by examining the salaryman as a gendered construct. Whilst there is a considerable body of literature on Japanese corporate culture and a growing acknowledgement of the role of gender, until now the focus has been almost exclusively on women in the workplace. In contrast, this book is one of the first to focus on the men within Japanese corporate culture through a gendered lens. Not only does this add to the emerging literature on masculinity in Japan, but given the important role Japanese corporate culture has played in Japan's emergence as an industrial power, Romit Dasgupta's research offers a new way of looking both at Japanese business culture, and more generally at important changes in Japanese society in recent years. Based on intensive interviews carried out with young male private sector employees in Japan, this book makes an important contribution to the study of masculinity and Japanese corporate culture, in addition to providing an insight into Japanese culture more generally. As such it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese society and gender studies.

Folk Art Potters of Japan

Folk Art Potters of Japan

Beyond an Anthropology of Aesthetics

  • Author: Brian Moeran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136796738
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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This is a study of a group of potters living in a small community in the south of Japan, and about the problems they face in the production, marketing and aesthetic appraisal of a kind of stoneware pottery generally referred to as mingei, or folk art. It shows how different people in an art world bring to bear different sets of values as they negotiate the meaning of mingei and try to decide whether a pot is 'art', 'folk art', or mere 'craft'. At the same time, this book is an unusual monograph in that it reaches beyond the mere study of an isolated community to trace the origins and history of 'folk art' in general. By showing how a set of aesthetic ideals originating in Britain was taken to Japan, and thence back to Europe and the United States - as a result of the activities of people like William Morris, Yanagi So etsu, Bernard Leach and Hamada Sho ji - this book rewrites the history of contemporary western ceramics.

Bushido, The Soul of Japan

Bushido, The Soul of Japan

  • Author: Inazo Nitobe
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105532607
  • Category: History
  • Page: 66
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Valor, Fortitude, Bravery, Fearlessness, Courage, being the qualities of soul which appeal most easily to juvenile minds, and which can be trained by exercise and example, were, so to speak, the most popular virtues, early emulated among the youth. Stories of military exploits were repeated almost before boys left their mother's breast. Does a little booby cry for any ache? The mother scolds him in this fashion: What a coward to cry for a trifling pain! What will you do when your arm is cut off in battle? What when you are called upon to commit harakiri? We all know the pathetic fortitude of a famished little boy-prince of Sendai, who in the drama is made to say to his little page, Seest thou those tiny sparrows in the nest, how their yellow bills are opened wide, and now see! There comes their mother with worms to feed them. How eagerly and happily the little ones eat! But for a samurai, when his stomach is empty, it is a disgrace to feel hunger. -Bushido, The Soul of Japan 1899

Our Friends in Japan

Our Friends in Japan

  • Author: Mary Scott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780834105874
  • Category: Ethnology
  • Page: N.A
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Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters

Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters

Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets

  • Author: Dr. Marilyn Luber, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826199224
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 624
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"In this latest insightful volume gathered and edited by Marilyn Luber, the authors have combined the lessons learned with personal accounts of how they proceeded. There is still much to be done to integrate mental health care effectively into disaster response worldwide, but this volume will help to point the way to best practices." --Robert Gelbach, PhD Past Executive Director at EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. This book presents EMDR early-response intervention protocols for such traumatic events as earthquakes, mining accidents, tsunamis, and ongoing warfare. It also provides concise summary sheets to facilitate quick information retrieval in perilous circumstances. The book is authored by several of the first generation of therapists who successfully employed EMDR as a clinical treatment for acute stress following massive trauma events. They vividly describe their experiences and the protocols and models they developed to respond to disaster. The book describes two of the most commonly used resources: the Butterfly Hug and the Four Elements Exercise for Stress Management. Includes new information on acute stress, secondary PTSD, and vicarious traumatization growing out of interventions subsequent to natural disasters, warfare, and massacres in Turkey, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, and the United States. Interventions that can be put to use on site and posttrauma are presented for groups, including work with children, adolescents, and adults and with special populations. Additionally the book addresses working with first responders such as firefighters, EMS workers, and others when using EMDR. It facilitates the gathering and organizing of client data and contains updated and new scripted protocols, as well as summary sheets from EMDR Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations and EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations. Also included are templates for repeat use and an interactive PDF. Key Features: Provides EMDR early-intervention procedures for man-made and natural catastrophes Addresses EMDR and early interventions for groups of all ages and special populations Highlights international perspectives on how to organize a mental health response for recent traumatic events Includes early-intervention scripts and summary sheets for individuals, groups, and special populations, as well as self-care scripts for clinicians Offers concise summary sheets for quick information retrieval