Beauty In Japan

Beauty In Japan

the North Coast in the Japan Sea. It is called Amanohashidate because of its resemblance to “the floating bridge of heaven” on which Izanagi and Izanami were said to stand when they created the Islands of Japan.

Author: Wainwright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136195280

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Victorian Women s Travel Writing on Meiji Japan

Victorian Women s Travel Writing on Meiji Japan

50 It is not just the objective beauty of Japanese scenery but also Stopes's prolonged yearning for Fujii and her imaginary identification with him which triggered the emotional reaction . The serenity and haunting beauty of a great ...

Author: Tomoe Kumojima

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192644862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Victorian Women's Travel Writing on Meiji Japan: Hospitable Friendship examines forgotten stories of cross-cultural friendship and intimacy between Victorian female travel writers and Meiji Japanese. Drawing on unpublished primary sources and contemporary Japanese literature hithero untranslated into English it highlights the open subjectivity and addective relationality of Isabella Bird, Mary Crawford Fraser, and Marie Stopes in their interactions with Japanese hosts. Victorian Women's Travel Writing on Meiji Japan demonstates how travel narratives and literary works about non-colonial Japan complicate and challenge Oriental stereotypes and imperial binaries. It traces the shifts in the representation of Japan in Victorian discourse from obsequious mousmé to virile samurai alongside transitions in the Anglo-Japanese bilateral relationship and global geopolitical events. Considering the ethical and political implications of how Victorian women wrote about their Japanese friends, it examines how female travellers created counter discourses. It charts the unexplored terrain of female interracial and cross-cultural friendship and love in Victorian literature, emphasizing the agency of female travellers against the scholarly tendency to depoliticize their literary praxis. It also offers parallel narratives of three Meiji women in Britain - Tsuda Umeko, Yasui Tetsu, and Yosano Akiko -and transnational feminist alliance. The book is a celebration of the political possibility of female friendship and literature, and a reminder of the ethical responsibility of representing racial and cultural others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Folktales

Chinese Folktales

渋い Shibui Understated and Elusive Beauty In Japan, true beauty is shibui, that is, “rough and inconspicuous,” poised between rusticity and refinement, spontaneity and deliberation. Shibui is the vague sweetness with a sour aftertaste ...

Author: Ornella Civardi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462921959

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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As its title suggests, this book captures the essence of Japanese life and culture in 100 words. From well-known concepts like zen, kawaii and anime to their lesser-known counterparts waiting to be discovered by the West, Japan in 100 Words covers it all. Readers will learn more about: Chochin—decorative lanterns seen everywhere from shrines and temples to izakaya Fugu—the very carefully prepared delicacy of poisonous blowfish J-pop—the now widely popular musical genre Karoshi—literally translated as "overwork death" Omiai—the Japanese version of an arranged marriage And much more! The beautiful full-color illustrations bring these ideas, places and objects to life—making it the perfect addition to any Japanophiles library or a fun and useful introductory guide for a first-time visitor to Japan.
Categories: Travel

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season

natural environment is the starting point of a Japanese flower arrangement. True beauty resides in nature and we need to capture it for ourselves. All the arrangements shown here have been made with floral materials and containers that ...

Author: Yuji Ueno

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462914289

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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The true meaning of Ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant arrangements featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet. The key to good Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few very simple principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create these lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes. Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts. No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget—the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Japan in a Nutshell

Japan in a Nutshell

Yet they offer a compensation: ubiquitous scenic beauty. One is never far from a breathtaking vista — of mountains or sea or both. The farmer plants below a cloud- capped peak. The traveler follows a winding mountain road.

Author: Professor Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0912509066

Category: Travel

Page: 151

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Categories: Travel

Japan in the Days of the Samurai

Japan in the Days of the Samurai

Flowers and Gardens In samurai Japan artistry was not only for artists . All Japanese appreciated the natural beauties of their country and tried to bring a part of that beauty into their daily lives . Most homes were decorated with ...

Author: Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761403043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

There is said to be a unique sense of beauty in Japan. Compare Japanese aesthetics with the concept of beauty in other countries. Is this notion of uniqueness valid? 2. The Japanese sense of beauty is also said to be expressed in ...

Author: Roger J. Davies

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462900510

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverance), giri (social obligation), haragei (literally, "belly art"; implicit, unspoken communication), kenkyo (the appearance of modesty), sempai-kohai (seniority), wabi-sabi (simplicity and elegance), and zoto (gift giving), as well as discussions of child-rearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society. It includes discussion topics and questions after each chapter. All in all, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society; an invaluable resource for anyone—business people, travelers, or students—perfect for course adoption, but also for anyone interested in Japanese culture. Next in this series: Now available separately, Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations is a fascinating journey through Japan's rich cultural history.
Categories: Social Science

Writers and Society in Modern Japan

Writers and Society in Modern Japan

The pursuit of sensual effects was inherited through Izumi Kyoka by the modern Japanese methodologists.” Closely linked to the sensual aspect of beauty was the special character of the language employed by the aestheticists to convey ...

Author: Irena Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349050284

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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Categories: Social Science

Red and Yellow Black and Brown

Red and Yellow  Black and Brown

Nittono, however, what Japanese people find kawaii has changed with time: “Even the same generation of women find different ... Is there a possibility that Japan's beauty culture will accommodate nonWhite haafu female models who are ...

Author: Joanne L. Rondilla

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813587332

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Red and Yellow, Black and Brown gathers together life stories and analysis by twelve contributors who express and seek to understand the often very different dynamics that exist for mixed race people who are not part white. The chapters focus on the social, psychological, and political situations of mixed race people who have links to two or more peoples of color— Chinese and Mexican, Asian and Black, Native American and African American, South Asian and Filipino, Black and Latino/a and so on. Red and Yellow, Black and Brown addresses questions surrounding the meanings and communication of racial identities in dual or multiple minority situations and the editors highlight the theoretical implications of this fresh approach to racial studies.
Categories: Social Science

Racism

Racism

Such ideas imply that the Japanese would engage in systematic treatment of Africans as inferiors ( were the occasion to ... White " skin has been considered an essential characteristic of feminine beauty in Japan since recorded time .

Author: Thomas Reilly

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765610590

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.
Categories: Social Science