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    DescriptionThe Land of the Rising Sun is shining brightly across the American cultural landscape. Recent films such as "Lost in Translation" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" seem to have made everyone an expert on Japan, even if they've never been there. But the only way for a Westerner to get to know the real Japan is to become a part of it. Kate T. Williamson did just that, spending a year experiencing, studying, and reflecting on her adopted home. She brings her keen observations to us in "A Year in Japan", a dramatically different look at a delightfully different way of life. Avoiding the usual cliches - Japan's polite society, its unusual fashion trends, its crowded subways - Williamson focuses on some lesserknown aspects of the country and culture. In stunning watercolors and piquant texts, she explains the terms used to order various amounts of tofu, the electric rugs found in many Japanese homes, and how to distinguish a maiko from a geisha.


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    Title
    A Year in Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate T. Williamson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568985404
    ISBN 10: 1568985401
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 759.13
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003050
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.0952
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ND1839.W54 A4 2006
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 2.5.2.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, JBCC1
    Illustrations note
    150 illus. in color.
    Publisher
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Imprint name
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Publication date
    20 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kate T. Williamson, a writer and illustrator who lived in Kyoto for a year working as a sock designer. She lives in New York City