Things Japanese

Things Japanese : Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance

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Traditional Japanese design imbues objects with a sense of history and artistry that easily reaches across cultural boundaries. In Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Extraordinary Beauty and Significance, author Nicholas Bornoff and photographer Michael Freeman examine over 60 traditional objects that are uniquely Japanese, deftly illustrating their beauty and significance. Beautifully crafted samurai swordsElegant wooden tansu chestsElaborate tea ceremony implementsExquisitely carved netsuke togglesFabulous silk-and-gold embroidered kimonosEach item is described in loving detail alongside lovely full-color photographs that highlight the great artistry and craftsmanship in everyday items used by real people in traditional Japan. Things Japanese is the perfect book for Japanese antique collectors or anyone interested in Japanese art and the culture and history of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 226 x 236 x 14mm | 559.99g
  • Periplus Editions (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • Reprint
  • over 200 full-colour photos and illus
  • 480531303X
  • 9784805313039
  • 682,599

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-The book would be invaluable to anyone planning a trip to Japan and wanting to have a good grounding in the meanings of much of what you will see and experience.- --Japan Visitorshow more

About Nicholas Bornoff

Nicholas Bornoff was a film critic for the Japan Times for a decade, and contributed articles about contemporary Japanese culture and society to various English-language magazines. Michael Freeman has photographed extensively in Asia, both for magazines and for numerous books, including Japan Modern and China more

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