Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided, and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern ...

Author: Charles Dunn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462916511

Category: History

Page: 208

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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan. With detailed descriptions and over 100 illustrations, authentic samurai, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, courtiers, priests, entertainers and outcasts come to life in this magnificently illustrated portrait of a colorful society. Most works of Japanese history fail to provide enough details about the lives of the people who lived during the time. The level of detail in Everyday Life in Traditional Japan allows for a more complete picture of the history of Japan. In fascinating detail, Charles J. Dunn, describes how each class lived: their food, clothing, and houses; their their beliefs and their fears. At the same time he takes account of certain important groups that fell outside the formal class structure, such as the courtiers in the emperor's palace at Kyoto, the Shinto and Buddhist priests, and the other extreme, the actors and the outcasts. he concludes with a lively account of everyday life in the capital city of Edo, the present–day Tokyo.
Categories: History

Everyday Life in Imperial Japan

Everyday Life in Imperial Japan

The author presents the thesis that traditions of modern day Japan were established during the approximately two and a half centuries of Tokugawa rule (1600-1867).

Author: Charles James Dunn

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 0880293527

Category: Science

Page: 197

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The author presents the thesis that traditions of modern day Japan were established during the approximately two and a half centuries of Tokugawa rule (1600-1867).
Categories: Science

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Author: Charles James Dunn

Publisher: London : Batsford ; New York : Putnam

ISBN: UOM:39015005046969

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 198

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Social portrait of life in Japan before Western arrivals, from 1600 to 1850 A. D.
Categories: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

A documented survey of the customs and social conditions of the four traditional classes of Japanese society from 1600 to 1850

Author: Charles James Dunn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804813841

Category: History

Page: 197

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A documented survey of the customs and social conditions of the four traditional classes of Japanese society from 1600 to 1850
Categories: History

Forms Textures Images

Forms  Textures  Images

This text shows a range of Japan's traditional crafts.

Author: 光邦·吉田

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031467389

Category: Design, Industrial

Page: 303

View: 653

This text shows a range of Japan's traditional crafts.
Categories: Design, Industrial

Village Japan

Village Japan

The book is a paean to a once noble culture all but effaced by Western industrial/technological materialism-the "cultural carcinogens" of the West-which Asian countries such as Japan have all too willingly embraced.

Author: Malcolm Ritchie

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902057

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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In this elegiac account that is part travelogue, part memoir, British poet and writer Malcolm Ritchie recounts his and his wife's unforgettable three-year-sojourn in Sora, a remote farming and fishing village on the Japan Sea coast. Ritchie weaves together anecdotes, conversations, lyrical verses, and unforgettable character studies to vividly and hauntingly evoke the rhythms of life in a traditional rural Japanese community. Underlying this portrait is the author's growing awareness that the aged inhabitants of Sora and the surrounding villages are the custodians of a fragile, barely surviving, way of life, one that is still informed by the cadences of the natural world, under the tutelage of its ancient gods. The book is a paean to a once noble culture all but effaced by Western industrial/technological materialism-the "cultural carcinogens" of the West-which Asian countries such as Japan have all too willingly embraced. Always profound and moving, Village Japan pays lyrical homage to a side of Japan rarely experienced or glimpsed by foreigners today.
Categories: Travel

Wood and Traditional Woodworking in Japan Second edition

Wood and Traditional Woodworking in Japan  Second edition

During this process of modernization, many aspects of the traditional Japanese
way of life were replaced by Western ones, and this had a great impact on
traditional handicrafts and everyday objects. A great number of crafts went into
decline ...

Author: Mechtild MERTZ

Publisher: Kaiseisha press

ISBN: 9784860993238

Category: Wood

Page: 259

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Japan is known to be a country of wood and "wood culture". Written sources on the practical aspect of traditional woodcraft, however, are scarce. For this reason it was decided to undertake a study based on in-depth interviews of craftsmen who are specialised in various fields of traditional woodworking. From the data thus obtained it was possible to study the materials used, the techniques, the nomenclature, the aesthetics and the culture prevailing in the various fields of woodcraft. As a result both the technical and the symbolic and aesthetic properties of wood and woodworking become apparent, as seen from the point of view of Japanese craftsmen who owe their skill and expertise to traditions passed from one generation to the next. As such, this study contributes towards opening a new field of research for art historians, ethnobotanists, archaeologists and japanologists by supplying them with new means and tools to supplement their own. Apart from that, the present study, focusing on wood in all its aspects as it does, ties in with an academic trend that has been developing in Japan over the past few decades.
Categories: Wood

The Japanese

The Japanese

Provides a glimpse of Japanese daily life, culture, social conditions, arts, industry, and technology, and explains how they reconcile progress and tradition

Author: Jean Claude Courdy

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015006214582

Category: Japan

Page: 269

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Provides a glimpse of Japanese daily life, culture, social conditions, arts, industry, and technology, and explains how they reconcile progress and tradition
Categories: Japan

Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

This book is an introduction to significant people and events - cultural, social, political, and historical - spanning the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868.

Author: William E. Deal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195331264

Category: History

Page: 415

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andbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan spans the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868. The medieval and early modern eras in Japan were largely shaped by the rise of the warrior class. After 1603, with the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japanese culture changed dramatically, but as cities grew and merchants thrived, the warrior class became less dominant. By the end of the Edo period, Japan's insular feudal society and military government became irrelevant in an increasingly consumer-oriented economy and thriving urban culture. The contribution of military rulers, celebrated warriors, and cultural innovators to medieval and early modern Japanese culture are well documented. However, life at the village level also had a strong impact on the culture. Covering both levels of society, this comprehensive guide provides insightful information on well-known people and peasants, artisans, shopkeepers, and others outside the periphery of power. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan introduces the reader to the significant people and events-cultural, social, political, and historical-and the everyday experiences and elements of material culture during this time. Organized thematically, the text covers: History; Land, Environment, and Population; Government; Society and Economy; Warriors and Warfare; Religion; Philosophy, Education, and Science; Language and Literature; Performing Arts; Art and Architecture; Travel and Communication; Daily Life. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and photographs and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan provides all the essential information for anyone interested in Japanese history, society, or culture.
Categories: History

The Historical Consumer

The Historical Consumer

This volume seeks to change this picture, and brings together studies by Japanese, British and American historians that combine economic, social and cultural analysis of the distinctive historical pathways of consumption in Japan.

Author: Penelope Francks

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230273665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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Much of the existing writing on Japan's economic rise has concentrated on the production of goods, and has largely neglected the role of the consumers and users of the expanding output of Japanese businesses and workers. While historians of Europe and North America have opened up the 'world of goods' and its role in industrialisation and modernisation, Japan is often seen as having little consumption history of its own, distinct from Western paths of development. This volume seeks to change this picture, and brings together studies by Japanese, British and American historians that combine economic, social and cultural analysis of the distinctive historical pathways of consumption in Japan. Chapters focus on the interactions among individuals, institutions and social structures that have determined the changing pattern of everyday life in Japan since the nineteenth century, viewing consumption history through contexts that range from household labour allocation and gender relations to fashion, food and leisure. The collection thus aims both to broaden the comparative framework within which global consumption history can be studied and to demonstrate some of the ways in which Japanese consumer life followed its own course throughout the process of economic development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Daily Life in Early Modern Japan

Daily Life in Early Modern Japan

In Chie Nakane and Shinzaburo , Oishi eds . , Tokugawa Japan : The Social and
Economic Antecedents of Modern Japan . ... Peasant Uprisings in Japan of the
Tokugawa Period . ... Dunn , Charles J . Everyday Life in Traditional Japan .

Author: Louis G. Perez

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015053529205

Category: History

Page: 358

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Explores the everyday life of eighteenth century Japan, a time is its history when it was relatively free from foreign influence.
Categories: History

Edo Culture

Edo Culture

Japan historians and others interested in Edo popular culture, urban history, literature, and art will welcome this consistently insightful work by one of Japan's most influential historians of the early modern period.

Author: Kazuo Nishiyama

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824818504

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 585

Edo Culture is a thoroughly original and sensitive reading of a vast range of source materials, written and otherwise. Japan historians and others interested in Edo popular culture, urban history, literature, and art will welcome this consistently insightful work by one of Japan's most influential historians of the early modern period.
Categories: History

An Introduction to Japanese Society

An Introduction to Japanese Society

This is a provocative, insightful and comprehensive examination of contemporary Japanese society. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Yoshio Sugimoto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521529255

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Updated edition of Sugimoto's book which offers a comprehensive and critical view of Japanese society.
Categories: Social Science

Japan

Japan

Organized into fourteen chronological and thematic chapters, this text explores some of the most notable and engaging aspects of Japanese life and is well suited for undergraduate classroom use.

Author: Nancy K. Stalker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520962835

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 575

Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan’s elite and popular cultures from premodern to modern periods. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous disciplines, Nancy K. Stalker presents the key historical themes, cultural trends, and religious developments throughout Japanese history. Focusing on everyday life and ordinary consumption, this is the first textbook of its kind to explore both imperial and colonial culture and offer expanded content on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality. Organized into fourteen chronological and thematic chapters, this text explores some of the most notable and engaging aspects of Japanese life and is well suited for undergraduate classroom use.
Categories: History

Japan

Japan

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Broderick . London : Batsford ; New York : Putnam , 1969 . 1987 . map . bibliog .
Reprinted , Rutland , Vermont ; Tokyo : Tuttle , 1972 . In this illustrated survey of ...

Author: Frank Joseph Shulman

Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004872136

Category: Reference

Page: 873

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Categories: Reference

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020065162

Category: Book review digest

Page:

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Categories: Book review digest

Japan and Okinawa

Japan and Okinawa

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RELATIONS IN THE 1970 ' s . . Dower , J THE ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE
DESIGN . . . . . . . Dunn , C EVERYDAY LIFE IN TRADITIONAL JAPAN . . . Earhart
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Author: United States. Air Force. Pacific Air Forces

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036906876

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