Handmade in Japan

Handmade in Japan

In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country's artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, ...

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 3899559924

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country's artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one's life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.
Categories: Art

Japanese Crafts

Japanese Crafts

The Japan Craft Forum - an association of traditional craftsmen and womenhich maintains and promotes irreplaceable skills and techniques - presentsn illustrated volume of Japan's traditional crafts.

Author: Japan Craft Forum

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055612371

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 207

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The Japan Craft Forum - an association of traditional craftsmen and womenhich maintains and promotes irreplaceable skills and techniques - presentsn illustrated volume of Japan's traditional crafts. The chapters cover suchopics as: ceramics; textiles; woodcraft; bamboo; and lacquer ware. Aibliography of books in English, a bilingual glossary and crafts index, and bilingual index of craft museums and centres in Japan are also included.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Japan and in Japanese Cookbooks and Restaurants outside Japan 701 CE to 2014

History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Japan  and in Japanese Cookbooks and Restaurants outside Japan  701 CE to 2014

Made in Japan. Manufacturer's Address: C.P.O. Box 780, Tokyo 100-91, Japan. Phone: 33-201-6701. Date of Introduction: 1970? Ingredients: Naturally fermented ...

Author: William Shurtleff

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781928914655

Category: Soybean

Page: 3377

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The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject, with 445 photographs and illustrations. Plus an extensive index.
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Handmade Culture

Handmade Culture

Morgan Pitelka examines raku, one of Japan's most famous arts and a pottery technique practised around the world.

Author: Morgan Pitelka

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824828852

Category: Art

Page: 236

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Morgan Pitelka examines raku, one of Japan's most famous arts and a pottery technique practised around the world. He considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval.
Categories: Art

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

Paper handmade in Japan using traditional methods is called washi. It evolved from Chinese and Korean precedents into a uniquely Japanese form of ...

Author: April Vollmer

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780770434823

Category: Art

Page: 256

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An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer—one of the best known mokuhanga practitioners and instructors in the West—combines her deep knowledge of this historic printmaking practice with expert step-by-step instruction, guidance on materials and studio practices, and a diverse collection of prints by leading contemporary artists. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative people drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics.
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Coffee Life in Japan

Coffee Life in Japan

Germans and Germany: coffee masters sojourning in, 177; cups made in, 2; home roasting machines made in, 111; as importer/consumer of coffee, 93, 99, 112, ...

Author: Merry White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520952485

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This fascinating book—part ethnography, part memoir—traces Japan’s vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White traces Japan’s coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day, as uniquely Japanese ways with coffee surface in Europe and America. White’s book takes up themes as diverse as gender, privacy, perfectionism, and urbanism. She shows how coffee and coffee spaces have been central to the formation of Japanese notions about the uses of public space, social change, modernity, and pleasure. White describes how the café in Japan, from its start in 1888, has been a place to encounter new ideas and experiments in thought, behavior, sexuality , dress, and taste. It is where a person can be socially, artistically, or philosophically engaged or politically vocal. It is also, importantly, an urban oasis, where one can be private in public.
Categories: Social Science

Made in British Columbia

Made in British Columbia

332 Erickson's exposure to the work of Japanese architects like Maekawa Kunio and Tange Kenzo introduced him to “the textured and It also made him aware of ...

Author: Maria Tippett

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781550177305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Is there such a thing as British Columbia culture, and if so, is there anything special about it? This is the broad question Dr. Maria Tippett answers in this work with an assured “yes!” To prove her point she looks at the careers of eight ground-breaking cultural producers in the fields of painting, aboriginal art, architecture, writing, theatre and music. The eight creative figures profiled in Made in British Columbia are not just distinguished artists who made an enduring mark on Canadian culture during the twentieth century. They are unique artists whose work is intimately interwoven with British Columbia’s identity. Emily Carr portrayed BC’s coastal landscape in a manner as unique as her lifestyle. Bill Reid’s carvings, jewellery and sculpture stand as a contemporary interpretation of his reclaimed Haida heritage. The name Francis Rattenbury is less known than The Empress Hotel in Victoria, one of many prominent BC buildings he designed, while Arthur Erickson’s modern architectural contributions are recognized worldwide. Martin Allerdale Grainger’s experience in the BC woods in the early days of hand-logging inspired him to write one of the undisputed classics of BC fiction, Woodsmen of the West. Jean Coulthard struggled for respect as a female composer during the 1920s and 1930s in British Columbia but eventually proved her extraordinary musical talents internationally. George Woodcock left Britain in 1949 to forge his career as an influential author, editor, mentor and tireless promoter of literary scholarship in the province, while playwright George Ryga, the son of Ukrainian immigrants, exposed the anguish and reality of life for Native women in our cities with his 1967 play, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Featuring images of the artists and their works, Made in British Columbia presents a history of the treasures found in our galleries, concert halls, theatres, museums, libraries and streetscapes, and explores the legacy of a cultural tradition as unique as the place that nurtured it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Print Collector s Newsletter

The Print Collector s Newsletter

00 HECKEL , Erich Mann und Mädchen ( Dube 261 II ) , woodcut ptd on Japan paper ... woodcut ptd on heavy handmade paper , 1917 , s , d , e , full margins ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015016624416

Category: Prints

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Categories: Prints

Handmade Culture

Handmade Culture

Raku potters in Japan have always made their ceramics without the wheel, in contrast to most ceramic traditions in East Asia.

Author: Morgan Pitelka

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824862749

Category: Art

Page: 252

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Handmade Culture is the first comprehensive and cohesive study in any language to examine Raku, one of Japan’s most famous arts and a pottery technique practiced around the world. More than a history of ceramics, this innovative work considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval. It combines scholarly erudition with an accessible story through its lively and lucid prose and its generous illustrations. The author’s own experiences as the son of a professional potter and a historian inform his unique interdisciplinary approach, manifested particularly in his sensitivity to both technical ceramic issues and theoretical historical concerns. Handmade Culture makes ample use of archaeological evidence, heirloom ceramics, tea diaries, letters, woodblock prints, and gazetteers and other publications to narrate the compelling history of Raku, a fresh approach that sheds light not only on an important traditional art from Japan, but on the study of cultural history itself.
Categories: Art

Japanese Paper Crafting

Japanese Paper Crafting

This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves scrapbooking, making handmade gift cards, origami and paper crafts in general.

Author: Michael G. LaFosse

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908127

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Make homemade Japanese paper and fold it into beautiful and decorative forms with this Japanese papercraft book. In Japanese Paper Crafting, world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse of the Origamido Studio teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials—but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects. Readers will enjoy crafting 17 original LaFosse designs using their very own handmade washi papers! With Japanese Paper Crafting you can: Make your own traditional-style Japanese papers. Learn two traditional Japanese methods of papermaking, and try your hand at creating truly distinctive papers. Create 17 exquisite projects that feature your own handmade paper—or any other paper in your craft collection. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves scrapbooking, making handmade gift cards, origami and paper crafts in general. Making your own washi paper is the natural starting point to creating high-quality paper craft objects of any type. The fabulous projects in the book include: Notebooks Purses Wallets Gift Cards Desktop Accessories And many more…
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Japanese Contributions to the English Language

The Japanese Contributions to the English Language

( 1900 ) Paper [ E < J . + loose retransl . of J Yoshino - gami YOSHINO PAPER ] A strong , lightweight paper , originally made by hand in Japan to mend torn ...

Author: Garland Hampton Cannon

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447037644

Category: English language

Page: 257

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Categories: English language

The Making of the Rape of Nanking History and Memory in Japan China and the United States

The Making of the  Rape of Nanking    History and Memory in Japan  China  and the United States

History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States Takashi Yoshida ... were mostly elderly men with armbands bearing clumsy handmade in- signias ...

Author: Takashi Yoshida Assistant Professor of History Western Michigan University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195346213

Category: History

Page: 278

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On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army attacked and captured the Chinese capital city of Nanjing, planting the rising-sun flag atop the city's outer walls. What occurred in the ensuing weeks and months has been the source of a tempestuous debate ever since. It is well known that the Japanese military committed wholesale atrocities after the fall of the city, massacring large numbers of Chinese during the both the Battle of Nanjing and in its aftermath. Yet the exact details of the war crimes--how many people were killed during the battle? How many after? How many women were raped? Were prisoners executed? How unspeakable were the acts committed?--are the source of controversy among Japanese, Chinese, and American historians to this day. In The Making of the "Rape of Nanking" Takashi Yoshida examines how views of the Nanjing Massacre have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States. For these nations, the question of how to treat the legacy of Nanjing--whether to deplore it, sanitize it, rationalize it, or even ignore it--has aroused passions revolving around ethics, nationality, and historical identity. Drawing on a rich analysis of Chinese, Japanese, and American history textbooks and newspapers, Yoshida traces the evolving--and often conflicting--understandings of the Nanjing Massacre, revealing how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate. Yoshida suggests that, from the 1970s on, the dispute over Nanjing has become more lively, more globalized, and immeasurably more intense, due in part to Japanese revisionist history and a renewed emphasis on patriotic education in China. While today it is easy to assume that the Nanjing Massacre has always been viewed as an emblem of Japan's wartime aggression in China, the image of the "Rape of Nanking" is a much more recent icon in public consciousness. Takashi Yoshida analyzes the process by which the Nanjing Massacre has become an international symbol, and provides a fair and respectful treatment of the politically charged and controversial debate over its history.
Categories: History

Japan Crafts Sourcebook

Japan Crafts Sourcebook

This is the first book to present today's traditional crafts under one cover and the first and only guide to the contemporary craft centers of Japan.

Author: Japan Craft Forum

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015038535400

Category: Art

Page: 207

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This is the first book to present today's traditional crafts under one cover and the first and only guide to the contemporary craft centers of Japan. A monumental effort seven years in the making, the Japan Crafts Sourcebook catalogs an array of items found throughout the country and discusses their history, background, and contemporary standing. An insightful introduction by Diane Durston delves into the intricacies of Japanese craft and contemplates the future of Japan's ongoing artisan traditions. With over ninety items from all genres - textiles, ceramics, wood, bamboo, lacquer, paper, and metal - and a wealth of illustrations, the Japan Crafts Sourcebook provides the perfect introduction to this cherished but vanishing world, and will prove invaluable for artists, craftspeople, designers, researchers, and lovers of the handmade object everywhere.
Categories: Art

Black Belt

Black Belt

Guaranteed handmade in Japan, with iron hand guard designed by Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's greatest ever swordsman Available laced in black or white S249.9S ...

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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History of the Natural and Organic Foods Movement 1942 2020

History of the Natural and Organic Foods Movement  1942 2020

Made in Japan. Manufacturer's Address: C.P.O. Box 780, Tokyo 100-91, Japan. Phone: 33-201-6701. Date of Introduction: 1970? Ingredients: Naturally fermented ...

Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi;

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781948436151

Category:

Page: 1237

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The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 66 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
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Black Belt

Black Belt

*8 Shlnal Bamboo Swords Handmade in Japan by a company established over a century ... this Japanese made s from others in its price range As all our swords, ...

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Page: 136

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire

A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire

How Jap . wallpaper is made . XIX . p . 399 and 415. Handmade paper in Japan . - P . 414 . Jap . vegetable paper , made from bastfibres of ...

Author: Wenckstern

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNUXVF

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A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire

A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire

An order given to Edinburgh engineering firm to supply paper - mill and plant for Japan . 1889 . XVIII . pp . 8-9 . How Jap . wallpaper is made . XIX . p .

Author: Friedrich von Wenckstern

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ISBN: 3777270334

Category: Classification

Page: 405

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Categories: Classification