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Cool Japan Guide

Author : Abby Denson
ISBN : 9781462914937
Genre : Travel
File Size : 65.70 MB
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Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This graphic Japan travel guide is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food—from bento to sushi and everything in between. the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwork. the complete Japanese shopping experience, from combini (not your run-of-the-mill convenience stores!) to depato (department stores with everything). the world's biggest manga, anime and cosplay festivals. lots of other exciting places to go and things to do—like zen gardens, traditional Japanese arts, and a ride on a Japanese bullet train. Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.
Category: Travel

Cool Japan

Author : Sumiko Kajiyama
ISBN : 9781938450976
Genre : Travel
File Size : 39.60 MB
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Written by local expert Sumiko Kajiyama, Cool Japan explores the heart of Japanese culture and must-see places from a uniquely Japanese perspective. First, visit Kyoto, where you will discover 1,000 years of history, from the ancient love story the Tale of Genji to the traditional tea ceremony. Then head to Tokyo to experience Japan's cutting-edge capital, where the 21st-century kawaii culture collides with landmarks like the Kabuki-za Theater and the Imperial Palace. For a different perspective, venture outside the city to the serene towns of Tohoku, the region largely affected by the 2011 tsunami disaster. Informative, entertaining, and useful, this book is an ideal introduction for any traveler looking for a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, past and present.
Category: Travel

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

Author : Alisa Freedman
ISBN : 9781317528937
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.91 MB
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Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese culture and provides a thorough analysis of the historical and contemporary trends that have shaped artistic production, as well as, politics, society, and economics. As a result, more than being a time capsule of influential trends, this book teaches enduring lessons about how popular culture reflects the societies that produce and consume it. With contributions from an international team of scholars, representing a range of disciplines from history and anthropology to art history and media studies, the book’s sections include: Television Videogames Music Popular Cinema Anime Manga Popular Literature Fashion Contemporary Art Written in an accessible style by a stellar line-up of international contributors, this textbook will be essential reading for students of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and popular culture, and Asian Studies in general.
Category: Social Science

Cool Tokyo Guide

Author : Abby Denson
ISBN : 9781462919970
Genre : Travel
File Size : 36.42 MB
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Discover the city of temples, video games, manga, and cosplay with this graphic Tokyo travel guide! Tokyo is an astonishing world unto itself—a city for lovers of Japanese culture, fashion and great food that mixes the best of old and new. In Cool Tokyo Guide, Abby Denson, author of the popular Cool Japan Guide, turns her focus to Tokyo's exciting streets and a little bit beyond. Abby, her husband Matt, friend Yuuko and sidekick Kitty Sweet Tooth will introduce you to: A restaurant where clowns drive robots and mermaids ride on sharks Fantastic shops for lovers of everything from vintage manga to dollar-store treasures Great places to take kids—or be a kid, of any age—like the Ghibli Museum and Palette Town Famous sites both old and new, from Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower Major comic conventions in the anime, cosplay and manga capital of the world Must-visit spots like Ueno Park and even a few spots outside the city This practical and fun comic book guide also helps you navigate everyday Tokyo life such as train etiquette, trash disposal, tricky toilets, department store fitting rooms, and the surgical mask phenomenon. There is also a special family travel section for those traveling with children, as well as information on ways to prepare ahead of time to make the most of your stay in Tokyo. So whether you're planning a trip or taking an armchair sojourn, take this book with you and get ready for the best time ever!
Category: Travel

Insight Guides Pocket Japan Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786716934
Genre : Travel
File Size : 57.37 MB
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Japan is a compelling and unique country, set across an archipelago of islands as notable for their distinctive cities as their immensely diverse landscapes. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Japan, a concise, full-colour guide to this captivating country that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Japan has to offer. Inside Insight Pocket Guide Japan: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, from the dazzling architecture of Tokyo to Japan's first imperial capital of Nara and the breathtaking natural splendour of Mount Fuji. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the castle of Himeji and the temple-rich city of Kyoto. Perfect Tour provides an itinerary for the ideal journey around Japan. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping and sports to onsen (hot springs) and Japanese festivals. Essential information on Japan's culture, including a brief history of the country. Eating Out covers the country's best cuisine. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Category: Travel

Pop Japan Travel

Author : DMP
ISBN : 9781569709429
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 22.65 MB
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Readers can join a tour group of anime fans, or "otaku," as they travel to Japan for the first time and experience a series of adventures while visiting anime attractions in Tokyo and learning about Japanese culture and customs.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Otaku Encyclopedia

Author : Patrick W. Galbraith
ISBN : 1568365497
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68.66 MB
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Otaku: Nerd; geek or fanboy. Originates from a polite second-person pronoun meaning "your home" in Japanese. Since the 1980s it's been used to refer to people who are really into Japanese pop-culture, such as anime, manga, and videogames. A whole generation, previously marginalized with labels such as geek and nerd, are now calling themselves otaku with pride. The Otaku Encyclopedia offers fascinating insight into the subculture of Cool Japan. With over 600 entries, including common expressions, people, places, and moments of otaku history, this is the essential A to Z of facts every Japanese pop-culture fan needs to know. Author Patrick W. Galbraith has spent several years researching deep into the otaku heartland and his intimate knowledge of the subject gives the reader an insider's guide to words such as moé, doujinshi, cosplay and maid cafés. In-depth interviews with such key players as Takashi Murakami, otaku expert Okada Toshio, and J-pop idol Shoko Nakagawa are interspersed with the entries, offering an even more penetrating look into the often misunderstood world of otaku. Dozens of lively, colorful images--from portraits of the interview subjects to manga illustrations, film stills and photos of places mentioned in the text--pop up throughout the book, making The Otaku Encyclopedia as entertaining to read as it is informative.
Category: Fiction

Drinking Japan

Author : Chris Bunting
ISBN : 9781462906277
Genre : Travel
File Size : 48.52 MB
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Drinking Japan the first practical Japan travel guide in English, to depict Japan's bars and alcoholic beverages. Author Chris Bunting goes to tremendous lengths to present Japan's best bars and alcoholic drinks. You will be prepared for your trip with detailed profiles of Japans finest sake, sochu, awamori, beers, wines and Japanese whiskies. This book tells you where to find each one, which brands are best and which to avoid. A trip to Japan is not complete without experiencing its famous night life. From bright lights of Ginza to the quiet street corners of Kyoto. Drinking Japan provides reviews of 122 bars in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Hiroshima extending further afield. More than 120 of the country's best bars are featured in richly illustrated reviews, with menu tips, directions and language help. If you are drinking in Japan, most likely it is going to be a thrilling night. Japan is home to some of the world's most extraordinary alcoholic beverages as well as the most appealing bar scenes. This book will prepare you and your friends with the tips and tricks you need when navigating through cool Japan bar scenes and night life.
Category: Travel

The Japan Guide

Author : Botond Bognár
ISBN : UOM:39015034230543
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 78.17 MB
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Japan's economic and population growth during the twentieth century created a fertile environment for building. Combined with its commitment to advanced technology this led to the construction of a multitude of significant architectural projects. The result is a country rich in contemporary architecture that combines both Japan's stylist history and its cutting-edge technology. Architectural historian Botond Bognar, author of New Japanese Architecture and Contemporary Japanese Architecture, focuses primarily on buildings built after World War II in the latest addition to our guidebook series, The Japan Guide. Bognar presents over 260 major projects (along with brief entries for 360 other buildings), arranged geographically (see the table of contents). The Japan Guide contains the work of nearly 150 architects (listing of projects by architect available), featuring Takefumi Aida, Tadao Ando, Hiromi Fujii, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Kunihiko Hayakawa, Kazuhiro Ishii, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Atsushi Kitagarawa, Kisho Kurokawa, Kunio Maekawa, Fumihiko Maki, Katsuo Shinohara, Seiichi Shirai, Shin Takamatsu, Minoru Takeyama, Kenzo Tange, Team Zoo and Riken Yamamoto, among others. The Japan Guide, like every title in our guidebook series, includes historical descriptions, theoretical analyses, and practical visitor information about each project. Travelers to Japan will find the thirty maps to be indispensable, and the 430 drawings and photographs that illustrate the entries make this an invaluable resource for students and armchair travellers. Professor Bognar's Introduction provides general advice to navigating both the book and the streets of Japan.
Category: Political Science