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Tokyo On Foot

Author : Florent Chavouet
ISBN : 9781462906406
Genre : Travel
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This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and always entertaining graphic memoir. Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of color pencils and a sketchpad, and visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures. It isn't the Tokyo of packaged tours and glossy guidebooks, but a grittier, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives and the scenes and activities that unfold on the streets of a bustling metropolis. Here you find business men and women, hipsters, students, grandmothers, shopkeepers, policemen, and other urban types and tribes in all manner of dress and hairstyles. A temple nestles among skyscrapers; the corner grocery anchors a diverse assortment of dwellings, cafes, and shops—often tangled in electric lines. The artist mixes styles and tags his pictures with wry comments and observations. Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig, a Godzilla statue in a local park, and an urban fishing pond that charges 400 yen per half hour. This very personal guide to Tokyo is organized by neighborhood with hand-drawn maps that provide an overview of each neighborhood, but what really defines them is what caught the artist's eye and attracted his formidable drawing talent. Florent Chavouet begins his introduction by observing that, "Tokyo is said to be the most beautiful of ugly cities." With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the multicolor pencils of his kit, he sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city in this truly vital portrait.
Category: Travel

Tokyo Nights

Author : Donald Richie
ISBN : UOM:39015064708335
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction. This book is a fast and enjoyable read. Take three men and three women. Mix them well in the summer heat and cool autumn of Ginza. This book was first published in London in 1988, revised edition published in 1994. This second revised edition contains a new introduction by David Cozy. "A Bizarre manga, a post-modern comedy of manners full of withering insights into contemporary Japan"--The Japan Times. "It is Richie's unswerving commitment to make it only too plain what these sorts of people do say (and don't say) to each other that makes the novel so suffocatingly authentic"--Intersect.
Category: Fiction

Tokyo A Spatial Anthropology

Author : Hidenobu Jinnai
ISBN : 0520071352
Genre : Architecture
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The sheer physical extent of Tokyo, its mile upon mile of high-density and mostly low-rise development, seemingly without topographic or maritime memory, makes it a difficult city for many Westerners to understand. We suspect that the same may be so for many Japanese. Jinnai Hidenobu shows us how today's Tokyo is rooted in its early development and how today's streets, waterways, land uses, and building types come from a past that remains visible to those who would care to look. One needs to walk or to row with Jinnai to see how yesterday makes today. His is a work of love that ties generations together in their physical environment.--Allan B. Jacobs, author of Great Streets
Category: Architecture

More Foot Loose In Tokyo

Author : Jean Pearce
ISBN : UIUC:30112013164246
Genre : Travel
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A sequel to Foot-loose in Tokyo. This guide covers two areas where traditional Japan can still be discovered: the narrow back streets of Shitamachi, the old downtown of Tokyo; and the quiet temples and gardens of the country town of Narita.
Category: Travel

Tokyo In Transit

Author : Alisa Freedman
ISBN : 9780804778572
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Increased use of mass transportation in the early twentieth century enabled men and women of different social classes to interact in ways they had not before. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. Freedman persuasively argues that, through descriptions of trains and buses, stations, transport workers, and passengers, Japanese authors responded to contradictions in Tokyo's urban modernity and exposed the effects of rapid change on the individual. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. An approachable and enjoyable book, Tokyo in Transit offers an exciting ride through modern Japanese literature and culture, and includes the first English translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Corpse Introducer, a 1929 crime novella that presents an important new side of its Nobel Prizewinning author.
Category: Literary Criticism

Foot Loose In Tokyo

Author : Jean Pearce
ISBN : UCSD:31822028409696
Genre : Tokyo (Japan)
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A long-time Tokyo resident takes readers on a walking tour around each station along the Yamanote Line that circles the heart of Tokyo, offering glimpses of the variety in this city that at first glance seems homogenous.
Category: Tokyo (Japan)

One Foot In Heaven

Author : Janice Reck
ISBN : 9781512737028
Genre : Religion
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One Foot In Heaven is a testament to the power of prayer and how all prayers are heard and often answered. In 2009 Janice was faith-healed by Jesus Christ of diseases that were killing her and she had subsequent visions of meeting the Archangels, her relatives, Jesus, and God the Father in Heaven. It would take years for some of these memories to emerge in the form of visions. She was told she was being healed by Jesus because of her mother's prayers and her best friend Regina's prayers. She had previously been somewhat skeptical of faith-healing because of how it was projected by the media; that is until she was faith-healed herself. Jesus told Janice that her mother had been praying for her to meet someone as well. Janice's dreams and visions would include a brown haired man with blue eyes. As she got to know her husband Tom, he would validate some of the things from her dreams, and future events would also confirm that he was the one she had dreamt about. Janice takes you on a journey through her life and writes about the different moments when God has saved her life, kept her safe, or altered her path, like He did prior to 9/11. She talks about how God has even answered the smallest of prayers at times. Janice feels that this day in age, more than ever before, people need to hear and know that miracles still happen and that God is ever-present. Janice hopes this book will inspire people to pray for others, to seek God's guidance in their everyday lives, and to carry them through the difficult times.
Category: Religion

Global Perspective On Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Author : Thanh Dinh
ISBN : 9789533077277
Genre : Medical
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Over the last decade, it is becoming increasingly clear that diabetes mellitus is a global epidemic. The influence of diabetes is most readily apparent in its manifestation in foot complications across cultures and continents. In this unique collaboration of global specialists, we examine the explosion of foot disease in locations that must quickly grapple with both mobilizing medical expertise and shaping public policy to best prevent and treat these serious complications. In other areas of the world where diabetic foot complications have unfortunately been all too common, diagnostic testing and advanced treatments have been developed in response. The bulk of this book is devoted to examining the newest developments in basic and clinical research on the diabetic foot. It is hoped that as our understanding of the pathophysiologic process expands, the devastating impact of diabetic foot complications can be minimized on a global scale.
Category: Medical

Tokyo 29 Walks In The World S Most Exciting City

Author : John H. Martin
ISBN : 9781462908882
Genre : Travel
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The only guide you'll need for walking around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient package—including a large pull-out map! Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively a walking guide, with lively text full of facts and stories that emphasize the history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its neighborhoods. On foot and by train or subway, it takes you through the most fascinating parts of the modern megalopolis, while making the shogun's city—the Edo of samurai and geishas, merchants and artisans—and the outlines of old Tokyo come alive. From famous historical sites like the Imperial Palace to unique attractions like the Tsukiji Fish Market, this travel book offers something for every visitor and even long-term residents. Fully up-to-date, Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City contains: 19 walks in Tokyo 10 day trips that include Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Kawagoe More than 100 full-color photos 50 full-color maps A large pull-out map!
Category: Travel

Tokyo Travel Sketchbook

Author : Amaia Arrazola
ISBN : 4805315369
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Tokyo Travel Sketchbook traces the journey of illustrator and graphic designer Amaia Arrazola on a four-week trip to the beating heart of Tokyo. When Arrazola accepts a month long artist's residency in the Japanese capital, she has little idea of what to expect but gamely packs her paints and pencils and seizes the opportunity to create an illustrated diary of her time there, filling the pages of her sketchbooks with curious images of life in the world's largest city. This book provides readers with a unique vision of Japan's capital, as seen through the eyes of an artist. Arrazola immerses herself in the cult of Hello Kitty and the pop-eyed charms of "Kawaii" cute culture, while capturing the collision of traditional and modern Japanese culture in female Samurais she meets and draws. The city's cultural curiosities come alive in a metropolis that is ever on the go, as she browses sex shops, drinks pink coffee, eats spaghetti sandwiches and photographs subway sleepers. Throughout her explorations, Arrazola uses the concept of wabi sabi as a guiding principle--coming to see her own life and artworks as examples of "flawed beauty" and imperfectly perfect Zen design. The result is a fresh, often funny, one-of-a-kind look at a city that works hard and plays hard--in many surprising ways. At the heart of Tokyo Travel Sketchbook are two contradictory Japans: the glittering neon world of a high-tech ultramodern society existing side-by-side with a nation where ancient tradition holds sway and where the unadorned, simple and silent are prized and celebrated as much as the new, the fashionable and the trendy. These competing realities make for a memorable visual journey and a stunning souvenir of a stranger's brief stay in a strange land. From smoking laws to high-tech toilets, Arrazola finds beauty in the weirdness and imperfection of this modern metropolis. *Recommended for readers ages 14 & up*

A Taste Of Japan

Author : Donald Richie
ISBN : IND:30000102906124
Genre : Cooking
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This volume aims to enlighten anyone who dines in Japanese restaurants andishes to have a better understanding of the various dishes on the menu andow to eat them.
Category: Cooking

Arthroscopy And Endoscopy An Issue Of Foot And Ankle Clinics Of North America

Author : Rebecca Cerrato
ISBN : 9780323356787
Genre : Medical
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The scope of arthroscopy and endoscopy of the foot and ankle is expanding. New techniques are emerging to deal with diverse ankle pathology. The past twenty five years have brought significant advances in endoscopic and arthroscopic techniques. These small incision techniques result in less surgical trauma and faster healing.
Category: Medical

Jubilee Hitchhiker

Author : William Hjortsberg
ISBN : 9781619020450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur, among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984 his close friends and network of artists and writers were devastated though not entirely surprised. To many, Brautigan was shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his habits and presentation. But his career was formidable, an inspiration to young writers like Hjortsberg trying to get their start. Brautigans career wove its way through both the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s and the “Flower Power hippie movement of the 1960s; while he never claimed direct artistic involvement with either period, Jubilee Hitchhiker also delves deeply into the spirited times in which he lived. As Hjortsberg guides us through his search to uncover Brautigan as a man the reader is pulled deeply into the writers world. Ultimately this is a work that seeks to connect the Brautigan known to his fans with the man who ended his life so abruptly in 1984 while revealing the close ties between his writing and the actual events of his life. Part history, part biography, and part memoir this etches the portrait of a man destroyed by his genius.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Discipline On Foot

Author : Alan Christy
ISBN : 9781442216495
Genre : History
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Exploring the fundamental question of how a new discipline comes into being, this groundbreaking book tells the story of the emergence of native ethnology in Imperial Japan, a “one nation” social science devoted to the study of the Japanese people. Roughly corresponding to folklore studies or ethnography in the West, this social science was developed outside the academy over the first half of the twentieth century by a diverse group of intellectuals, local dignitaries, and hobbyists. Alan Christy traces the paths of the distinctive individuals who founded minzokugaku, how theory and practice developed, and how many previously unknown figures contributed to the growth of the discipline. Despite its humble beginnings, native ethnology today is a fixture in Japanese intellectual life, offering arguments and evidence about the popular, as opposed to elite, foundations of Japanese culture. Speaking directly to fundamental questions in anthropology, this authoritative and engaging book will become a standard not only for the field of native ethnology but also as a major work in broader modern Japanese cultural and intellectual history.
Category: History

Sweet Daruma

Author : Janice Valerie Young
ISBN : 9780595334674
Genre : Fiction
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SWEET DARUMA and head to Tokyo to teach English conversation...or so she thinks. Upon her arrival she is whisked off to save the life of a suicidal salaryman with the help of a strategic idiom. Magda has unwittingly joined the Anne of Grey Tokyo Emergency English Response Team, and she better brush up her vocabulary in a hurry, because the English emergencies keep coming. Suddenly caught up in the politics of English and pop culture in Japan, Magda soon realizes to expect the unexpected. She's now the student--and Japan definitely has a lot to teach. apartments to a mute monkey named Kagemusha, Janice Valerie Young has written an irreverent send-up of the warped world of English conversation schools (and the zany international staff that fuel them) that is as imaginative and over-the-top as Tokyo itself. Strike up the chindonya, this girl can write Japanese pop culture and post-bubble society trots out an outrageous cast of characters, from Yakuza wannabes to Yamamba urine sellers and a particularly disgusting pet monkey...a melange not seen since Thomas Pynchon's 'whole sick crew'.
Category: Fiction

Straight On For Tokyo

Author : Oliver Geoffrey Woodhouse White
ISBN : UOM:39015051392424
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan