• Illustrated Guide - Japanese Traditional Clothing & Performing Arts

Illustrated Guide - Japanese Traditional Clothing & Performing Arts

Idea Books

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Although the explosion in popularity of Japanese culture over recent decades has led to the inclusion of words like “kimono” or “kabuki” in dictionaries, trying...

Although the explosion in popularity of Japanese culture over recent decades has led to the inclusion of words like “kimono” or “kabuki” in dictionaries, trying to explain these traditions in English can prove tricky.

Even for the Japanese, there are many things that are not actually understood very well, which can be equally familiar or unfamiliar, or for which the origins and names are difficult to explain or remember.

This richly illustrated book is aimed at those who wish to introduce Japanese culture in English, including foreigners who want to learn more about traditional clothing and performing arts. The clear drawings and concise descriptions unlock an entire universe of Japanese culture.

Whether your are about to board a plane to Tokyo or you want to expand your knowledge as a Japanese native, this guide will introduce you to a deeper level of understanding everything Japanese.

At our Amsterdam Misc-store, we offer a range of the Illustrated Guides.

For both English and Japanese readers
Accessible and informative format
Offers brief explanation for a wide range of items
Beautiful color-illustrations on each page
Measures 13 x 21 cm

Japan and Misc-store Amsterdam

Japan is becoming more and more popular (in the West). Japan is loved for its exquisite food, rich culture, innovative design, and not the least, for its absolute leadership in the realm of stationery. At Misc-store Amsterdam, we have always had a close relationship with Japan. It started with our personal fascination with Japan and it lead to our current range of quality Japanese products at Misc-store Amsterdam. From the start, we have carried a wide range of Japanese brands, and we are always continuing to expand our range of Japanese products. From superior Japanese paper by Midori and luxury everyday essentials by Postalco, to intense Hibi incense and finely crafted Hasami Porcelain. Everyday, we bring curated essential Japanese goods for your home and desk to you.

About Idea Books

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Importing from countries as far as Japan & shipping worldwide has more of an impact than we would like. That is why we plant a tree for every order + we plant an additional 2 trees each day.

Furthermore, we offset the individual carbon footprint of our staff, including travel per individual under 8,000 km by car or 2 short-haul return flights annually, by funding climate change solutions through Ecologi.
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Climate projects supported by Misc Store

Using waste biomass to produce electricity in Chile

Small scale onshore wind in India

Protecting lowland peat forest in Indonesia

Producing electricity from solar energy in Vietnam

Protecting and restoring forests in Papua New Guinea

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