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Japan in 100 Words : From Anime to Zen - Discover the Essential Elements of Japan

Japan in 100 Words : From Anime to Zen - Discover the Essential Elements of Japan
Ornella Civardi et al
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As its title suggests, this book captures the essence of Japanese life and culture in 100 words. From well-known concepts like zen, kawaii and anime to their lesser-known counterparts waiting to be discovered by the West, Japan in 100 Words covers it all. Readers will learn more about:
Chochin-decorative lanterns seen everywhere from shrines and temples to izakaya
Fugu-the very carefully prepared delicacy of poisonous blowfish
J-pop-the now widely popular musical genre
Karoshi-literally translated as "overwork death"
Omiai-the Japanese version of an arranged marriage

And much more!The beautiful full-color illustrations bring these ideas, places and objects to life-making it the perfect addition to any Japanophiles library or a fun and useful introductory guide for a first-time visitor to Japan.

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