Item description for Things Japanese by Nicholas Bornoff, Michael Freeman & Michael Freeman...
This gorgeous guide to Japanese life chronicles more than 60 native Japanese objects. Each object featured is accompanied by detailed text describing its historical significance and place in everyday Japanese life. You'll learn about the origins and uses of everything from folding paper fans to lacquerware combs to ceramic tea bowls. The perfect introduction to Japan, Things Japanese offers an innovative look into this diverse and fascinating culture.
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Studio: Periplus Editions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Periplus Editions
ISBN 962593782X ISBN13 9789625937823 UPC 676251937824
Availability 0 units.
More About Nicholas Bornoff, Michael Freeman & Michael Freeman
Nicholas Bornoff, a film critic for the Japan Times', is the author of "National Geographic Traveler Series Guide to Japan." Michael Freeman began a full-time photographic career in 1973. He has photographed extensively for magazines such as "Smithsonian" and "Conde Nast Traveler,"
Reviews - What do customers think about Things Japanese?
Great book! Jan 13, 2008
Love the photos and the author's explanation of Things Japanese. I inherited many things from my mother and didn't know the history of them, until I read this book. Lovely coffee table book that provides beautiful photos, short-sweet, but detailed history & uses of everyday things I associate with Japan--tea ceremony items, shoji screens, kimonos & dolls. It also documents unusal items most Westerners don't know about--wooden chests, masks and entrance curtains.