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Japan: Secrets from the Land of the Rising Sun
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Japan: Secrets from the Land of the Rising Sun

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by Ellen Flynn, Deborah Stowe
 

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From the serene majesty of Mount Fuji to the bustle of its cities, this book takes you on an armchair journey around the fascinating sights of Japan, a nation with an exotic culture all its own.

Japan is an ultra-modern country that is also rich in history. It is also a nation of contrasts, where you can see women wearing traditional kimonos and carrying the latest

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From the serene majesty of Mount Fuji to the bustle of its cities, this book takes you on an armchair journey around the fascinating sights of Japan, a nation with an exotic culture all its own.

Japan is an ultra-modern country that is also rich in history. It is also a nation of contrasts, where you can see women wearing traditional kimonos and carrying the latest high-tech electronic gadgets. Ancient temples coexist with sleek high-rise offices, and fast-paced contemporary lives make room for peaceful contemplation.

Japan has a long history of fine handicrafts and arts, including textiles, flower arranging, and origami. Bonsai trees and lacquered ceramics are further examples of objects displaying a breathtaking level of detail and skill.

Many aspects of Japanese culture have filtered through to us in the Western world. This book will take you on a journey to discover their intriguing origins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760792339
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/06/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
11.75(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Flynn has over a decade’s experience in the publishing industry. She is also a linguist and translator and has a special interest in international travel.

Deborah Stowe is an author and freelance journalist who specializes in cultural, human rights, and travel writing. Debbie has previously written travel guides to Bulgaria, Belgrade, and Sri Lanka. Her articles have appeared in The Telegraph (London), The Times (London), and Time Out Bucharest.

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Japan: Secrets from the Land of the Rising Sun 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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The book arrived promptly and in very good condition. Would use this seller again. The book has great photos and some nice copy telling about the country and customs of Japan. Not a travel guide, but some educational value here, anyway
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. Just sit back and read it; it's like going there without the money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to any japanese fan like me!!