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Recipe and Craft Guide to Japan

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Experience the fascination and folklore of Japan by using common household items to re-create traditional crafts like kokeshi dolls and origami cranes. Learn legends that promise good fortune as you sculpt a Beckoning Cat or paint a blind Daruma. Celebrate holidays as the Japanese do by cooking mochi and moon-viewing noodles, or by painting a seasonal sumi-e poem.

Japan is a nation that honors tradition, yet it is among the world's most technologically advanced countries. The ...

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Overview

Experience the fascination and folklore of Japan by using common household items to re-create traditional crafts like kokeshi dolls and origami cranes. Learn legends that promise good fortune as you sculpt a Beckoning Cat or paint a blind Daruma. Celebrate holidays as the Japanese do by cooking mochi and moon-viewing noodles, or by painting a seasonal sumi-e poem.

Japan is a nation that honors tradition, yet it is among the world's most technologically advanced countries. The Japanese enjoy the longest life spans of any people on earth, a fact believed to be greatly due to their diet. See how the people of this crowded land came to depend on the sea surrounding them for sustenance, then try your hand at making teriyaki salmon and ozoni, a soup that features shrimp.

Step into the pages of this book to share Japanese culture, with its love of nature and expression of art in daily life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584159339
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: World Crafts and Recipes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Japan-Ancient Traditions and Modern Ways 4

Happy New Year-Akemashite omedetou 8

Ozoni 10

Dashi 12

Wishing on a Daruma 14

Make a Daruma Doll 16

Sukiyaki 18

A Sumi-e for the Family Tokonoma 20

Kokeshi Dolls 22

Miso Soup 24

Teriyaki Salmon 26

Edamame 27

Fly a Carp for Courage-Children's Day 28

Yakitori 32

Simple but Useful Fans 34

Obon Festival: Make a Paper Lantern 36

Snack Foods: Cucumber Sushi Rolls 38

Kitsune Tofu 40

A Noren for the Doorway 42

Autumn Means Moon Viewing: Tsukimi Soba-Moon-Viewing Noodles 46

A Beckoning Cat Brings Good Lunck 48

Chawan-Mushi 50

Garden on a Tray 52

Katsu-domburi 54

Origami Paper Cranes 56

Further Reading 60

Books 60

Works Consulted 60

On the Internet 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

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