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Title 英語で日本文化の本 The Japan Culture Book

Author Miura Fumiko & Alan Gleason

Price 2,160 yen (tax included)

ISBN 978-4-7890-1580-6

Published 2015-02-05

◆ For the links of online and brick-and-mortar stores outside Japan, go to the bottom of this page.



★ Bilingual Book ★
The past, present and future of Japanese culture . . . discuss


Many threads -- from arts, literature and music to technology, style and food -- run through the tapestry of culture in Japan.

With numerous illustrations, 159 concise summaries and insightful comments from multiple voices, The Japan Culture Book brings them all together to give an overview of cultural scenes in Japan and help jumpstart lively conversations on any topic, be it the tea ceremony, Comme des Garcons or Godzilla.

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Contents
To Japanese Readers
To English Readers

01 MUSIC
02 ART
03 MANGA
04 LITERATURE
05 PERFORMING ARTS
06 ANIME, GAMES, CHARACTERS
07 RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
08 GEIDO, THE WAY OF THE ARTS
09 CINEMA
10 CUISINE
11 FASHION
12 ARCHITECTURE

Appendix: Geography
Appendix: Periods of Japanese History

Afterword: From Post-3.11 Japan

About the Author
Miura Fumiko
was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. While studying the theory and practice of art and design at university in Tokyo, she began traveling to various parts of the world, and later spent a year in London. In Japan she has worked as a commercial building interior designer, a book and magazine editor on culture and the arts, a researcher for overseas journalists on international issues, as well as a nonfiction writer and photographer. She has interviewed hundreds of people, ranging from artists to scientists to astronauts. Her interest in the migration of cultures has inspired her to study such phenomena as the Japanese immigrant culture of Hawaii. Among her publications is the book Fair Trade Trail (3A Corporation, 2008), an inquiry into the fair trade movement around the globe.

About the Translator
Alan Gleason
was born in the United States and spent his childhood in Tokyo, Japan. Returning to Tokyo in his twenties to study traditional Japanese and Okinawan music, he also began working as a translator. Since then he has translated and edited many works on Japanese music, art, drama, history and politics. He has also translated numerous manga, and served as editor of the English translation of the internationally acclaimed manga series Barefoot Gen, a ten-volume account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He currently lives in Tokyo, where he edits and writes for the web magazine Artscape Japan and the Japanese literature website Books from Japan.



【List of outlets】
You can find this book at Japanese bookstores in your country, as well as other stores that carry books about language, the arts, cultural studies and travel, including the following outlets.
* This list is continually updated. (If you work for a store carrying this book, please let us know.)

〔海外の取り扱い店〕
本書は日本全国の各書店、海外ではおもに日系書店にてお求めいただけます(その他、各国の語学書専門店や、美術館等でもお取り扱いがあります)。以下のリストをご参照ください。
*このリストは随時、更新しています(新たにお取り扱いを開始されたお店の方は、ご一報いただけましたら幸いです)。
*学校教材に採用される場合は、お問い合わせください。

[The United States]
Hakubundo (Honolulu)
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Kinokuniya USA (NY, New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, LA, Costa Mesa, Santa Monica, Seattle, Portland)
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* Please note that in Kinokuniya’s online stores, the book appears in the “Japanese book” category.

[Australia]
Intext (Melbourne)
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Kinokuniya Australia (Sydney)
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QAGOMA Store (The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane)
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[Europe]
JP Books (London)
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Librairie Japonaise Junku (Paris)
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't Japanse Winkeltje (Amsterdam)
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[Asia]
Kinokuniya Indonesia (Jakarta)
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Kinokuniya Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
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Kinokuniya Singapore (Singapore)
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Kinokuniya Taiwan (Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung)
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Kinokuniya Thailand (Bangkok)
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Kinokuniya UAE (Dubai)
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[Online stores that ship and deliver overseas from Japan/ 日本から海外への発送について]
Kinokuniya
Amazon Japan
Rakuten
Club Japan

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