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Traditional Japanese design imbues objects with a sense of history and artistry that easily reaches across cultural boundaries In Things Japanese Everyday Objects of Extraordinary Beauty and Significance, author Nicholas Bornoff and photographer Michael Freeman examine over 60 traditional objects that are uniquely Japanese, deftly illustrating their beauty and significance Beautifully crafted samurai swordsElegant wooden tansu chestsElaborate tea ceremony implementsExquisitely carved netsuke togglesFabulous silk and gold embroidered kimonosEach item is described in loving detail alongside lovely full color photographs that highlight the great artistry and craftsmanship in everyday items used by real people in traditional Japan Things Japanese is the perfect book for Japanese antique collectors or anyone interested in Japanese art and the culture and history of Japan....

Title : Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance
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ISBN : 480531303X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing Reprint edition March 25, 2014
Number of Pages : 144 pages
File Size : 695 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance Reviews

  • Jackie
    2019-02-10 08:12

    This is a good introduction to the world of Japanese crafts. It is well worth your investment and time.

  • Sandra L. Glass
    2019-01-25 07:17

    Bought as gift and I know it has been read cover to cover several times.

  • Rozenkruetz
    2019-02-19 08:39

    Fun book that gave me some new wish list/project ideas.

  • WanPatan
    2019-02-17 05:29

    Great book!... It really is about things (that are) Japanese.

  • Tammy
    2019-01-25 06:35

    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.

  • balam
    2019-02-21 05:23

    This book contains information on many Japanese articles. I am very happy to have it and will use it as a reference book.

  • Michael Whitehead
    2019-02-11 12:28

    Well written, easy reading and full of information

  • Celeste
    2019-01-23 05:19

    I gave my granddaughter this book for her birthday and she loved it!