Romances Of Old Japan 11 Illustrated Romances From The Ancient Land Of Nippon

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ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon

ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
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ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon by , Summary

In this volume you will find a collection of 11 romances from old Japan rendered into English by Yei Theodora Ozaki. This volume is full of tales of honor, adventure, tragedy, and romance. Not only are these good stories, and well told to boot, this volume will, without a doubt, give anyone interested in Japanese culture and literature an insightful and pleasurable experience. To accompany the stories and bring them to life are 15 colour illustrations, plus 16 grey-scale illustrations exquisitely drawn by an unknown illustrator. Herein you will find the stories of: The Quest Of The Sword The Tragedy Of Kesa Gozen The Spirit Of The Lantern The Reincarnation Of Tama The Lady Of The Picture Urasato, Or The Crow Of Dawn Tsubosaka Loyal, Even Unto Death; Or The Sugawara Tragedy How Kinu Returned From The Grave A Cherry-Flower Idyll The Badger-Haunted Temple The volume also contains numerous footnotes which help give readers a greater understanding of the story and the Japanese culture. ========== KEYWORDS/TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, Japan, Japanese, Nippon, romances. illustrated, bedtime stories, quest, sword, tragedy, kesa gozen, spirit, lantern, reincarnation, tama, lady, picture, urasato, crow of dawn, tsubosaka, loyal, unto death; sugawara tragedy, kinu, return, from the grave, cherry-flower idyll, badger-haunted, temple

THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour

THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: MARIE H FRARY ,CHARLES M. STEBBINS
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THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour by MARIE H FRARY ,CHARLES M. STEBBINS Summary

The Crystal Palace and Other Legends is a collection of 19 fairy tales and legends for children. It contains stories of brave knights on chargers in search of a worthwhile quest, of princesses, queens and kings and, oh, so much more. Herein you will stories of the past; stories of Gnomes, Sunken Cities, magical bells, pots of hot porridge, magic rings and many more. Illustrated with 11 pen and ink illustrations by Herbert E. Martini. Some of the stories in this volume are: The Crystal Palace The Angel Page The Gnome’s Road The Lorelei The Sunken City The Bird Of Paradise The Silver Bell The Two Baker Boys The Emperor’s Wooing The Magic Ring Charlemagne’s Generosity and many more. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ========================= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Crystal Palace, Other Legends, fairytales, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, fables, children’s stories, Angel, Page, Gnomes, Lorelei, Sunken City, Bird Of Paradise, Bell Of Atri, Pot, Hot Porridge, Silver Bell, Two, Baker Boys, Emperor, Wooing. Magic Ring, Charlemagne, Generosity, Silver Bridge, Pet Raven, Night, Stolen Treasure, Water Sprite, Giant, Maiden, Swan Knight, Zurdorf, old Father Rhine, Aunt Margot, Precious stones, beautiful, golden haired nymph, Lord of Rheidt, honesty, greed, good nurse, noble knight, band of robbers, Kuno Von Sayne, Lord of Faulkenstein, Irmangarde, King of the Gnomes, castle, blushing cheeks, maiden, Count Ludwig, prince palatine, Stahleck, Siren, moonbeams, magic palace, pearl shell, warriors, boatmen, Rhine River,

The Book of Yokai

The Book of Yokai Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959124
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Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.

Japanese Demon Lore

Japanese Demon Lore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Noriko T. Reider
Editor: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 0874217946
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Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.

Full Metal Apache

Full Metal Apache Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Takayuki Tatsumi
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822388014
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Takayuki Tatsumi is one of Japan’s leading cultural critics, renowned for his work on American literature and culture. With his encyclopedic knowledge and fan’s love of both Japanese and American art and literature, he is perhaps uniquely well situated to offer this study of the dynamic crosscurrents between the avant-gardes and pop cultures of Japan and the United States. In Full Metal Apache, Tatsumi looks at the work of artists from both sides of the Pacific: fiction writers and poets, folklorists and filmmakers, anime artists, playwrights, musicians, manga creators, and performance artists. Tatsumi shows how, over the past twenty years or so, writers and artists have openly and exuberantly appropriated materials drawn from East and West, from sources both high and low, challenging and unraveling the stereotypical images Japan and America have of one another. Full Metal Apache introduces English-language readers to a vast array of Japanese writers and performers and considers their work in relation to the output of William Gibson, Thomas Pynchon, H. G. Wells, Jack London, J. G. Ballard, and other Westerners. Tatsumi moves from the poetics of metafiction to the complex career of Madame Butterfly stories and from the role of the Anglo-American Lafcadio Hearn in promoting Japanese folklore within Japan during the nineteenth century to the Japanese monster Godzilla as an embodiment of both Japanese and Western ideas about the Other. Along the way, Tatsumi develops original arguments about the self-fashioning of “Japanoids” in the globalist age, the philosophy of “creative masochism” inherent within postwar Japanese culture, and the psychology of “Mikadophilia” indispensable for the construction of a cyborg identity. Tatsumi’s exploration of the interplay between Japanese and American cultural productions is as electric, ebullient, and provocative as the texts and performances he analyzes.

The American Diary of a Japanese Girl

The American Diary of a Japanese Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yoné Noguchi
Editor: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
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The American Diary of a Japanese Girl Yoné Noguchi - Tokio, Sept. 23rd My new page of life is dawning. A trip beyond the seas-Meriken Kenbutsu-it's not an ordinary event. It is verily the first event in our family history that I could trace back for six centuries. My today's dream of America-dream of a butterfly sipping on golden dews-was rudely broken by the artless chirrup of a hundred sparrows in my garden. "Chui, chui! Chui, chui, chui!" Bad sparrows! My dream was silly but splendid. Dream is no dream without silliness which is akin to poetry. If my dream ever comes true!

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Qing Li
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525559868
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The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Napier
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0312299400
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Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke by S. Napier Summary

With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime is actually quite adept at portraying important social and cultural issues like alienation, gender inequality, and teenage angst. This book investigates the ways that anime presents these issues in an in-depth and sophisticated manner, uncovering the identity conflicts, fears over rapid technological advancement, and other key themes present in much of Japanese animation.

Among the Head-Hunters of Formosa

Among the Head-Hunters of Formosa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet B. Montgomery McGovern
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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Among the Head-hunters of Formosa contains the substance of observations made during a two-years’ stay in Formosa—from September 1916 to September 1918. The book is written for the general reader, rather than for the specialist in anthropology or ethnology. Hence many details—especially those concerning minor differences in manners and customs among the various aboriginal tribes—have been omitted; for these, while perhaps of interest to the specialist, would prove wearying to the layman.

A History of Japan

A History of Japan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Henshall
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230369189
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A History of Japan by K. Henshall Summary

In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japan's progress through its entire history to its current status as an economic, technological, and cultural superpower. A key factor is a pragmatic determination to succeed. Little-known facts are also brought to light, and the latest findings used.

The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lafcadio Hearn,Francis A. Davis
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615954X
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The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales by Lafcadio Hearn,Francis A. Davis Summary

Eleven engaging, excellently translated tales of talking tea kettles, a monstrous goblin-spider, miniature warriors and other fanciful creatures. 21 original illustrations by Yuko Green.