Making Shoji

Making Shoji
Author : Toshio Ōdate
Publisher : Linden Pub
Total Pages : 119
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0941936473
ISBN 13 : 9780941936477
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Shoji Book Description:

The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail. This guide to creating shoji brings together both traditional insight and technical mastery of the craft from the perspective of an apprenticed sliding-door maker. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how to construct both common shoji and Japanese transom (a piece found between rooms and above sliding doors). The correct use of Japanese tools is discussed, as are techniques for marking lines, making specific joints and handles, using rice glue, and applying shoji paper.

Author : Kakuko Shoji
Publisher : Kodansha USA Incorporated
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 1568364210
ISBN 13 : 9781568364216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Description:

Basic Connections provides basic information about expressions and usages that facilitate the flow of ideas and thoughts in written and spoken Japanese. It explains how words and phrases dovetail, how clauses pair up with other clauses, how sentences come together to create harmonious paragraphs. Since this is a book about the basics it starts with the fundamentals, explaining first the two types of Japanese sentence-"A is B" and "A does B." Then it proceeds to the problem of the modifier and the modified-a matter of "which is which." Wa and ga naturally get considerable play; after all, it is downright impossible to speak properly without them. There is also a discussion of linking nouns and noun phrases, not to speak of verbs and verb phrases. The book goes on to devote a whole chapter to common mistakes and troublesome usages. The final chapter attempts to pin down some particularly slippery locutions: such as toshite, imada ni, sore kara, whoppers like "Sentence A-te sae inakereba, Sentence B," and many more. Any beginning or intermediate student, having spent a certain amount of time and energy studying this book, will be able to speak and read Japanese in a much more coherent fashion.

The Making of Shinkokinsh

The Making of Shinkokinsh
Author : Robert N. Huey
Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9781684173655
ISBN 13 : 1684173655
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Shinkokinsh Book Description:

"This study of the Japanese imperial court in the early thirteenth century focuses on the compilation of one of Japan’s most important poetry collections, Shinkokinshū. Using personal diaries, court records, poetry texts, and literary treatises, Robert N. Huey reconstructs the process by which Retired Emperor Go-Toba brought together contending factions to produce this collection and laid the groundwork for his later attempt at imperial restoration. The work analyzes how poetic discourse of the imperial court animated both other kinds of writing and other activities. Finally, it underscores the inextricable ties between the writing of poetry and court politics. Shinkokinshū—the “New Kokinshu”—has been viewed as a neo-classical effort. Reading history backward, scholars have often taken the work to be the outgrowth of a nostalgia for greatness presumed to have been lost in the wars of the origins of the collection. The author argues that the compilers of Shinkokinshū instead saw it as a “new” beginning, a revitalization and affirmation of courtly traditions, and not a reaction to loss. It is a dynamic collection, full of innovative, challenging poetry—not an elegy for a lost age."


Author : Dard Hunter
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 611
Release : 1978
ISBN 10 : 9780486236193
ISBN 13 : 0486236196
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papermaking Book Description:

The classic work on papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America. The foremost authority on the subject covers tools and materials; hand moulds; pressing, drying, and sizing; hand- and machine-made paper; watermarking; and more. Over 320 illustrations.Reprint of the second, revised, and enlarged 1947 edition.

How to Reach Japan by Subway

How to Reach Japan by Subway
Author : Meghan Warner Mettler
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2018-06
ISBN 10 : 9781496206886
ISBN 13 : 1496206886
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Reach Japan by Subway Book Description:

Japan’s official surrender to the United States in 1945 brought to an end one of the most bitter and brutal military conflicts of the twentieth century. U.S. government officials then faced the task of transforming Japan from enemy to ally, not only in top-level diplomatic relations but also in the minds of the American public. Only ten years after World War II, this transformation became a success as middle-class American consumers across the country were embracing Japanese architecture, films, hobbies, philosophy, and religion. Cultural institutions on both sides of the Pacific along with American tastemakers promoted a new image of Japan in keeping with State Department goals. Focusing on traditions instead of modern realities, Americans came to view Japan as a nation that was sophisticated and beautiful yet locked harmlessly in a timeless “Oriental” past. What ultimately led many Americans to embrace Japanese culture was a desire to appear affluent and properly “tasteful” in the status-conscious suburbs of the 1950s. In How to Reach Japan by Subway, Meghan Warner Mettler studies the shibui phenomenon, in which middle-class American consumers embraced Japanese culture while still exoticizing this new aesthetic. By examining shibui through the popularity of samurai movies, ikebana flower arrangement, bonsai cultivation, home and garden design, and Zen Buddhism, Mettler provides a new context and perspective for understanding how Americans encountered a foreign nation in their everyday lives.

Window Treatments

Window Treatments
Author : Karla J. Nielson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 456
Release : 1991-01-16
ISBN 10 : 0471289469
ISBN 13 : 9780471289463
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Window Treatments Book Description:

This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.

Shoji and Kumiko Design

Shoji and Kumiko Design
Author : Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government and Professorial Fellow Desmond King
Publisher :
Total Pages : 203
Release : 2016-10-20
ISBN 10 : 098725832X
ISBN 13 : 9780987258328
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoji and Kumiko Design Book Description:

Book 3 Hexagonal Patterns is the third and final book in the Shoji and Kumiko Design series, and follows on seamlessly from Book 2 - Beyond the Basics. In Book 3, Des King gives detailed, step-by-step instructions on making 45 stunning patterns in the hexagonal jigumi arrangement, ranging from the very simple, to the highly complex and extremely difficult. More than 500 photographs and diagrams guide you at each stage on making these patterns using tools found in any Western workshop, and simple shop-made jigs. As with Book 1 and Book 2, no specialised tools are required for any of the patterns covered in Book 3. The patterns in this book are indeed items of art, and can be applied in a broad range of furniture and artistic designs to set your work apart from all others.

The EcoNest Home

The EcoNest Home
Author : Paula Baker-Laporte
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2015-07-20
ISBN 10 : 9781771422024
ISBN 13 : 1771422025
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The EcoNest Home Book Description:

Step-by-step instructions to build your own beautiful, environmentally friendly, healthy natural home.

Making More of Small Spaces

Making More of Small Spaces
Author : Stephen Crafti
Publisher : Images Publishing
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 1920744258
ISBN 13 : 9781920744250
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making More of Small Spaces Book Description:

Making the Most of Small Spaces was so popular, we've decided to do it all again. Like before, the new More Small Spaces features new designs discovered and presented by Stephen Crafti. It shows that with careful detail and planning, architects can someh