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.

Shoji

Shoji
Author : Jay Van Arsdale
Publisher : Kodansha
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2013-08-02
ISBN 10 : 1568365330
ISBN 13 : 9781568365336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoji Book Description:

Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment. Features * Notes on aesthetics and design fundamentals * Complete how-to guide covering basic construction methods, screen materials, and wood selection * Home projects, including window inserts, sliding and hanging screens, glass panel shoji, double- and single-sided shoji, skylight shoji, decorative wall boxes, and floor and table lanterns * Introduction to Japanese hand tools and planing and joinery techniques * Sample lattice patterns, photographs, and line drawings for design and remodeling ideas * List of suppliers

Papermaking

Papermaking
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.

The Making of Shinkokinsh

The Making of Shinkokinsh
Author : Robert N. Huey
Publisher : Harvard Univ Asia Center
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0674008537
ISBN 13 : 9780674008533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Shinkokinsh Book Description:

Scholars have often taken Shinkokinshu (1205) to represent a nostalgia for greatness presumed to have been lost in the wars of the late 1100s. The author argues that the compilers of this anthology of waka poetry instead saw their collection as a "new" beginning, a revitalization and affirmation of courtly traditions, and not a reaction to loss.

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 : 1989-09-15
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.

Making Japanese style Lamps Lanterns

Making Japanese style Lamps   Lanterns
Author : Edward R. Turner
Publisher : Hartley & Marks Publishers
Total Pages : 126
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0881791989
ISBN 13 : 9780881791983
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Japanese style Lamps Lanterns Book Description:

Nothing is quite as beautiful as the Japanese lamp or lantern. Edward Turner gives both novice and experienced woodworkers the ability to create remarkable lighting devices including bedside, overhead, freestanding, and outdoor lamps. All designs come with detailed instructions and rich color photographs. Projects are rated, with something for every level of ability.

Japan Trade Directory

Japan Trade Directory
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822035810183
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan Trade Directory Book Description:

Provides information on Japanese companies, products and services and includes brief overviews giving demographic, business, and tourist information for all Japanese prefectures.

Information Bulletin

Information Bulletin
Author : Japan. Gaimushō. Jōhō Bunkakyoku
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1961
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105025015830
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Bulletin Book Description: