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Kansai cool : a journey into the cultural heartland of Japan

Author: Christal Whelan
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland. The western region of Japan is known as Kansai--centering around the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and the sprawling, modern port cities of Osaka and Kobe. Kansai is Japan's "second region" after Tokyo--and is at once home to Japan's most  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christal Whelan
ISBN: 9784805312803 4805312807
OCLC Number: 870401097
Description: 222 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christal Whelan.

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Writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland. The western region of Japan is known as Kansai--centering around the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and the sprawling, modern port cities of Osaka and Kobe. Kansai is Japan's "second region" after Tokyo--and is at once home to Japan's most traditional cultural centers and its most modern culture.

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"A very fun read. I read this before spending a year in the Kansai region (Kyoto prefecture, to be precise) and as soon as I landed I was hearing all these wonderful Kinki words! Without this book Read more...

 
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