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Things Japanese : everyday objects of exceptional beauty and significance

Author: Nicholas Bornoff; Michael Freeman
Publisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Things Japanese takes a delightful look at over sixty objects that are uniquely Japanese. Each spread is dedicated to a different item everything from folding paper fans to lacquer ware combs and ceramic tea bowls. Each object is described in detail-giving the historical significance of the object, as well as its place in everyday Japanese life and illustrated with full-color photographs. Each item in the book is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Bornoff; Michael Freeman
ISBN: 9784805313039 480531303X
OCLC Number: 871047149
Description: 143 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Responsibility: Nicholas Bornoff ; photographs by Michael Freeman.

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Things Japanese takes a delightful look at over sixty objects that are uniquely Japanese. Each spread is dedicated to a different item everything from folding paper fans to lacquer ware combs and ceramic tea bowls. Each object is described in detail-giving the historical significance of the object, as well as its place in everyday Japanese life and illustrated with full-color photographs. Each item in the book is listed under its Japanese and English name, and a glossary is provided as an additional aid.

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