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Japan in 100 Words: From Anime to Zen: Discover the Essential Elements of Japan

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Languages: Japanese, English

Author: Ornella Civardi & Gavin Blair

Illustrator: Ayano Otani

Cover: Hardcover

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As its title suggests, this book captures the essence of Japanese life and culture in 100 words. From well-known concepts like zen, kawaii and anime to their lesser-known counterparts waiting to be discovered by the West, Japan in 100 Words covers it all.

Readers will learn more about:Chochin--decorative lanterns seen everywhere from shrines and temples to izakayaFugu--the very carefully prepared delicacy of poisonous blowfishJ-pop--the now widely popular musical genreKaroshi--literally translated as "overwork death"Omiai--the Japanese version of an arranged marriageAnd much more!
The beautiful full-color illustrations bring these ideas, places and objects to life--making it the perfect addition to any Japanophiles library or a fun and useful introductory guide for a first-time visitor to Japan.

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Dimensions: 15.24 x 2.54 x 20.57 cm

Publication date: 2021