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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241434772
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Be More Japan

The Art of Japanese Living




An inspirational photographic gift book celebrating the individuality of Japan and its culture


In love with all things Japan or looking to absorb a little Japanese wisdom into your daily life?

From the philosophies of ikigai and wabi sabi to kitsch karaoke nights and futuristic robot restaurants; traditional tea ceremonies and tranquil onsen dwellings to cosplay culture and J-Pop megastars; Japan is full of intriguing contradictions.

Though renowned for its ultramodern capital Tokyo - a sprawling neon-lit metropolis straight from the pages of a science fiction novel - Japan is still deeply rooted in ancient tradition. And while the country runs with clockwork precision, the cultural life of the inhabitants is transformed with the changing of the seasons, a testament to the enduring power of nature's rhythms.

With each page alive with facts, history and inspiration, Be More Japan unlocks the secrets behind modern Japanese living - whether you're eating sushi in London or enjoying the cherry blossoms in San Francisco. And if you're dreaming of a future trip to Japan (or awaiting the 2021 Olympics) this book will get you closer to your destination before you've even departed.

  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241434772
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

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