Japanese Craftsmanship (Paperback)
#8 in the popular bilingual guide series, treasured both as a guide to Japanese culture and for studying English. This volume introduces over 100 made in Japan handicrafts, all with color photographs and descriptions both in Japanese and in English. Covering everything from simple souvenirs to art work, it is a unique visual handbook that is both artistic and informative. The chapters are divided according to theme, and chapter 1 encompasses "The Craft of Play," which includes traditional dolls and chiyogami. Chapter 2 covers "The Craft of Clothing" with kimonos, combs and fans, and chapter 3 is "The Craft of Food," laying the focus on pottery, cooking utensils and kettles. Chapter 4, "The Craft of Living," centers on tatami, noren and lanterns. A glossary is provided at the end of the book.