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The Usurper An Episode in Japanese History By Judith Gautier
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Judith Gautier par Nadar, vers 1880Complémentsfille de... More > Théophile Gautiermodifier Louise Charlotte Ernestine Gautier, dite Judith Gautier, par son mariage Madame Catulle Mendès, est une femme de lettres française, née à Paris le 25 août 1845 et morte à Saint-Énogat (aujourd’hui Dinard) le 26 décembre 1917.Judith Gautier est l'une des femmes les plus fascinantes de son époque, par sa passion pour l'Asie (Chine et Japon notamment), par son rôle de pionnière dans l'analyse de la mystique wagnérienne, et par ses relations passionnées avec l'avant-garde littéraire française, de Victor Hugo à Baudelaire en passant par Gustave Flaubert. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Gautier< Less
History of Japanese Martial Arts By Allen Woodman
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Turn of the century 1900`s Japan. Many people were turning toward the western ways and progressing toward a more united front. In the midst of all this change came many great teachers of Martial... More > arts. Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu and Karate in its many forms all started in Japan. These Arts are thriving in society today due to the rigid adherence of Japanese culture and tradition. Renshi Sensei Allen Woodman has spent nearly 40 years training in multiple forms of martial arts with 20 years training in Japan. A certified 6th degree black belt, he has devoted his life to learning the many facets that comprise traditional Japanese martial arts of Aikido, Karate, Judo, Karate and Jujitsu. Reading this book will give you a better understanding of the beginnings of all traditional Japanese martial arts from a unique perspective. Learn the foundation of the traditional arts, who started them and why.< Less
Tameshigiri - The History and Development of Japanese Sword Testing By Markus Sesko
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The legendary sharpness of Japanese swords is widely known, and through the activities of various martial arts practitioner’s information on tameshigiri has also become more accessible in the... More > recent years. But, for a large part, this information focusses on modern cutting tests and only briefly discusses the historical aspect. As far as sword collectors are concerned, the subject of tameshigiri has been approached by several experts in the past, but here too information is rather limited. This publication systematically processes this subject for the first time to provide an overview of the historical aspect of tameshigiri. Not only are the developments from mere sword tests to systematic cutting tests are addressed, it also explains the sword testers, the various cuts and set-ups for cuts, and the practice of recording cutting test results on sword tangs for example. It is rounded-off by a reference section which provides examples of tameshi-mei.< Less
Japanese Women in Meiji Period By Farrukh Khan
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Historians agree that the Meiji era in Japanese history presented a succession of large reforms that were to bring about an improvement in Japanese society. Compulsory education for women and a... More > greater tolerance for debate were amongst the positive improvements of the Meiji era that were to enhance freedom and the position of women. However, even the Meiji government could not change the fundamental psyche of the Japanese and a complex interplay of class, poverty, gender inequality and exploitative forces continued to act against rural women from of masses. This brief essay presents a discussion about women in Japan during the Meiji era and it will appear that although the Meiji government did try to improve the situation for women in Japan, it could not alter fundamental influences.< Less
Japanese Women in Meiji Period By Farrukh Khan
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Historians agree that the Meiji era in Japanese history presented a succession of large reforms that were to bring about an improvement in Japanese society. Compulsory education for women and a... More > greater tolerance for debate were amongst the positive improvements of the Meiji era that were to enhance freedom and the position of women. However, even the Meiji government could not change the fundamental psyche of the Japanese and a complex interplay of class, poverty, gender inequality and exploitative forces continued to act against rural women from of masses. This brief essay presents a discussion about women in Japan during the Meiji era and it will appear that although the Meiji government did try to improve the situation for women in Japan, it could not alter fundamental influences.< Less
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings By Edward S. Morse
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"It is a curious sight to look over a vast city of nearly a million inhabitants, and detect no chimney with its homelike streak of blue smoke. There is of course no church spire, with its usual... More > architectural inanities. With the absence of chimneys and the almost universal use of charcoal for heating purposes, the cities have an atmosphere of remarkable clearness and purity; so clear, indeed, is the atmosphere that one may look over the city and see distinctly revealed the minuter details of the landscape beyond. The great sun-obscuring canopy of smoke and fumes that forever shroud some of our great cities is a feature happily unknown in Japan."< Less
SURVIVE By Sheridan Japanese School Students
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Sheridan Japanese School's tour de force, Survive, is the culmination of months of research on the history's most devastating natural and man-made disasters. A powerful work of historical fiction... More > that will encourage readers to be more aware of history and to show compassion during such difficult times.< Less
Learn Japanese katakana By Ponte Ryuurui
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Learn Japanese Katakana is a complete and comprehensive textbook aimed at Japanese language students of all levels, as well as at anyone who is interested in Japan and its culture. It contains proper... More > handwritten form of katakana syllabograms, detailed etymology of each syllabogram, handwritten kanji in three calligraphy scripts from which given katakana has evolved, sounds and their origins, handwritten charts with stroke orders, practice sheets, and information about the history of Japanese kana and even a brief overview of the evolution of Japanese calligraphy in order to draw a clear and easy to understand image of how katakana was developed. Please also see my other book titled Learn Japanese Hiragana.< Less
Learn Japanese hiragana By Ponte Ryuurui
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Learn Japanese Hiragana is a complete and comprehensive textbook aimed at Japanese language students of all levels, as well as at anyone who is interested in Japan and its culture. It contains proper... More > handwritten form of hiragana syllabograms, detailed etymology of each syllabogram, handwritten kanji in three calligraphy scripts from which given hiragana has evolved, sounds and their origins, handwritten charts with stroke orders, practice sheets, and information about the history of Japanese kana and even a brief overview of the evolution of Japanese calligraphy in order to draw a clear and easy to understand image of how hiragana was developed. Please also see my other book titled Learn Japanese Katakana.< Less
Nihon-shinshinto-shi - The History of the shinshinto Era of Japanese Swords By Markus Sesko
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I now complete the series with the „Nihon-shinshinto-shi“, the history of the shinshinto era of Japanese swords, starting from Suishinshi Masahide´s initiation of a new trend around... More > An´ei (1772-1781) to the ban on swords issued by the Meiji government in 1876. As with the „Nihon-koto-shi“ and the „Nihon-shinto-shi“, the reader should be able to grasp a coherent picture of the backgrounds and scholastic activities around the Japanese sword at the end of the feudal era. Finally, the time scale must not be overlooked: The „Nihon-koto-shi“ had to deal with roughly 800 years, from the Nara to the end of the Muromachi period, and the „Nihon-shinto-shi“ comprised „just“ about 200 years, whereas the shinshinto era lasted only about a century.< Less