ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JAPANESE TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND PERFORMING ARTS
Although the explosion in popularity of Japanese culture over recent decades has led to the inclusion of words like “kimono” or “kabuki” in dictionaries, trying to explain these traditions in English can prove tricky. Even for the Japanese, there are many things that are not actually understood very well, which can be equally familiar or unfamiliar, or for which the origins and names are difficult to explain or remember. This richly illustrated book is aimed at those who wish to introduce Japanese culture in English, including foreigners who want to learn more about traditional clothing and performing arts. The clear drawings and concise descriptions unlock an entire universe of Japanese culture.