Publication Date: August 17, 2021
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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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