Culture and Customs of Japan

Culture and Customs of Japan

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Hightlights the traditional elements in the culture and customs of modern Japan.
Their society has been changing rapidly in modern times, yet for most Japanese, cultural traditions retain their importance in daily life. This volume highlights those traditional Japanese elements in modern society, providing an engaging examination of religious rituals, classic and modern literature, performing arts, fine arts and handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles and family life, holidays and festivals, and social customs. The book gives students a deeper understanding of Japan beyond popular stereotypes of an Asian economic powerhouse.

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Kamachi (history, U. of Michigan) highlights traditional Japanese elements in modern society in her examination of religious rituals, classic and modern literature, performing arts, fine arts and handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles and family life, holidays and festivals, and social customs. By showing how Japanese society retains important cultural traditions in daily life, she provides a deeper understanding of Japan beyond popular stereotypes of an Asian economic powerhouse. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Examines Japanese religious rituals, literature, performing arts, fine arts, handicrafts, housing, clothing, women's roles, family life, holidays, festivals, and social customs.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780313301971
0313301972
Branch Call Number: REF 952 KAM
Characteristics: 187 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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