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Beauty and Chaos

Author : Michael Pronko
Publisher : eBook Partnership
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2014-11-20
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781942410034

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Whether contemplating Tokyo's odd-shaped bonsai houses, endless walls of bottles, pachinko parlors, chopstick ballet or the perilous habit of running for trains, the essays in Beauty and Chaos explore Tokyo from the inside to reveal its deeper meanings and show why Tokyo is the most amazing, confusing city in the world. Starting with observations and ending with insights, these essays dig into the ever-present but overlooked slices and morsels of daily life in the world's biggest city. In turns comic, philosophic, descriptive and exasperated, the essays in this collection won acclaim in Japan from Tokyo readers. Beneath Tokyo's perplexing exterior, there's meaning to the frantic swirl. By untangling the contradictions of the city and opening inner connections, Tokyo emerges a fascinating place of chaotic commotion, but serene, human-scale beauty, too. If you're traveling to Tokyo, these essays open up the sense and significance of life in this fast-paced, high-rise megalopolis. If you've ever considered going to Tokyo, these essays will give you more reasons to go, and ways to consider the city when you're there. Originally published in Japanese, these concise, pointed essays are available in English for the first time. Part travelogue, part comparative culture, and all creative essay, Beauty and Chaos taps the mystery of Tokyo and lets the meanings flow. "e;Japanese who are used to Tokyo are caught off guard by his conclusions derived from careful observation, and are struck dumb...Tokyo, the city we are so careless of, suddenly starts to become glorious. It is a wonder!"e; Chunichi Shimbun (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version)"e;Giving up the bias and seeing the city with completely different standards, you will see the unexpected, attractive face of Tokyo. This book is a guide for rediscovering Tokyo that lets us see the city with unique new features."e; Nikkan Gendai (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version)Japanese version available from KADOKAWA Publishers as: a *aa E a aa a aa'ae-'aa(TM)aa zaaa a a -a -a ae'-)

The Incredible Power of Serendipity!

Author : Boye De Mente
Publisher : Cultural-Insight Books
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2012-05-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781477468357

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How Serendipity Shaped the Lifeof Author Boyé Lafayette De MenteThis is the personal memoir of author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, the 4th of ten children born to poor parents in an isolated valley in the Ozark Hills of southeast Missouri, and raised during the Great Depression of the 1930s.He went on to have a remarkable life which he attributes to the incredible power of serendipity. As editor of The IMPORTER magazine in Tokyo in the late 1950s and early 1960s and as the author of numerous pioneer books on the mindset and business practices of the Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans he made major contributions to the initial rise of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China as economic superpowers. He played a leading role in helping to launch the career of Thunderbird School of Global Management alumnae brother Merle Hinrichs who became the largest trade magazine publisher in Asia, a major financial donor to Thunderbird and member of the board of directors. And he launched the publishing career of Kentucky hillbilly Larry Flynt who achieved great wealth and notoriety as the publisher of HUSTLER magazine and champion of freedom of speech. [On the day De Mente met Flynt he told his wife that he had just met a 26-year old man who had the intelligence and drive to become president of the United States by the time he was old enough to qualify for the office.] De Mente's encounters and relationships with such extraordinary individuals as Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, America's ranking naval officer during World War II; Akio Morita, co-founder and leading light of what was to become the Sony empire; Toshio Karita, former protocol officer for the Imperial Family of Japan; and Daisetzu Suzuki, Japan's leading Zen master, plus many more, were experiences he could not have even dreamed about before they happened. His story is an example of the potential of ordinary individuals to achieve significant things when life presents opportunities and they follow up on them.

The Completely Non-Authoritative Guide to Japan

Author : Paul Nowak
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 88 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2016-02-03
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781462918324

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The Completely Non-Authoritative Guide to Japan by Paul Nowak Pdf

This hilarious graphic guide to Japan is packed with colorful anecdotes, illustrations and even a few helpful pointers! Well, do you want to know how to be a Japanese delinquent, read palms, or teach English? Want to find out the secrets of great tea-ceremony masters, sushi chefs, or successful politicians? Or how about grasping the easy logic behind those apparently indecipherable Japanese characters? These essential questions that more authoritative guidebooks overlook are answered at last in this irreverent, ingenious, and irrepressible comic travel guide to Japan.

1,000 Deadstock Sneakers

Author : Larry Deadstock
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 820 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2023-10-17
Category : Design
ISBN : 9798887072203

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1,000 Deadstock Sneakers by Larry Deadstock Pdf

An accessible and comprehensive encyclopedia of 1,000 deadstock sneakers––the originals produced for exclusive, limited-edition releases––by trendsetting sneakerhead and infamous reseller Larry Deadstock. “Deadstock” refers to the originals: authentic, unworn sneakers that were produced for limited-edition releases, limited-run reruns, or pairs that have otherwise stopped being made. No longer available from the direct retailers, deadstock is the most desirable, exclusive, and valuable sneaker merchandise in existence, only available from select resell shops and websites such as Larry Deadstock’s. In 1,000 Deadstock Sneakers, deadstock collector and infamous reseller Larry Deadstock teams up with streetwear journalist François Chevalier to dive deep into the origins, history, and trends of international sneaker culture. This book features: The origin story behind the first pair of Air Jordans Basketball legends LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan Groundbreaking designers such as Virgil Abloh Influential figures like Will Smith, Spike Lee, and Travis Scott Informative anecdotes from Larry Deadstock Original advertisements from Nike, Adidas, Air Jordan, New Balance, Rebook, Vans, and more Complete with detailed research, historical context, and trend analysis on the aesthetic appeal of each style, this book explores the significance of the sneaker in fashion and culture today through 1,000 coveted deadstock sneakers of the last 50 years. This is a must-have reference text for sneakerheads and deadstock collectors; eye candy for sports fans, influencers, and all sneaker wearers; and an exploration of a rising phenomenon in fashion and streetwear for anyone interested in contemporary culture. Includes Color Images

Dance in the Vampire Bund (Special Edition) Vol. 5

Author : Nozomu Tamaki
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2019-11-28
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781645056485

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Dance in the Vampire Bund (Special Edition) Vol. 5 by Nozomu Tamaki Pdf

Betrayal by a rogue agent has rocked the Vampire Bund hard, especially Akira. Even worse, the agent has stolen the most damaging secret that Princess Mina tried hardest to conceal-that Mina has the ability to transform into a full-grown woman capable of bearing children. With this news leaked to the lords of the three great vampire clans, the brazen Lord Ivanovic launches an all-out assault on the Bund in order to claim Mina for himself. Princess Mina has no choice but to counterattack, as her once idyllic haven for vampires turns into a war zone with massive casualties on both sides. Contains Dance in the Vampire Bund Vols. 9-10 along with a brand new Chronicle story.

Life in Tokyo

Author : Stuart A. Kallen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Tokyo (Japan)
ISBN : 1560067977

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Life in Tokyo by Stuart A. Kallen Pdf

Discusses life in Tokyo including the history of Tokyo, its geographical significance, home life, education, economic role, arts and entertainment.

Mapping Tokyo in Fiction and Film

Author : Barbara E. Thornbury
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2020-01-30
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9783030342760

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Mapping Tokyo in Fiction and Film by Barbara E. Thornbury Pdf

Mapping Tokyo in Fiction and Film explores ways that late 20th- and early 21st- century fiction and film from Japan literally and figuratively map Tokyo. The four dozen novels, stories, and films discussed here describe, define, and reflect on Tokyo urban space. They are part of the flow of Japanese-language texts being translated (or, in the case of film, subtitled) into English. Circulation in professionally translated and subtitled English-language versions helps ensure accessibility to the primarily anglophone readers of this study—and helps validate inclusion in lists of world literature and film. Tokyo’s well-established culture of mapping signifies much more than a profound attachment to place or an affinity for maps as artifacts. It is, importantly, a counter-response to feelings of insecurity and disconnection—insofar as the mapping process helps impart a sense of predictability, stability, and placeness in the real and imagined city.

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross,William Shawn,Tina Brown,David Remnick,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,Rea Irvin,Roger Angell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 2016 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 1961-04
Category : American wit and humor, Pictorial
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007058600

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The New Yorker by Harold Wallace Ross,William Shawn,Tina Brown,David Remnick,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,Rea Irvin,Roger Angell Pdf

The Mystery at Mount Fuji (Tokyo, Japan)

Author : Carole Marsh
Publisher : Gallopade International
Page : 145 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780635070166

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The Mystery at Mount Fuji (Tokyo, Japan) by Carole Marsh Pdf

Christina and Grant are studying Japan in school so they convince Mimi into flying their plane there. The country is one of contrasts: cherry blossoms and ninjas, gardens and sumo wrestlers. Join the group for fun, frights and adventure as they explore exotic Japan.

Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary History

Author : Stephen Mansfield
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2023-01-06
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781904955863

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Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary History by Stephen Mansfield Pdf

From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples, fox shrines, mouldering steles and statues of Bodhisattvas that evoke a different age. The point where time past, present and future coexist, Tokyo's thirst for the contemporary is moderated by nostalgia for the past. As an urban laboratory where the cultures of the East and West are remixed into perceptibly Japanese forms, Tokyo embraces sudden transitions, constant flux and transformation. The courtesans of its pleasure quarters inspired Edo-period woodblock artists, novelists and poets. In a later age, its experimental artists, feminist writers and Modern Girls of 1920s Ginza both shocked and electrified the capital. Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel through rise of a merchant class whose wealth transformed Edo into a home for artists, writers and performers. In contemporary Tokyo he explores the unique crossbred cultures of taste that make the giant conurbation one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world. * City of Literature, Theatre and Art: The print masters Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro; the Kabuki theatre; authors Nagai Kafu, Tanizaki Junichiro, Mishima Yukio, Murukami Haruki; foreign writers Angela Carter, William Gibson and Donald Richie. * City of Architecture: From the fortifications of Edo Castle, great temples and shrines, via the western hybrids of the Meiji era to the post-modernist skyscrapers, giant neon screens and digitalized surfaces of today s city. * City of Calamities: The great fires of the Edo period; floods, famines and typhoons; the 1923 Earthquake, coups and rising militarism in the 1930s; the fire bombings of the Second World War; the 1995 subway gas attack by members of a death cult and the fatalism of residents living on one of the earth's largest fault lines.


Author : Barbara E. Thornbury,Evelyn Schulz
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 213 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2017-10-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9781498523684

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Tokyo by Barbara E. Thornbury,Evelyn Schulz Pdf

Tokyo: Memory, Imagination, and the City is a collection of eight essays that explore Tokyo urban space from the perspective of memory in works of the imagination—novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and films. Written by scholars of Japanese studies based in England, Germany, Japan, and the United States, the book focuses on texts produced in Japan since the 1980s. The closing years of the Shōwa period (1926-1989) were a watershed decade of spatial transformation in Tokyo. It was also a time (in Japan, as elsewhere) when conversations about the nature of memory—historical, cultural, collective, and individual—intensified. The contributors to the volume share the view that works of the imagination are constitutive elements of how cities are experienced and perceived. Each of the essays responds to the growing interest in studies on Tokyo with a literary-cultural orientation.


Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1056 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Automobiles
ISBN : STANFORD:36105013850933

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Tokyo Redux

Author : David Peace
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2021-08-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101947784

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Tokyo Redux by David Peace Pdf

A thrilling postmodern noir about the real-life disappearance, in 1949, of one of Japan's most powerful figures, and the three men who try--and fail--to crack the case. Tokyo, July 1949. The president of the National Railways of Japan vanishes. As American and Japanese investigators scrambled for answers, the case went cold--and it remains unsolved to this day. In Tokyo Redux, celebrated crime writer David Peace channels drama, research, and intrigue into this strikingly intelligent fictionalization of Japan's most enduring and haunting mystery. Spanning decades, Peace's novel reveals how the lives of three men all come to revolve around the same inexpicable disappearance. Starting in American-occupied Tokyo, where tension and confusion reign, American detective Harry Sweeney leads the missing-person investigation for General MacArthur's GHQ. Fifteen years later, as Tokyo prepares for the global spotlight as host of the summer Olympics, private investigator Murota Hideki--who was a policeman during the Occupation--is confronted by this very same case, and is forced to address something he's been hiding for more than a decade. And twenty-plus years after that, as Emperor Shōwa lays dying, Donald Reichenbach, an aging American eking out a living in Japan teaching and translating, discovers that the final reckoning of the greatest mystery of the era is now in his hands. The concluding installment of Peace’s acclaimed Tokyo Trilogy, Tokyo Redux is a page-turning portrait of post-World War II Tokyo and an inside look into a storied crime that continues to haunt multiple generations.