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Vanishing Japan: Traditions, Crafts & Culture

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Pawnshops and handmade paper. shoe shiners and Shinto jugglers . money rakes and mosquito netting all these were once a familiar part of daily life in Japan
Many elements of that daily life, like the Obon dances and oreiboko apprenticeships, have no counterpart in any other culture: they are purely unique to Japan . But with the tremendous changes of the modern age, most tr
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ebook, 216 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Tuttle Publishing (first published January 1st 1900)
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Jason Keenan
Jun 18, 2013 Jason Keenan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An interesting snapshot of the vanishing aspects of Japanese culture. Written in the mid-1990s it's a lament of the rapid loss of traditional things from daily life - kids candy stores to repair shops to traditional umbrella makers. I suspect that in the two decades since many of these things have had a revival. Not to the point where they once again permeate the culture, but at least so that traditional skills are being preserved.

It is a wonderful glimpse at the unique pieces of Japanese life.
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what a fascinating insight into traditional Japan. This book really sets the standard for continued studies on this culture. A must read for anyone interested in Japanese tradition.
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