Takashi's Noodles

By Takashi Yagihashi, Harris Salat

A suite of seventy five recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi for either conventional and artistic cold and hot eastern noodle dishes.

Combining conventional eastern impacts, French procedure, and greater than two decades of cooking within the Midwest, James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi introduces American domestic chefs to crucial eastern convenience nutrients along with his easy but subtle recipes. Emphasizing quick-to-the-table shortcuts, using clean and dried packaged noodles, and kid-friendly dishes, Takashi explains noodle nuances and explores every one style's specified local identification. knowledgeable consultant, Takashi remembers his formative years in Japan and takes chefs on a discovery travel of the wealthy bounty of jap noodles, so with ease available this present day. Takashi's exuberance for noodles starting from Aje-Men to Zaru is bound to motivate domestic chefs to dive into bowl after soothing, fresh bowl.

"A splendidly gifted chef." --Chef Eric RipertReviews"Noodle fanatics with a stocked pantry will locate lots to slurp about."—Publishers Weekly

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Manga and the Representation of Japanese History (Routledge Contemporary Japan)

This edited assortment explores how image paintings and particularly jap manga characterize eastern history.

The articles discover the illustration of historical past in manga from disciplines that come with such various fields as literary reviews, politics, historical past, cultural reviews, linguistics, narratology, and semiotics. regardless of this variety of methods all teachers from those respective fields of research agree that manga pose a specially modern allure that transcends the issue imposed through conventional methods to the research and educating of historical past. The illustration of background through manga in Japan has an extended and debatable historiographical measurement. Thereby manga and by means of extension photo artwork in eastern tradition has develop into one of many world’s strongest modes of expressing modern historic verisimilitude. The individuals to this quantity complicated how manga and by way of extension picture paintings rewrites, reinvents and re-imagines the historicity and dialectic of bygone epochs in postwar and modern Japan.

Manga and the illustration of jap History might be of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian reports, Asian heritage, eastern tradition and society, in addition as art and visible culture

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Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

By Takie Sugiyama Lebra

This newest paintings from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the 1st ethnographic examine of the trendy jap aristocracy. demonstrated as a category at first of the Meiji interval, the kazoku ranked at once lower than the emperor and his kin. formally dissolved in 1947, this team of social elites remains to be ordinarily perceived as the Aristocracy. Lebra received access into this tightly knit circle and performed multiple hundred interviews with its participants. She has woven jointly a reconstructive ethnography from their lifestyles histories to create an intimate portrait of a distant and archaic world.

As Lebra explores the tradition of the kazoku, she locations every one topic in its historic context. She analyzes the evolution of prestige limitations and the essential position performed through outsiders.

But this booklet isn't easily concerning the elite. it's also approximately commoners and the way every one stratum mirrors the opposite. Revealing formerly unobserved complexities in eastern society, it additionally sheds mild at the common challenge of social stratification.

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The Snow Empress: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By Laura Joh Rowland

Japan, 1699. On a moonlit evening in Ezogashima, the northernmost island of Japan, a lady is operating throughout the wooded area while an arrow zooms out of the darkness to strike her lifeless. in the meantime, an international away within the urban of Edo, the eight-year-old son of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to energy and effect within the shogun’s courtroom, vanishes in the course of a moon-watching celebration.

            while Sano’s political rival, Lord Matsudaira, tricks that the boy might be in Ezogashima, Sano’s spouse, Reiko, insists on accompanying him at the determined trip. After an eleven-day voyage via chilly and treacherous waters, they come at Ezogashima, in simple terms to discover that Lord Matsumae, distraught on the homicide of his mistress, is protecting the entire province hostage until eventually somebody confesses to the crime. not anyone is authorized in or out of Ezogashima, and even if Matsumae tells Sano his son is there, he refuses to liberate him.

            Sano moves a deal: he'll resolve the homicide of Matsumae’s mistress if Lord Matsumae will unfastened the hostages and go back their son. quickly, although, he and Reiko locate themselves stuck up in a deadly scheme that comes with extended family struggle, jealous husbands, and murderous betrayal.

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Modern Japan: A Social History Since 1868

By J.E. Thomas

J E Thomas examines the ancient roots of jap social buildings and preoccupations and he units those in the large chronological framework of Japan's political and army improvement. The e-book can hence function an advent to fashionable Japan in a extra normal feel - yet its concentration all through is at the humans themselves. Professor Thomas supplies due awareness to the japanese mainstream; yet he additionally discusses these different sections of the neighborhood that have ordinarily been underprivileged or marginalised - most glaringly ladies, but in addition minority teams and outcasts - and the japanese perspective to foreigners past her shores.

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Some Prefer Nettles

By Junichiro Tanizaki

Junichiro Tanizaki’s Some want Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the attract of historical eastern tradition—and the profound disquiet that observed its passing.
 
it's the Twenties in Tokyo, and Kaname and his spouse Misako are trapped in a parody of a innovative Western marriage. not interested in each other, they've got lengthy considering that stopped snoozing jointly and Kaname has sanctioned his wife’s liaisons with one other guy. yet on the center in their association lies a disappointment that impels Kaname to take safe haven some time past, within the serene rituals of the classical puppet theater—and in a starting to be fixation along with his father-in-law’s mistress. Some desire Nettles is an ethereally suggestive, psychologically advanced exploration of the difficulty each tradition faces because it hurtles headfirst into modernity.

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Bushido: The Way of the Samurai (Square One Classics)

By Tsunetomo Yamamoto

In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a record that served because the foundation for samurai warrior habit. Its guiding ideas drastically stimulated the japanese ruling classification and formed the underlying personality of the japanese psyche, from businessmen to squaddies. Bushido is the 1st English translation of this paintings. It presents a strong message geared toward the brain and spirit of the samurai warrior. With Bushido, one can larger placed into point of view Japan’s old direction.

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Sado: Japan's Island in Exile

By Angus Waycott

Given the alternative, no-one ever went to Sado. For greater than one thousand years, this island within the Sea of Japan was once a spot of exile for the deposed, disgraced or simply undeniable distrusted — ex-emperors, aristocrats, poets, monks and convicted criminals alike.
This booklet rediscovers the exiles’ island, explores the reality approximately its infamous gold mine, tracks down a vanishing badger cult, and drops in at the domestic of super-drummer band Kodo. alongside the best way, it paints a vibrant photograph of 1 of Japan’s so much interesting backwaters, now rising from an extended exile of its personal.

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