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{"id":7170931753110,"title":"A Dictionary of Japanese Beauty","handle":"a-dictionary-of-japanese-beauty","description":"\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis charming book presents 1000 words and phrases that introduce the beauty of Japan. The book is divided into seven chapters; Flowers and Plants, Birds and Animals, Time and Seasons, Day and Night Sky, Earth and Water, Life, and Colors. Each chapter has about 30 words, with each one accompanied by beautiful photography and an explanation of the word and its origin – all in Japanese.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe words and phrases introduced are very lyrical—the kind used in traditional creative writing, haiku, and other poetry—and may not be known by most native Japanese speakers. However, if you are looking to refine your Japanese to a level where you can impress people at a cocktail party, or sound very articulate, then this book would certainly help you there.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome of the photography highlights include a stunning slow-shutter-speed shot of fireflies, sunlight catching rain falling in a forest on the island of Yakushima, a cloud halo over Mount Fuji, and the many gorgeous sunset photos of beaches and the ocean.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYou’d need to be a high-intermediate or advanced-level reader to be able to understand the text in this book. There are some furigana readings of certain kanji, but not enough to help lower-level readers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a uniquely Japanese book in both design and content, and a great way to get a deeper understanding of the language and the country.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eStructure:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- 7 chapters with around 30 words\/phrases and photographs per chapter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRecommended for you if:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- You want to learn high-level Japanese words and phrases of a poetic nature\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- You like photography\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- You like Japan and its natural beauty\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- You have an interest in Japanese language and culture\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- Your Japanese reading ability is at a high-intermediate or advanced level\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAbout this volume:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" 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A Dictionary of Japanese Beauty

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This charming book presents 1000 words and phrases that introduce the beauty of Japan. The book is divided into seven chapters; Flowers and Plants, Birds and Animals, Time and Seasons, Day and Night Sky, Earth and Water, Life, and Colors. Each chapter has about 30 words, with each one accompanied by beautiful photography and an explanation of the word and its origin – all in Japanese.
 
The words and phrases introduced are very lyrical—the kind used in traditional creative writing, haiku, and other poetry—and may not be known by most native Japanese speakers. However, if you are looking to refine your Japanese to a level where you can impress people at a cocktail party, or sound very articulate, then this book would certainly help you there.
 
Some of the photography highlights include a stunning slow-shutter-speed shot of fireflies, sunlight catching rain falling in a forest on the island of Yakushima, a cloud halo over Mount Fuji, and the many gorgeous sunset photos of beaches and the ocean.
 
You’d need to be a high-intermediate or advanced-level reader to be able to understand the text in this book. There are some furigana readings of certain kanji, but not enough to help lower-level readers.
 
This is a uniquely Japanese book in both design and content, and a great way to get a deeper understanding of the language and the country.
 
 
Structure:
 
- 7 chapters with around 30 words/phrases and photographs per chapter.
 
Recommended for you if:
 
- You want to learn high-level Japanese words and phrases of a poetic nature
- You like photography
- You like Japan and its natural beauty
- You have an interest in Japanese language and culture
- Your Japanese reading ability is at a high-intermediate or advanced level
 
About this volume:
 
Original Title: 日本の美しい言葉辞典
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-4-8163-6850-9
Book Size: B6
Languages: Japanese
Publication Date:
 
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Seasonal Japan – The Exquisite Scenery of Japan’s Four Seasons
Understanding the Japanese Mind through Language and Culture (Revised Edition)