Introduction to Japanese Culture
- Religion, Zen Buddhism, arranged marriages and Bushido
- Drama and Art—from pottery, painting and calligraphy to haiku, kabuki and karate
- Cuisine—everything from rice to raw fish
- Home and Recreation, from board games such as Go to origami, kimonos and Japanese gardens
Edited by Daniel Sosnoski, an American writer who has lived in Japan since 1985, these well-researched articles, color photographs, and line illustrations provide a compact guide to aspects of Japan that often puzzle the outside observer. Introduction to Japanese Culture is wonderfully informative, a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese. This book is certain to fascinate the student, tourist, or anyone who seeks to know and understand Japanese culture, Japanese etiquette, and the history of Japan.