Book - Illustrated Guide to Traditional Japan 1, Architecture and Everyday Objects


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Collection: The Prunier
Number of pages: 144
Format: 150 x 225
Release date: July 2019
​​​​​​​Language : French
ISBN: 978-2-35432-321-9
Translated by Marie Maurin
color illustrations

A country of incredible modernity and technical excellence, Japan has another older, more discreet face that it has inherited from its history as well as from its culture, customs, beliefs, know-how and the art of living that has developed there over time. This is what this Illustrated Guide to Traditional Japan introduces us to.
This volume consists of two parts. The first is devoted to architecture, in particular houses, tea pavilions (chashitsu), gardens, public and open-air baths, Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples and other castles in the Archipelago. The second gives an overview of the objects and materials traditionally used by the Japanese for furniture, for lighting, warming, giving gifts, indulging in the art of calligraphy (shodô) or the way of incense (kôdô), and venerate their ancestors, the Shinto deities and the Buddha.
This book is aimed at both travelers and curious minds looking for precise and detailed information. It was designed to give a taste of the traditions of an astonishing country, able to look resolutely towards the future without losing anything of the very essence of its identity, namely a deep harmony between man and nature, an acute awareness of the precariousness of existence and the innate sense of poetry.


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