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“Made in Japan” Design! An Analog Catalog

  The golden age of Japanese household appliances has never lost its luster. The 1970s in Japan was a period when the rivalry between appliance manufacturers resulted in the unprecedented availability of an astounding variety of new products. Featuring images of everything from audio equipment to televisions, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, telephones, digital clocks and game consoles, this catalog is a treasure-trove of visual information that recalls both the innumerable hous

Anatomy Lesson for Artist I

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Shipwrecks and Ruins around the World

The mysterious fascination of things forgotten by history There is something alluringly beautiful about wrecked ships that have been left alone in the water on beaches or canals. Likewise, ruins that have been swallowed up by the merciless wave of history remind us of their glorious times of activity in the limelight. Along with a sense of melancholy, such ruins and shipwrecks exert a mysterious kind of fascination. Collected in this book are charming ruins and scrapped vessels fou

castles in the sky

Castles in the Sky Visionary Heritages above the Clouds At places around the globe, “castles in the sky” have been built as dream worlds high above the ground. Destinations for both pilgrims and warlords, such castles continue to observe the course of history in all their aloofness, massive enough to endure the harsh conditions of their lofty locations, yet at once wrapped in a romantic air of mystery and fleeting beauty. Veiled in the morning mist, the remains of Takeda Castle s

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TOKYO fashon chronicle

Young people, walking through downtown areas of Harajuku and Shibuya, dressed however they want to dress. Street fashion is a style that expresses the "here, now" of cities where young people gather. In a time where an individual has a power to transmit information through social media, famous designers and brands have publicly expressed that they refer to street fashion as an idea source, making it difficult for us to ignore the power of street fashion. The essences of street fashion

The Ancestry Of Tea Ceremony – Followin

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Big Book 02 The Giant Turnip

  What is the Big Book? All sorts of characters appear in a storybook. Now what if you could actually experience how huge or strange or jolly or even scary each is, just as if you were there? Wouldn’t that make the tale even more exciting? When you open the Big Book, the story literally unfolds at your feet. Gently step inside as if you were the hero. Stand up on the book. Sit in it. Sprawl over it. Immerse your whole self in the story’s fantasy world. Maybe you’ll dis

Big Book 01 Urashima Taro

  What is the Big Book? All sorts of characters appear in a storybook. Now what if you could actually experience how huge or strange or jolly or even scary each is, just as if you were there? Wouldn’t that make the tale even more exciting? When you open the Big Book, the story literally unfolds at your feet. Gently step inside as if you were the hero. Stand up on the book. Sit in it. Sprawl over it. Immerse your whole self in the story’s fantasy world. Maybe you’ll disco

ZAZEN

  All around the world, the meditation and breathing methods of Zazen have been receiving a lot of attention as anti-stress measures. A grandson of Taido Matsubara, formerly a leading figure in the realm of Zen, Shinsuke Hosokawa is chief priest at Tokyo’s Ryuun-ji Temple that belongs to the Myoshin-ji School of the Rinzai Sect. The Zazen sessions he has been hosting here as a young leader have been attended by numerous celebrities. In this book, Hosokawa gives a brief introduc

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Buddha coloring book/Buddha statues in Kyoto,

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