Hiroshige : Famous Places in the Sixty-odd ProvincesOrdinær pris 349,00 kr
The last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition, Hiroshige produced works of subtle yet intense color. This collection of prints, first published in the 1850s, contains images of each of Japan's provinces. Created during Hiroshige's highly productive later years, this series was an ambitious project that captured a crucial moment in Japan's history, a decade before the Meiji Restoration would open the doors to industrialization and Western influence.
One of its most striking characteristics is the vertical presentation, which allowed Hiroshige to experiment with perspective. His sweeping panoramas of the beautiful countryside combine the illusion of distance with a depth of detail that draws the viewer in. In addition to these glorious landscapes, Hiroshige's depictions of busy urban centers provide a rare insight into daily life in the Edo era.
This beautiful slip- cased edition includes two volumes: a complete set of seventy prints and a separate booklet that provides an introduction to Hiroshige's life and art as well as descriptive captions of the prints. From thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs to wide beaches and bustling harbors, Hiroshige's native land emerges in serene and exquisite detail-the perfect keepsake for fans of ukiyo-e, Japanese culture, and printmaking.
Japan - The CookbookOrdinær pris 499,00 kr
The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures.
Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes – soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables – are simple and elegant.
My Hokkaido : The Ultimate Guide to Japan's Great Northern IslandsOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
Shikoku Pilgrimage: Japan's Sacred TrailOrdinær pris 499,00 kr
The Shikoku Pilgrimage on the island of the same name is one of the few circular pilgrimages in the world. At 1,200 kilometres in length, the trail includes 88 temples and passes through diverse countryside such as idyllic bamboo groves, deserted beaches and ordinary Japanese neighbourhoods. There is a long tradition of pilgrimage in Japan, dating back at least to the time of the renowned monk, poet and philosopher Kobo Daishi (774-825) who is particularly associated with this trail.
The pilgrimage is undertaken for many reasons - to have a time of reflection away from everyday life, as a spiritual journey or as a healing period after a traumatic life experience. Along the way, pilgrims will encounter ordinary Japanese people and learn to understand the custom of o-settai, or charitable giving.
TOKYO LOCALOrdinær pris 329,00 kr