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A Year in Japan

By Kate T. (Kate Tower) Williamson, 1979-

The Land of the Rising Sun is shining brightly across the American cultural landscape. Recent films such as Lost in Translation and Memoirs of a Geisha seem to have made everyone an expert on Japan, even if they've never been there. But the only way for a Westerner to get to know the real Japan is to become a part of it. Kate T. Williamson did just that, spending a year experiencing, studying, and reflecting on her adopted home. She brings her keen observations to us in A Year in Japan, a dramatically different look at a delightfully different way of life.

Avoiding the usual clichés--Japan's polite society, its unusual fashion trends, its crowded subways--Williamson focuses on some lesser-known aspects of the country and culture. In stunning watercolors and piquant texts, she explains the terms used to order various amounts of tofu, the electric rugs found in many Japanese homes, and how to distinguish a maiko from a geisha. She observes sumo wrestlers in traditional garb as they use ATMs, the wonders of "Santaful World" at a Kyoto department store, and the temple carpenters who spend each Sunday dancing to rockabilly. A Year in Japan is a colorful journey to the beauty, poetry, and quirkiness of modern Japana book not just to look at but to experience.

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Format: Book
Author: Williamson, Kate T. (Kate Tower), 1979-
Title: A year in Japan / Kate T. Williamson.
Publisher Date: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2006.
Subject: Williamson, Kate T. (Kate Tower), 1979- -- Themes, motives. Japan -- In art. Japan -- Description and travel
Isbn: 1568985401 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 759.13 Wil
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Format: Book
Author: Williamson, Kate T. (Kate Tower), 1979-
Title: A year in Japan / Kate T. Williamson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2006.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Williamson, Kate T. (Kate Tower), 1979- -- Themes, motives.
Subjects: Japan -- In art.
Subjects: Japan -- Description and travel
LCCN: 2005010828
ISBN: 1568985401 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 759.13 Wil