Houses and Gardens of Kyoto:Revised with a new foreword by Matthew Stavros Tuttle Publishing Thomas Daniell
IUTAM Symposium on Elementary Vortices and Coherent Structures: Significance in Turbulence Dynamics:Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October, 2004. Auflage 2006
IUTAM Symposium on Elementary Vortices and Coherent Structures: Significance in Turbulence Dynamics:Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October, 2004 Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006.
This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan´s most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degredation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of the geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimonok, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.
An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan´s most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl´s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion. Sayuri´s story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Through her eyes, we see the decadent heart of Gion--the geisha district of Kyoto--with its marvelous teahouses and theaters, narrow back alleys, ornate temples, and artists´ streets. And we witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men´s solicitude and the money that goes with it. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri, with little money and even less food, must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms. Memoirs of a Geisha is a book of nuances and vivid metaphor, of memorable characters rendered with humor and pathos. And though the story is rich with detail and a vast knowledge of history, it is the transparent, seductive voice of Sayuri that the reader remembers. A dazzling literary achievement of empathy and grace by an extraordinary new writer.
Hydra is one of those magical places like Venice, Brugge and the temple districts of Kyoto that seem to exist as intact self-contained collections of historic buildings that are still in use. This is, in part, due to Hydra´s being an auto-free island and to the natural restrictions of its terrain that determined the limits of its organic urban growth. It is, in part, due to strict building codes and conservation laws that have restricted the unrestrained proliferation of vacation houses. But it is not to be overlooked that it is the architecture of the buildings themselves that gives Hydra its unique character. It is the aim of this study to look closer into the architectural elements and typologies that determine the morphology of Hydra´s buildings. To do this we have documented a number of individual buildings and in a final section have collected those recurring elements that help to make up Hydra´s architecture. The houses shown are as a rule historical but some are recently constructed conjectural interpretations of the house that once stood on the site. These were included to give an idea of how new construction is integrated into the existing urban context. Besides domestic buildings we have included examples of a monastery, a chapel, taverna and a turn of the century neoclassical commercial building to give a better idea of other building types and their usage.
Learn about the history of the Geisha with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.Mystery and misconception surround the geisha. At first glance, she may appear to be rather average looking, heavily clad in a weighty costume and an excess of make-up. But behind this mask lies a range of artistic skills and social etiquettes of immense importance to Japanese culture past and present. The most common place to find a geisha today is in Kyoto, the former capital of Japan before Tokyo –or Edo- took over. Even so, it is rare to see a real geisha walking the streets there. There are Japanese girls who look like geisha - wearing colorful kimonos with thick obis wrapped tightly around their waist, tottering along on pairs of wooden okobo. But real geisha are more likely to be sleeping late, emerging at night to entertain well-paid and well-paying businessmen, politicians and the like. The word geisha literally means ´´a person of artistic skill”. In Kyoto, the words geiko and maiko are more commonly used. A geiko is a fully qualified geisha, while a maiko is still in training. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000038/bk_imnd_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this cultured and unique nation. Take a guided Tokyo walking tour, bathe in hot springs, hike Japan´s mountainous interior or visit peaceful temples: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Japan with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan: - Over 30 colour maps, plus a Tokyo subway guide, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Japan, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans depict Tokyo National Museum, Senso-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Himeji Castle, Taiyuin-byo Shrine and more - Colour photographs of Japan´s stunning landscape, temples and shrines, impressive castles and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Tokyo, Honshu, Kyoto, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa and Hokkaido - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about history, festivals, rituals, values, beliefs and traditions - Experience the culture with features on Japanese houses, sumo and the martial arts, Japanese traditional theatre, the samurai and Japanese traditional dress - Essential travel tips - our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Japan. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent On a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Tokyo guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Nori Tanaka is thrilled to be studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan, but it isn´t exactly what she had imagined. She expected tranquil gardens and swoopy-roofed houses, not concrete and neon. And everyone assumes that, with her traditional Japanese features, she´s a native instead of the naïve Japanese-American that she really is. Even Erik, a gorgeous German student, mistakes Nori for Japanese, and treats her like a personal tour guide. Nori is sure that he´ll like her for who she is once he gets to know her, so what harm can come of temporarily pretending to be Japanese? It doesn´t take long to realize that she has a lot to learn about Japan, and about herself, before she can pass for a native. But after exploring the karaoke clubs in Tokyo, the peaceful temples in Kyoto, and the tranquil heights of Mt. Fuji, Nori knows she has a good chance of finding the hidden Japanese spirit and Zen mindset within herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Apple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003308/bk_lili_003308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.