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This pack contains 500 high-quality origami sheets printed with colourful Rainbow Patterns.
In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favourite needlework patterns.
Fold your favorite origami animalsfrom cute Panda Cubs, Kittens and Penguins to the menacing Great White Shark and Tyrannosaurus Rex.The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book show you how to quickly fold 120 amazing animal origami models. Once you're done folding them, you can decorate your creations with eye stickers to create a truly lifelike collection of creatures.The following are just a few of the unique origami projects you can create with this book:Three different kinds of cuddly Dogs and CatsA pride of LionsA floppy-eared Elephant, complete with pleated trunk and pile of poop!A spiny-but-cute Porcupinewatch your fingers!A sleepy-eyed Slothhang him upside down for a napA Panda parent and babyincluding bamboo to munch on! A playful Otter with her fishy snackA friendly Flying SquirrelAn adorable pair of Bunnies, complete with crunchy Carrots!Snakes, Lizards, Sharks, Crustaceans, Primates, Dinosaurs, and so much more!Japanese author Fumiaki Shingu is one of the world's leading origami experts, having published over 20 books on the subject. Fumiaki is an avid proponent of the art of origami in Japan, and he specializes in creating fun and easy-to-fold original origami models.
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.
"Bubishi" is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as 'the bible of karate', for hundreds of years the "Bubishi" was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. This work features over 250 line drawings, photographs and calligraphy.
Learn how to create a tranquil outdoor space at home with this practical and inspiring guide!With instructive drawings and step-by-step techniques, Inside Your Japanese Garden walks you through designing and creating your very own Japanese garden. From small projects like benches and gates, to larger undertakings like bridges and mud walls, this book provides a wide variety of ways to enhance the space around your home, no matter the size. Instructions on how to work with stone, mud and bambooas well as a catalogue of the 94 plant varieties used in the gardens shown in the bookround out this complete guide.This book also features 19 gardens that author Sadao Yasumoro has designed and built in Japan, and somelike those at Visvim shop in Tokyo and at Yushima Tenjin in Tokyoare open to the public. From small tsuboniwa courtyard gardens to a large backyard stroll garden with water features, stairs and walls, these real-life inspirations will help spark your own garden plan.These inspirational garden projects include:Tea Garden for an Urban Farmhouse featuring a clay wall with a split-bamboo framework and a stone baseThe Landslide That Became a Garden with a terraced slope, trees, bushes, long grasses and mossA Buddha's Mountain Retreat of Moss and Stone with a vertical-split bamboo fence and a brushwood fenceParadise in an Urban Jungle with a pond, bridge, and lanternsEach garden is beautifully photographed by Hironori Tomino and many have diagrams and drawings to show the essential elements used in the planning and construction.
This compilation includes "101 Zen Stories", a collection of tales that recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more that five centuries. B&W illustrations.
In this beautiful and extraordinary zen calligraphy book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry.Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or zengo, are one of the most common subjects for the traditional Japanese brush calligraphy known as shodo. Regarded as one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced regularly by all students of Zen Buddhism in Japan. After providing a brief history of Japanese calligraphy and its close relationship with the teachings of Zen Buddhism, Sato explains the basic supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills that you'll need. He goes on to present thirty zengo, each featuring:An example by a skilled Zen monk or master calligrapherAn explanation of the individual characters and the Zen koan as a wholeStep-by-step instructions on how to paint the phrase in a number of styles (Kaisho, Gyosho, Sosho)A stunning volume on the intersection of Japanese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist thought, Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy guides beginning and advanced students alike to a deeper understanding of the unique brush painting art form of shodo calligraphy. Shodo calligraphy topics include: The Art of Kanji The Four Treasures of Shodo Ideogram Zengo Students of Shodo
In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metalsmithing, the shape of the blade itselfall contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With 256 full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese swordHistory of the Japanese swordTraditional Japanese steelmakingMaking the swordFinishing the sword