Download E-books Takashi's Noodles PDF

By Takashi Yagihashi, Harris Salat

A suite of seventy five recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi for either conventional and artistic cold and hot jap noodle dishes.

Combining conventional jap impacts, French method, and greater than two decades of cooking within the Midwest, James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi introduces American domestic chefs to crucial eastern convenience foodstuff together with his uncomplicated but refined recipes. Emphasizing quick-to-the-table shortcuts, using clean and dried packaged noodles, and kid-friendly dishes, Takashi explains noodle nuances and explores every one style's particular local identification. knowledgeable consultant, Takashi recollects his adolescence in Japan and takes chefs on a discovery travel of the wealthy bounty of eastern noodles, so effectively available this present day. Takashi's exuberance for noodles starting from Aje-Men to Zaru is bound to encourage domestic chefs to dive into bowl after soothing, clean bowl.

"A splendidly proficient chef." --Chef Eric RipertReviews"Noodle fanatics with a stocked pantry will locate lots to slurp about."—Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel PDF

By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Japan's such a lot very hot novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically innovative novel, that's instantly a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of global warfare II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat.  Soon he reveals himself trying to find his spouse in addition in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo.  As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful team of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic baby-kisser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older conflict veteran who has been completely replaced by means of the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and risk, The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle is a travel de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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Download E-books Godzilla - The Official Movie Novelization PDF

The professional novelization of the much-anticipated brand-new Godzilla movie--a rebirth for the foremost foreign franchise! Gareth Edwards' Godzilla will be published on may well sixteen, 2014!
   
An epic rebirth of Toho's iconic Godzilla, this impressive event pits the world's most renowned monster opposed to malevolent creatures who, strengthened via humanity's medical conceitedness, threaten our very lifestyles

WB safeguard: TM & © Warner Bros. leisure Inc. (s13)© Legendary.© Warner Bros. leisure Inc.GODZILLA is a hallmark of Toho Co., Ltd. The GODZILLA personality and layout are emblems of and copyrighted via Toho Co., Ltd. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

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Download E-books The Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) PDF

The first anthology of its variety, The smooth Murasaki brings the vibrancy and wealthy mind's eye of women's writing from the Meiji interval to English-language readers. in addition to conventional prose, the editors have selected and thoroughly translated brief tales, performs, poetry, speeches, essays, and private magazine entries. chosen readings comprise writings by means of the general public speaker Kishida Toshiko, the dramatist Hasegawa Shigure, the short-fiction author Shimizu Shikin, the political author Tamura Toshiko, and the novelists Miyake Kaho, Higuchi Ichiyo, Tazawa Inabune, Kitada Usurai, Nogami Yaeko, and Mizuno Senko. the amount additionally encompasses a thorough advent to every studying, an in depth index directory old, social, and literary suggestions, and a finished advisor to extra research.

The fierce tenor and impressive content material of those texts refute the preferred trust that ladies of this period have been passive and silent. an important addition to classes in women's stories and jap literature and background, The glossy Murasaki is a unique source for college students and scholars.

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Download E-books Bundori PDF

By Laura Joh Rowland

It truly is early spring, 1679, and the feudal jap capital, Edo, is starting to blossom. yet alongside its peaceable, misty streets evil lurks. With one stroke, the well-liked vassal of the ruling relatives is decapitated, his head taken for a bundori -- a battle trophy.
Sano Ichiro, the shogun's so much Honorable Investigator of occasions, events, and other people, is termed to discover the offender. In a urban the place risk and deceit lie slightly under the luxurious floor, Sano needs to depend on his brain, his instincts, and his noble education in Bushido -- the way in which of the Warrior -- to resolve this example which can convey him glory...or eternal disgrace. Set opposed to a backdrop of luxurious castles, tawdry excitement districts, and serene temples, and full of unforgettable, wealthy characters, Bundori is breathtaking entertainment.

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Download E-books My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever! PDF

By Rebecca Otowa

PICKED AS the best BOOKS OF 2013 through THE organization OF BOOKSELLERS FOR CHILDREN!

A ideal creation to eastern tradition for children, My notable Japan Adventure is the diary of an American 5th grader who travels to Japan to spend 4 fascinating months with a jap family members as an alternate pupil. He files all his adventures during this diary in order that he can inform his pals again domestic approximately what he did and observed in the course of his time in Japan. With the aid of a jap foster brother and sister he visits a Ninja village, attempts new meals, learns brush portray, and will get the interior scoop on lifestyle in a eastern university. Readers of every age will love experiencing existence in Japan from a child's element of view!

Dan's adventures comprise: My First Week of college, vacationing a Ninja Village, enjoyable with Origami, training Aikido, Making Mochi, and lots more and plenty extra… As a multicultural kid's booklet, My notable Japan Adventure is ideal for children who are looking to discover one other tradition and feature enjoyable within the approach!

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Download E-books The Making of Modern Japan PDF

By Marius B. Jansen

Magisterial in imaginative and prescient, sweeping in scope, this huge paintings offers a unbroken account of jap society throughout the smooth period, from 1600 to the current. A distillation of greater than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its historical past, it's the crowning paintings of our top interpreter of the trendy eastern experience.

Since 1600 Japan has gone through 3 classes of wrenching social and institutional swap, following the imposition of hegemonic order on feudal society through the Tokugawa shogun; the outlet of Japan's ports through Commodore Perry; and defeat in global warfare II. The Making of contemporary Japan charts those adjustments: the social engineering started with the founding of the shogunate in 1600, the emergence of village and chateau cities with purchaser populations, and the diffusion of samurai values within the tradition.

Jansen covers the making of the fashionable kingdom, the variation of Western versions, starting to be overseas exchange, the broadening chance in jap society with industrialization, and the postwar profession reforms imposed through basic MacArthur. all through, the publication offers voice to the members and perspectives that experience formed the activities and ideology of the japanese, with writers, artists, and thinkers, in addition to political leaders given their due.

The tale this e-book tells, notwithstanding marked by means of profound adjustments, can also be one among impressive consistency, within which continuities outweigh upheavals within the improvement of society, and successive waves of out of doors impression have purely served to bolster a feeling of what's detailed and local to eastern event. The Making of contemporary Japan takes us to the center of this adventure because it illuminates one of many modern world's such a lot compelling transformations.

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Download E-books Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple Reusable Beautiful PDF

The Pixeladies are stitching specialists Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They convey readers the centuries-old culture of furoshiki, the japanese paintings of wrapping items in textile for sensible reasons. a gorgeous and unique technique to current a present, from meals goods to present playing cards! The e-book is illustrated with photographs of complete wraps and contains basic step by step directions. discover ways to make 18 diverse wraps for wrapping five major item shapes—bag, field, flat, bottle, and basket. additionally incorporated are rules for designing precise wraps utilizing floor layout suggestions, plus a gallery displaying lovely complete items. you will have the information to furoshiki absolutely anything!

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Download E-books Japanese Castles AD 250-1540 (Fortress) PDF

By Stephen Turnbull

Renowned professional Stephen Turnbull examines the castles inbuilt Japan, from the 1st primitive fortifications within the Yayoi interval (300 BC-AD 250) via to the 1st right castles which started to be constructed with the increase to energy of the Yamato court docket, the 1st emperors of Japan in round advert 250. reading the shut ties that early jap dynasties needed to either China and Korea, Turnbull assesses how jap protective structure betrays those influences.

Also tested is the impact that the terrain in Japan had on fortifications - from the early reliance on earthworks and palisades and the improvement of wood and earth castles, frequently sited at the most sensible of the mountains, into extra difficult stone buildings within the fifteenth century. ultimately, the emergence of the stone towers which are so attribute of samurai is investigated, as is the sluggish model of jap castles to deal with the creation of firearms. With formerly unpublished images from the author's inner most assortment and full-color art, together with special cutaways, this is often a vital consultant to the attention-grabbing improvement of eastern castles.

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