Books - Hon

本 In trying economic times, and when travel is a luxury, we turn to computers, films, and books as means of escape. Books, especially, are not only an educational resource, but also provides us with many hours of pleasure. Be an armchair traveler and see what awaits you in our book section.

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Baskets – Kago

笼 Whether antique or contemporary, woven, carved or simply lacquered, bamboo basketry plays an important role in the everyday life of the Japanese. Bamboo containers provide not only a utilitarian purpose, but offers superb beauty to the viewer as well.

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Temari Balls- Temari Boru

てまり Temari balls are folk art form that Japanese mothers and grandmothers made for young girls to play with as far back as five or six hundred years ago. They were used in kickball and handball games similar to the hackeysack games played around the world today.

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Erotica- Shunga

春 Most Shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format.

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Scroll Weights-Fuchin

スクロールの重み Scroll weights are called “Fuchin” in Japanese. A pair of Fuchin is hung from roller ends at the bottom of the scroll.

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Hanging Scrolls- Kakejiku

掛け軸 A kakemono, more commonly referred to as a kakejiku (“hung scroll”), is a Japanese scroll with a painting or calligraphy mounted on the paper, usually with silk fabric edges.

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Folk Carvings- Minzoku ch...

民俗彫刻 This art form was developed in the last half of the seventeenth century, with artists and skilled engravers initially creating a great diversity of objects to satisfy the Japanese domestic market.

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Lighting – Andon

行 One of the most popular components of the Asian household are beautiful sculptural lighting elements so enjoyed by Asians, American, and Europeans today.

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Okimono

置物 Okimono is a Japanese term for decorative objects in a tokonoma, or in other such special places for displaying objects.

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Netsuke

根付 Superb miniature carvings, usually less than two inches high, that have been created by Japanese artists for over three hundred years.

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