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Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri: A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivi... (Hardback)
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Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri: A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivi... (Hardback)

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Hardback 48 Pages / Published: 15/04/2010
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This is a fun, lighthearted look at Japanese culture and family life, based on the childhood reminisces of author/illustrator Setsu Broderick, aided by co-author Willamarie Moore. Much of the story is told via a series of delightful, humorous illustrations that proceed through the year, showing seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon, O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing), and preparing for the New Year. As readers delight in the charming illustrations, they also learn about many Japanese traditions and customs, such as gathering around the kotatsu to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres, and hanging handmade teru-teru-bozu dolls out the window to stop the rain. Also included are illustrations and information about many traditional Japanese games, toys, foods, and celebrations. All in all, the book provides a magical feast for the eye and the mind. Children and adults will both delight in the book's warm and funny depiction's of traditional Japanese family life. The large illustrations contain numerous details, which in many cases may not be familiar to non-Japanese readers. These details are explained in the accompanying essays, close-up illustrations, and explanations. All-in-all, this book provides a thoroughly charming window into another culture.

Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
ISBN: 9784805310892
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 267 x 12 mm


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"While the text includes factual information about customs, food, games, festivals, and other cultural topics, the narrative is conversational. Soft, appealing cartoon illustrations of the cuddly, expressive cats dressed in traditional Japanese clothing are full of detail and humor." --School Library Journal
"But the real value of this book is the masterful way it combines loads of vocabulary words and customs with the tenderness of the author's memories and the hilarious and busy drawings, making it a treat for both younger and older kids. And for anyone who wonders how life in Japan used to be when people lived closer to the earth, the seasons and each other, this is a sweet, fun, entertaining primer." --The Japan Times
"Japanese Traditions is completely charming. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy perusing the playful illustrations and learning about traditional Japanese culture." --Leslie Swartz, Senior VP, Boston Children's Museum and co-author of Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats
"Setsu Broderick's book Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri is another one that I would recommend. As may be expected, it focuses on various customs, including those that involve cherry blossoms." --Killeen Gonzalez, Yahoo! Voices
"Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, Japanese Traditions displays seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon (Festival of the Souls), O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and preparing for the New Year." --Starts at Eight blog
"there's a LOT of information contained within the pages of this beautiful hard-cover book. Japanese Traditions is a wonderful resource for any home or school to have. It will teach children about traditions they may not know, and the illustrations are so rich in additional information this book could be used to start conversations between children and/or children and adults to learn more about each other if one is from Japan." --CastleViewAcademy.com
"Japanese Traditions is exactly the kind of book worth curling up with in a warm place with your child. It's a friendly, nostalgic look at the country, filled with the bustling details of the everyday life of Japanese families in the countryside as they experience it twelve months of the year." --Paper Tigers

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