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Anthony Michael: Umami: The Fifth Taste

Скачать книгу (размер 804 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 159) Аннотация: Highly qualified food and nutrition scientists combine with some of the world's greatest chefs to produce this superbly illustrated revelation of the mysterious 'fifth taste' that has gained global recognition in recent years and has become such a key component in cooking.

Matsuhisa Nobuyuki: Nobu: The Cookbook

Скачать книгу (размер 1 013 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 200) Аннотация: With his multinational and ever expanding empire of thirteen restaurants, Nobu Matsuhisa has become one of the most talked-about international restaurateurs and arguably the world's greatest sushi chef. In his first, long awaited book, Nobu: The Cookbook, Matsuhisa reveals the secrets of his exciting, cutting-edge Japanese cuisine. Nobu's culinary creations are based on the practice of simplicity…

Emmerich Michael: Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers (+ Audio CD)

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: Long-awaited by teachers and students, Read Real Japanese Fiction presents short works by six of todays most daring and provocative Japanese writers. The spellbinding world of Hiromi Kawakami; the hair-raising horror of Otsuichi; the haunting, poignant prose of Banana Yoshimoto; even the poetic word-play of Yoko Tawada whatever a readers taste, he or she is sure to find something of interest and…

Shoji Kakuko: Japanese Core Words and Phrases: Things You Can't Find in a Dictionary

Скачать книгу (размер 662 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 131) Аннотация: Some Japanese words and phrases, even though they lie at the core of the language, forever elude the student's grasp. They are not explained satisfactorily in dictionaries or textbooks for the simple reason that they cannot be conveniently defined. Japanese Core Words and Phrases brings these recalcitrants to bay. The book is divided into two parts, each of which is arranged in alphabetical…

Kano Jigoro: Kodokan Judo

Скачать книгу (размер 1 340 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 264) Аннотация: Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published.

Kanazawa Hirokazu: Karate Fighting Techniques

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: This title teaches all the various kumite techniques, and presents a systematic approach to applied kumite that is designed to provide essential information for match-style kumite and tournament kumite.

Shioda G.: Aikido The Complete Basic Techniques

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: This book is a basic technical syllabus for the Yoshinkan system. It is actually a reformatted translation of the Japanese-language volume “Aikido Kihon-waza” from the late 1970’s. I cannot speak to the completeness of the coverage, but perhaps someone from Yoshinkan could address this. I can say that there are many exercises and basic techniques discussed at length here, along with numerous…

Ueshiba Kisshomaru: Best Aikido

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: At last, the complete and authoritative introduction to all the fundamentals of Aikido, coauthored by the two direct successors to the Founder of the martial art, Morihei Ueshiba. Coauthors Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Moriteru Ueshiba, son and grandson of the Founder, seek to carry on his legacy and to share with the millions of men and women around the world practicing Aikido today the most important…

Kamiya Taeko: Japanese for All Occasions: Mastering Speech Styles from Casual to Honorific (+ CD-ROM)

Скачать книгу (размер 1 013 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 200) Аннотация: In Japanese, register — the way you change your words according to who you are speaking with — plays a key role. The rules of register in Japanese are far more complicated than they are in English, but until now there hasn't been a book that lays it all out in an accessible format. Japanese for All Occasions is a much-needed introduction to this bewildering aspect of the language. Through 57…

Albertini Claudia: Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists

Скачать книгу (размер 891 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 176) Аннотация: Chinese contemporary art is currently enjoying a worldwide boom, fetching record-breaking prices at auction houses around the globe. The country's rapid transition from Communism to consumerism, and the dizzying changes brought about by urbanization, globalization and new technologies have created a fascinating explosion of art overwhelmingly concerned with the search for self-identity in a…

Ying-ming Hung: The Unencumbered Spirit: Reflections of a Chinese Sage

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: We know almost nothing of Hung Ying-ming, except that he lived around the end of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and that he was extraordinarily well-read and cultured. The Unencumbered Spirit is his classic work, a tour de force offering wise words distilled through the fundamental teachings of Taoism, Confucianism and Zen Buddhism. Hung's poetic prose embodies the infinite transformations of the…

Wilson W.S.: The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: The Lone Samurai is a landmark biography of Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary Japanese figure known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of The Book of Five Rings. With a compassionate yet critical eye, William Scott Wilson delves into the workings of Musashi's mind as the iconoclastic samurai wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant…

Yamaguchi Y.: Warriors of Art: A Guide to Contemporary Japanese Artists

Скачать книгу (размер 891 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 176) Аннотация: Recently the West has been inundated by a steady flow of images from manga, anime, and the video games that are a key part of todays Japanese visual culture. At the same time, Japanese contemporary artists are gaining a higher profile overseas: many Westerners are already familiar with Takashi Murakamis brightly colored, cartoonlike characters, or with Junko Mizunos grotes-cute Lolita-style…

Murakami R.: Almost Transparent Blue

Скачать книгу (размер 646 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 128) Аннотация: Almost Transparent Blue is a brutal tale of lost youth in a Japanese port town close to an American military base. Murakami?s image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a group of friends locked in a destructive cycle of sex, drugs and rock?n?roll. The novel is all but plotless, but the raw and often violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster ride through reality and hallucination, highs and…

Fujisawa S.: The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: The eight stories that comprise this collection were all written in the 1970s and 80s, yet vividly evoke early 17th-century Japan, when peace finally reigned after centuries of warfare. It was a period of upheaval and change as the rulers carved out their territories and clan politics were full of intrigue, rivalry and betrayals. The samurai were still valued for their swordsmanship, and were a…

Miyabe M.: Crossfire

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: Young, pretty Junko Aoki has an extraordinary ability she can start fires through sheer force of will. When she begins using her gift of pyrokinesis to take the law into her own hands and punish violent criminals, her executions attract the attention of two very different groups: the Guardians, a secretive vigilante organization that tries to recruit her, and the arson squad of the Tokyo…

Miyabe M.: Shadow Family

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: In Shadow Family, Miyuki Miyabe draws readers into the amorphous world of Internet chat rooms-a world of people from all walks of life attracted by the possibility of being whomever they want to be. Police investigating the murder of a middle-aged office worker discover e-mail correspondence on the victim's computer that indicates he had been a regular participant in an Internet chat room, as the…

Kawabata Y.: House of the Sleeping Beauties and other stories

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: From Japan's first Nobel laureate for literature, three superb stories exploring the interplay between erotic fantasy and reality in a loner's mind. «He was not to do anything in bad taste, the woman of the house warned old Eguchi. He was not to put his finger into the mouth of the sleeping girl, or try anything else of that sort. With his promise to abide by the rules, Eguchi begins his life as…

Albertini Claudia: Avatars and Antiheroes

Скачать книгу (размер 891 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 176) Аннотация: Chinese contemporary art is currently enjoying a worldwide boom, fetching record-breaking prices at auction houses around the globe. The country's rapid transition from Communism to consumerism, and the dizzying changes brought about by urbanization, globalization and new technologies have created a fascinating explosion of art overwhelmingly concerned with the search for self-identity in a…

Whipple Charles: Seeing Japan

Скачать книгу (размер 524 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 104) Аннотация: A gloriously illustrated introduction to Japan today. Seeing Japan showcases the best of the country today with lavish, full-color photographs and lively text. Introduced here is everything from the natural beauty of the landscape to the everpopular traditional arts and customs, as well as the high technology for which Japan is renowned the world over. The islands of Japan form a crescent…