Japanese Culture

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For those who appreciate Japanese culture, arts, and language. If you'd like to swap information on books about Japan, please do!

My own enthusiasms include the Way of Tea (a.k.a. Chanoyu or "tea ceremony"), kimono, incense, tetsubin collecting, Japanese design, and language study - but all interests are welcome. Please pull up a zabuton and share what you love about Japan.

By the way, I'm accepting nominations for a better picture! I'm using this one for now because I actually took the photo (therefore, no copyright issues). If anyone would like to suggest something else, I'm all mimi.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
movies for studying Japanese language4 unread / 4susieimage, July 2017
Precarious Japan3 unread / 3susieimage, July 2017
The Tale of Genji13 unread / 13xiaolin, December 2014
Yuzu Nembutsu sect of Pure Land Buddhism?1 unread / 1Caco_Velho, February 2013
[Ningen no jōken] 人間の條件4 unread / 4tros, July 2012
Koakuma Ageha Magazine2 unread / 2dcozy, March 2012
Japan and Christianity19 unread / 19EustaciaTan, February 2012
Minamata Disease1 unread / 1EustaciaTan, January 2012
Japanese Self-Instruction27 unread / 27roulette.russe, December 2011
Japanese Mythology / Bakeneko9 unread / 9Fogies, November 2011
Crazy for Kanji opinions?1 unread / 1EustaciaTan, October 2011
Very Interesting Reference Site1 unread / 1marq, September 2011
magick in japanese literature2 unread / 2Fogies, September 2011
Japanese Language Meet-up Groups1 unread / 1susieimage, August 2011
After School Nightmare11 unread / 11C4RO, June 2011
Hikikomori19 unread / 19ACGalaga, June 2011
"Bad" Girls of Japan1 unread / 1susieimage, June 2011
Antique and vintage Japanese photographs14 unread / 14susieimage, June 2011
tsunami stone8 unread / 8Yamanekotei, June 2011
Haruki Murakami16 unread / 16dcozy, June 2011
butoh6 unread / 6lilisin, June 2011
Reggae 4 Japan Concert1 unread / 1susieimage, June 2011
Donald Keene has retired.5 unread / 5yomisugi, May 2011
"Learning to Bow"3 unread / 3susieimage, April 2011
tea ceremony3 unread / 3Rood, March 2011
2011 Sendai Earthquake1 unread / 1Cecrow, March 2011
Manga12 unread / 12susieimage, March 2011
Favorite 20th century Japanese novel2 unread / 2ACGalaga, March 2011
The book arrived!3 unread / 3susieimage, March 2011
Nihongo15 unread / 15ACGalaga, March 2011
Reggae in Japan1 unread / 1susieimage, March 2011
Japanese Mythology13 unread / 13PhoenixTerran, January 2011
Dead forum? Beginning readers advice & a question14 unread / 14amysisson, October 2010
Bento Box/Japanese Lunch box3 unread / 3soniaandree, October 2010
Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution2 unread / 2Cecrow, July 2010
Has anyone read?1 unread / 1MarkAlexander, June 2010
Amélie Nothomb... What do you think of her views concerning Japan?11 unread / 11lilisin, February 2010
"1Q84" by Murakami ... readers' comments wanted...4 unread / 4proximity1, February 2010
Woman in the Dunes3 unread / 3doogiewray, February 2010
Peter Carey's "Wrong About Japan"6 unread / 6keigu, February 2010
"amae"3 unread / 3keigu, February 2010
Manga12 unread / 12keigu, February 2010
History of Japan, Overview9 unread / 9keigu, February 2010
[[Nagai Kafû]] - Geisha in Rivalry5 unread / 5keigu, February 2010
ikkyu2 unread / 2keigu, February 2010
Japanese Music anyone?13 unread / 13keigu, February 2010
What do you love most about Japan?37 unread / 37keigu, December 2009
What got you interested in Japanese culture?20 unread / 20C4RO, December 2009
Jun Ichikawa film - How To Become Myself3 unread / 3wandering_star, November 2009
Shogun / Samurai William5 unread / 5nobooksnolife, October 2009
POCKY29 unread / 29Ferdinand_, October 2009
Heian Japan and Poetic Diaries6 unread / 6IreneF, September 2009
an aspect of otaku culture2 unread / 2Cecrow, September 2009
Learning Japanese books wanted, and Manga on bookmooch1 unread / 1GreyGhost, August 2009
Various quirks, ironies, eccentricities, and contradictions of life in Japan (at least from the eyes7 unread / 7Chris469, June 2009
Japanese Culture Message Board56 unread / 56keigu, June 2009
Starting to read Japanese fiction, need pointers20 unread / 20unorna, June 2009
Japanese for Finishers10 unread / 10keigu, June 2009
A great blog1 unread / 1rl203, November 2008
Japanese Art Forms (anime, manga, music, food, etc.)4 unread / 4NicoleN, October 2008
The Cannery Boat by Takiji Kobayashi16 unread / 16Teacup_, September 2008
Graduating from Manga5 unread / 5mene, August 2008
Floating World in Japanese Fiction - I have a duplicate. Anyone want it?6 unread / 6sadxboyx28, June 2008
wa tashi wa...10 unread / 10Lodhi, February 2008
Onmyoji2 unread / 2MMcM, January 2008
Japan for beginners14 unread / 14twacorbies, December 2007
japanese tutors?3 unread / 3ibudonna, December 2007
Japanese Cultural Narratives15 unread / 15WendyTokunaga, December 2007
Japanese language for kids----help!!4 unread / 4skoobdo, November 2007
Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema3 unread / 3existanai, October 2007
Japanese Literature24 unread / 24gscottmoore, September 2007
Five Centuries of Japanese Kimono - I have a duplicate. Anyone want it?4 unread / 4lilithcat, August 2007
Is "Train Man" really a true story?2 unread / 2Furu, August 2007
Disappearing Japanese covers from inventory2 unread / 2fleubis, July 2007
Japan ISBN - English translation of information3 unread / 3troop683, June 2007
Searching for books in Japanese19 unread / 19keigu, March 2007
Books in English with Japanese in Them1 unread / 1keigu, February 2007
studying LT members' use of tags1 unread / 1circadia, November 2006
Request to fix the Amazon Japan "ISBN bug"6 unread / 6chamekke, October 2006
Chadou, the Way of Tea1 unread / 1chamekke, September 2006
Looking for a forgotten book2 unread / 2chamekke, September 2006
Corrupted Japanese characters ... a fix is on the way!5 unread / 5chamekke, August 2006
Help! I can't see anyone else's topic3 unread / 3chamekke, August 2006
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