Publisher: Tankosha, ISBN: 9784473042378, Editor: Yamamoto Seiichiro, Format: Softcover, 130x 100 mm, 144pp
Various items in traditional Japanese architecture, houses and everyday life are illustrated and explained in this little guidebook. Not just intended for the curious English reader, this guide can also help Japanese people who would like to be able to better explain the intricacies of certain things to foreigners.
A huge number of items, objects, materials, structures, decorative elements, and so on that one encounters while visiting or living in Japan, but might be too obscure or specific to remember the names, or to even imagine from the term, are included in an accessible and very informative format. For each, the Japanese name, English name, and pronunciation are accompanied by an explanation.