AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JAPANESE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND EVERYDAY THINGS
Various things related to traditional Japanese architecture and everyday life are the focus of this illustrated guide. Interestingly, it is intended not only for English readers but also Japanese people who would like to be able to better explain certain things to people from outside their country. 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.