Hector Garcia

A Geek in Japan

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For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source.
Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.
Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.
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    Mesuthas quoted3 years ago
    following table is usually found in beginning Japanese language textbooks. You can see here the original pictorial forms for kanji.
    b9356188330has quoted6 months ago
    = Shinto = The “way” of the gods = Shinto

    = Dokyo = The “way” of faith = Taoism

    = Dotoku = The “way” of virtue = Ethics

    = Dori = The “way” of logic = Reason

    = Akudo = The “way” of evil = Bad, evil

    = Doraku = The “way” of comfort = Entertainment

    = Doro = Road

    = Daido = Avenue

    = Dojo = The place of the “way” = Training hall

    = Chado = The “way” of tea = Tea ceremony

    = Bushido = The “way” of the warrior

    = Kendo = The “way” of the sword

    = Kyudo = The “way” of the bow = Archery

    = Kado = The “way” of the flower = Flower arrangement/ikebana

    = Aikido = The “way” of the union of spirit and mind

    = Judo = The “way” of flexibility

    = Tae kwon do = The “way” of stamping and punching (Korean)
    b9356188330has quoted6 months ago
    “Nou aru taka wa tsune wo kakusu”–Talented eagles hide their claws.

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