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The Resource Japanland : a year in search of wa, Karin Muller

Japanland : a year in search of wa, Karin Muller

Label
Japanland : a year in search of wa
Title
Japanland
Title remainder
a year in search of wa
Statement of responsibility
Karin Muller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Documentary filmmaker Muller committed to living in Japan for a year in order to deepen her appreciation for Eastern ideals. What she's after--more than understanding tea-serving etiquette or the historical importance of the shogun--is wa: a transcendent state of harmony, of flow, of being in the zone. With only her Western perspective to guide her, though, she discovers in sometimes awkward, sometimes funny interactions just how maddeningly complicated it is to be Japanese. Beginning with a strict code of conduct enforced by her impeccably proper host mother, Muller is initiated in the centuries-old customs that direct everyday interactions and underlie the principles of the sumo, the geisha, Buddhist monks, and now the workaholic, career-track salaryman. At the same time, she observes the relatively decadent behavior of the fast-living youth generation, the so-called New Human Beings, who threaten to ignore the old ways altogether.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Müller, Karin
Dewey number
306/.0952
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS822.5
LC item number
.M8 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Japan
Label
Japanland : a year in search of wa, Karin Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm60453903
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9781594862236
Lccn
2005014286
Other control number
9781594862236
Label
Japanland : a year in search of wa, Karin Muller
Publication
Control code
ocm60453903
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9781594862236
Lccn
2005014286
Other control number
9781594862236

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