The Men in My Country Marilyn Abildskov 2004-09-01 In the early 1990s, at the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov decided she needed to start over. She accepted an offer to move from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to teach English to junior high school students. “All I knew is that I had to get away and when I stared at my name on the Japanese contract, the squiggles of katakana, my name typed in English sturdily beneath, I liked how it looked. As if it—as if I—were translated, transformed, emerging now as someone new.” The Men in My Country is the story of an American woman living and loving in Japan. Satisfied at first to observe her exotic surroundings, the woman falls in love with the place, with the light, with the curve of a river, with the smell of bonfires during obon, with blue and white porcelain dishes, with pencil boxes, and with small origami birds. Later, struggling for a deeper connection—“I wanted the country under my skin”—Abildskov meets the three men who will be part of her transformation and the one man with whom she will fall deeply in love. A travel memoir offering an artful depiction of a very real place, The Men in My Country also covers the terrain of a complex emotional journey, tracing a geography of the heart, showing how we move to be moved, how in losing ourselves in a foreign place we can become dangerously—and gloriously—undone.
Harper's Round Table 1899
When the Cherry Blossoms Fell Jennifer Maruno 2009-04-15 Short-listed for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award and for the 2011 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award Nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa bids her father good-bye before her birthday celebration. She doesn’t know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train to the interior of British Columbia. Even though her aunt Sadie jokes about it, they have truly reached the "Land of No". There are no paved roads, no streetlights and not streetcars. The house in which they are to live is dirty and drafty. At school Michiko learns the truth of her situation. She must face local prejudice, the worst winter in forty years and her first Christmas without her father.
The Recovering Sorority Girls' Guide to a Year's Worth of Perfect Parties Kristina "Morgan" Rose 2013-07-16 Remember the last good party you attended? No, not the office mixer where the chips were served from the bag, you had to mix your own drink, and the conversational topic was the latest child-rearing theory. No, the last good party you attended, the one where there was a theme with real food and yummy drinks and decorations to match and people actually talked to you. That's the kind of party we are talking about. And sadly, that's the kind of party that is harder and harder to find-until now. Sorority sisters Kristina "Morgan" Rose and Deandra "Brooksie" Brooks are here with step-by-step party plans, including themes and concepts, decoration designs, menus and recipes, signature cocktails, and tips to make your event the party that everyone's talking about. With "A Word About" specific issues such as how much alcohol to buy per guest, and humorous quizzes, rants, and Top Ten lists, the only thing more fun than this book is the party you'll be inspired to throw because of it.
On the Laws of Japanese Painting Henry P. Bowie 1911 Henry Pike Bowie was a connoisseur of Japanese art, language and culture. After visiting Japan in the early 1880s, he had a Japanese garden created at his home in California. Today the garden remains the largest privately owned Japanese garden in the United States. Bowie devoted his life to the study of Japanese culture and published this collection of essays on Japanese painting in 1911.
Primary Education 1913
Urushi Norman S. Brommelle 1988 An in-depth examination of the Far Eastern lacquerware known as urushi, this book considers the art historical and scientific viewpoints and presents the priorities for urushi’s preservation and conservation. These are the proceedings of the Urushi Study Group meeting held in Japan.
Cook Japan, Stay Slim, Live Longer Reiko Hashimoto 2017-01-12 Debunking the myths surrounding the complexity and accessibility of Japanese food, Reiko Hashimoto's new book is packed full of delicious dishes for a sustainable, slimming diet and long healthy lifestyle. The benefits of the Japanese diet are explored in detail – for example slim physique, stable blood sugar, increased joint flexibility and a longer lifespan – followed by an introduction to key Japanese fresh and store cupboard essentials. With easy to follow instructions, the 100–120 recipes found in this book vary from basics to the more technically complex, perfect for all those wishing to perfect the art of Japanese home cooking. Brand new photography will accompany the majority of the recipes, and menu plans will be provided to allow the reader to plan for dinner parties and special occasions. Nutritional details give context to the recipes and allow those following 5:2 or a calorie-based diet to enjoy the recipes. With Japanese food so enjoyed in restaurants, from high-end gourmet to mid-price sushi and takeaways, this is the perfect book for home cooks.
Japanese Works of Art Sotheby's (Firm) 1987
Make, Bake & Celebrate! Annie Rigg 2014-02-21 Queen of cakes, Annie Rigg knows how to celebrate. This step-by-step book will inspire you to create something special, no matter how new you are to cake decorating. Most of the cake recipes in the book are adapted from one of The Basics where you'll also find frostings and decorating techniques. The chapter For Birthdays will tick all the boxes, from a pretty Meringue Tower to the German Chocolate Cake. If you've always wanted to make your own cake For Kids but have never had the confidence, Annie's step-by-step Chocolate Polka-dot Cake will persuade you to try. Mother's day, Father's day, baby showers, weddings and Valentine's day - all occasions For Someone Special. A special day deserves a special wedding cake, and the three-tiered chocolate cake embellished with storebought French macarons looks so impressive. Everyone needs inspiration For the Holidays, such as a Stack of Stars for Christmas. Annie's simple ideas and step-by-step photos will encourage you to make, bake and celebrate today.Annie Rigg is an experienced freelance food stylist and writer. She has worked on numerous books and best-selling magazines, such as Sainsbury's Magazine, Olive, Delicious, Country Living and Good Food Magazine. She has worked with a number of top chefs, and used to cook for world-famous singers and bands on tour, including Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones.
The Best of Paper Crafts Magazine Paper Crafts Magazine 2010 Features projects that transform paper into handmade cards and decorative pieces for entertaining, holidays, and the home.
Splash of Color with Cherry Blossom Berry 2014-07-29 Enter the world of Berry Sweets where oddly colorful folk much like yourself reside, leading ordinary, sometimes extraordinary lives. And in the busy little town of Sugar Valley, the Chiffon family seems to be leading a sugary sweet life. All Cherry Blossom Chiffon ever wanted was to feel part of the family. Growing up with pink-and-white brothers, sisters, and parents, purple Cherry is constantly reminded of how different she is from the rest of the pink-and-white perfection of her family. Despite being constantly tormented by her sisters and big brother since she was small, Cherry knows deep in her heart that someday she will find her place. One day, Cherry learned the truth about her family’s past. With the truth exposed, Cherry finds some answers but also finds more questions. As Cherry tries to accept the past, live the present, and hope for the best for her future, life takes more unexpected twists. How will a purple ever fit within pink walls?
Cherry Blossom Baseball Jennifer Maruno 2015-12-05 After her family is forced to move by Canada’s racist wartime policies, Michiko is the only Japanese kid at school. One nice thing is that she’s a hit at the local baseball tryouts. There’s just one problem: everyone thinks she’s a boy. What is she to do when they find her out — do as she’s told and quit, or pitch like never before?
Normal Instructor and Primary Plans 1918
Japanese Traditions Setsu Broderick 2013-08-20 Packed with colorful illustrations and fun facts about Japanese culture, celebrations, language and history, this multicultural children's books will delight children and parents alike! A wonderful look at Japanese culture and family life, Japanese Traditions is an intricately illustrated romp through the childhood reminiscences of author/illustrator Setsu Broderick. Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, Japanese Traditions displays seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon (Festival of the Souls), O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and preparing for the New Year. While enjoying the charming illustrations of a family of Japanese cats, the author shares her warm childhood memories of many Japanese customs, such as gathering around the kotatsu (heated table) to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres and hanging handmade teru-teru-bozu (fine-weather) dolls out the window to stop the rain. There are also many traditional Japanese foods, toys, games and celebrations taught through the illustrations. All in all, Japanese Traditions provides a magical feast for children of all ages.
Chuck and Blanche Johnson's Savor Michigan Cookbook Chuck Johnson 2007 More than 140 recipes from Michigan's finest restaurants, packaged with historical photos and information, showcase the best the region has to offer for foodies and armchair travelers alike.
The Paper Florist Suzi Mclaughlin 2019-02-25 Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpensive materials. Suzi McLaughlin's step-by-step tutorials cover a beautiful array of flowers including bluebells, peonies, poppies, cherry blossom and more, and will teach everything you need to know. Make delicate lifelike flowers, or let your imagination run wild and use Suzi's techniques to create playful hybrids. Adorn your home with colour and style with just a few simple steps. The flowers are accompanied by templates for every shape used in the book, as well as instructions on how to display your creations to their full potential. Whether you want to make a gloriously blousy bouquet, a bejewelled cherry blossom branch or an impressive floral centrepiece, this book is sure to delight and inspire.
Good Housekeeping 1903
Jan Brett Literature Activities--The Valentine Bears Kimberly Suzan Byrd 2015-03-01 These quick, engaging activities help students enjoy the vibrant, authentic literature of Jan Brett. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities are provided for a comprehensive study of The Valentine Bears.
The Complete Photo Guide to Paper Crafts 2009 "Techniques and projects in step-by-step format for all kinds of paper crafts"--Provided by publisher.
Practical Origami Shufu-no-Tomo 2012-05-01 With Practical Origami a world of simple useful designs await. With little more than some paper and your hands colorful sheets are transformed into everyday necessities such as stationary, packaging, toys and even kitchen utensils. You can impress your friends with origami-inspired wallets, table settings, and envelopes that pop up, fan out, and even hold hidden goodies. With a few basic techniques under your belt and the endless opportunities that paper offers, Practical Origami's projects will teach you the fundamentals of origami as you create playful animals and other designs perfect for greeting cards, jewelry, and more. The possibilities for using origami in design are limitless. Some applications take advantage of the richness of the folds that have a depth all their own. In addition to explaining the three very simple steps of the technique, the authors show how even novice folders can create breathtaking works of paper craft, as well as accessories and home furnishings incorporating these three-dimensional embellishments. Sweets Box Deli Box Lunch Box Cutlery Case Handbag Japanese Chopstick Holder Rabbit-shaped Chopstick Rest Hat-shaped Chopstick Rest Crane-shaped Chopstick Holder Cherry Blossom Dish Crane-shaped Place-mat Pepper Shaker Heart-shaped Napkin Ring Card Stand Photo Frame CD Cases Wallets Business Card Case Pencil Box
Helpful Hints for the Rural Teacher Laura Livingstone Bassett 1924
The Cherry Blossom 3-Book Bundle Jennifer Maruno 2015-12-05 Short-listed for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award and for the 2011 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (When the Cherry Blossoms Fell) This special bundle contains all of Jennifer Maruno’s Cherry Blossom novels about the internment of Japanese-Canadians, viewed through the eyes of nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa. Includes: When the Cherry Blossoms Fell Nine-year-old Michiko bids her father goodbye. She doesn’t know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train to the interior of B.C. She must face local prejudice, the worst winter in forty years, and her first Christmas without her father. Cherry Blossom Winter After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ten-year-old Michiko’s family’s possessions are confiscated and they are sent to a small community. After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better. Baseball fever hits town, and when Michiko challenges the adults to a game with her class, the whole town turns out. Cherry Blossom Baseball — NEW! After her family is forced to move by Canada’s racist wartime policies, Michiko is the only Japanese kid at school. One nice thing is that she’s a hit at the local baseball tryouts. There’s just one problem: everyone thinks she’s a boy. What is she to do when they find her out — do as she’s told and quit, or pitch like never before? “Maruno brings to life this tragic part of Canadian history while showing that, among the poverty and loss experienced by the internees, strong communities were still able to grow.” — Quill & Quire
Japanese Kimono Paper Dolls Ming-Ju Sun 1986 Embodying an intricate blend of pattern and color, texture and composition, the Japanese kimono is a stunning garment with origins dating back to the Nara period (645?794). Its history is rich in tradition, culture, and art. Drawing her inspiration from the 18th- and 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints by such masters as Utamaro and Hiroshige, designer and fashion historian Ming-ju Sun has created this exotic collection of 26 exquisite costumes with two charming Japanese dolls to model them. The kimonos display a broad range of lovely fabrics ? from simple, practical cottons to luxurious silks and satins ? and a variety of traditional decorative elements ? geometrics, florals, stripes, checks, plaids, animals, landscapes, Japanese characters, and circular crests. All are sensitively illustrated with clean line and lush color in the style of Japanese woodcuts. This entertaining and educational paper doll collection will be a favorite with children and collectors. As a full-color survey of the Japanese kimono as an art form, the volume will be valued by costume designers, students of the history of fashion, and the many people fascinated by Japanese art and culture.
続・日本の意匠: 春 1995
Cherry Blossom Winter Jennifer Maruno 2012-09-01 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10-year-old Michiko's family’s possessions are confiscated and they are sent to a small community. After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better. Baseball fever hits town, and when Michiko challenges the adults to a game with her class, the whole town turns out.
Urushi N. S. Brommelle 1988-12-01 An in-depth examination of the Far Eastern lacquerware known as urushi, this book considers the art historical and scientific viewpoints and presents the priorities for urushi’s preservation and conservation. These are the proceedings of the Urushi Study Group meeting held in Japan.
Washington, D.C. Terry Allan Hicks 2016-07-15 Explore the geography, climate, history, people, government, and economy of the District of Columbia. The third edition of this popular series provides lists of key people, sites, monuments, neighborhoods, plants and animals, political figures, industries, and events in the Nations Capital.
Kawaii Origami Chrissy Pushkin 2019-04-02 Kawaii Origami book and paper pack has everything you need to make your very own Kawaii origami creations—from an origami ice cream cone to an origami cactus! Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, Chrissy Pushkin. After a tutorial on basic folds, use the included origami paper to create these adorable, easy-to-follow projects: Masu Box, Lucky Stars, Kawaii Envelopes, Water Balloon, Tea Bag, Tea Bag Envelopes, Love Knots, Dustpan & Scoop, Rectangular Masu Box, Cute Purse, Woven Bracelet, Woven Bookmark, Cat & Dog Hearts, Cactus, Round Pot, Bento Box, Mini Trash Bin, Mini Drawer, Stationery Boxes, Ice Cream, Sushi Roll Boxes, Nigiri Sushi Boxes, Flower Bowl, Star Bowl, and Twinkle Star. With this instructional book and included papers, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time!
Harper's Bazaar 1904
Adaptively Radiant Joseph E. Henning 2019-06-04 "The mix of traditional Japanese and Hawaiian folklore with some contemporary sci-fi and fantasy elements makes for a fresh and distinctive read." ―Kirkus Reviews Adaptively Radiant is a fast paced, adventure packed supernatural story of discovery and exploration that blends aspects of culture and mythology into a modern fairy-tale. While on a summer vacation in Japan, Justin Toshi Blackwood attends a birthday party for his cousin Kaito and begins to bond with estranged relatives. The two young men share a great-grandfather and soon realize they have each inherited a mysterious family heirloom with one receiving a folding knife and the other a pocket watch. After discovering that the knife opens a secret compartment in the old watch containing a tiny hidden map, they hike out it into the forest along a riverbed to locate a jar containing the Nine Stones. Each grayish-blue river rock has an animal engraved on one side and a location etched in kanji on the other. So begins an exciting, Pacific-leaping scavenger hunt where the cousins must collaborate their efforts during nine supernatural encounters and recover remarkable objects of grand significance. Along the way, they unite with Justin's loyal sister Melia and new friend Yori as the four companions try to unlock a magical family secret. Will they survive the perilous journey and unravel the mystery?
Just One Cookbook Namiko Chen 2021
New Directions in Metal Clay CeCe Wire 2009 Projects: embossed bolo, bead transformation, simple stud earrings, spiral galaxy, domino theory, hollow bead earrings, bauhaus bold, bead ring, cherry blossoms in spring, a day at the beach bracelet, bejeweled pendant, falling leaves, bamboo garden, autumn dragonfly, child's cuff bracelet, golden ivy, stacked ring set, forged link necklace, simple and elegant linked bracelet, gold and cubic zirconia ring, silver twig pin, patience in a square, lunar phase ring, garnet and silver necklace, kum boo fan brooch.
The Good Housekeeping Hostess Good Housekeeping Institute 2003-04 Relive a time of grace and elegance with this facsimile edition of Good Housekeeping's 1904 hostess manual. With all the original illustrations, it is far more than just a charming door into the past. Thoughtful behavior has never gone out of style, and the advice on everything from organizing a formal event to celebrating a wedding anniversary to writing sympathy cards will prove useful. And, of course, no magazine equals Good Housekeeping for offering scrumptious recipes and original entertaining suggestions. Here are complete menus, seating plans, decorating ideas, and games for a wide variety of social gatherings and parties: weddings and christenings; a children's Winter Picnic to enjoy indoors; a Curiosity Tea (where guests bring a "curiosity"); a Hayseed Carnival (with wedges of apple pie, milk, doughnuts, cider, and gingerbread), and many other holiday festivities. With this guide at your side, you'll be the hostess with the mostest!
The Cherry Blossom 2-Book Bundle Jennifer Maruno 2014-02-06 Sent to a small interior BC community during the Second World War, through hardship Japanese Canadian girl Michiko adapts to a new way of life and gains a new appreciation of her family and culture.
April Activities Lee Ellen Ehorn 1995-09-01 Our April activity book has been prepared to help teachers of lower elementary grades present good nutrition. Sound nutrition, as well as beneficial health habits such as sufficient rest and adequate exercise are encouraged. Upon completion of this unit, each child should be able to identify the five food groups, and plan simple nutritional meals. The study of different foods also presents children with the opportunity for language experiences in classifying. Also included are holiday stories about April Fool's Day and Easter.
Out West Charles Fletcher Lummis 1911 Contains monthly column of the Sequoya League.
Paper Crafts Workshop Marie Browning 2007 A beginner's guide to a variety of popular paper crafts offers step-by-step instruction in the arts of quilling, collage, tole, femmage, papier-mâché, chicari, and parchment crafting, accompanied by essays on a history of each craft, a guide to modern tools and materials, and more than forty colorful projects, with patterns.
The Great British Bake Off: A Bake for all Seasons The The Bake Off Team 2021-09-30 A Bake for All Seasons is The Great British Bake Off's ode to Nature, packed with timely bakes lovingly created to showcase seasonal ingredients and draw inspiration from the changing moods and events of the year. Whether you're looking to make the best of asparagus in spring, your prize strawberries in summer, pumpkin in autumn or blood oranges in winter, these recipes - from Prue, Paul, the Bake Off team and the 2021 bakers themselves - offer insight and inspiration throughout the year. From celebration cakes to traybakes, loaf cakes, and breads to pies, tarts and pastries, this book shows you how to make the very best of what each season has to offer.