Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre Samuel L. Leiter 2014-10-30 This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to: a chronology; introductory essay; appendixes; an extensive bibliography; over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important terms; brief biographies of the leading artists and writers; and plot summaries of significant plays.
Tuttle Concise Japanese Dictionary Samuel E. Martin 2013-02-05 Every serious student of Japanese needs a reliable and user–friendly dictionary in their collection. Tuttle Concise Japanese Dictionary, now with 30% more content, is a completely updated dictionary designed for students and business people who are living in Japan and using the Japanese language on a daily basis. Its greatest advantage is that it contains recent idiomatic expressions which have become popular in the past several years and which are not found in other competing dictionaries. The dictionary has been fully updated with the addition of recent vocabulary relating to computers, mobile phones, social media and the Internet. Other special features that set this dictionary apart include: Over 25,000 words and expressions including idioms and slang. User-friendly layout with main entries in color. Complete Japanese–English and English–Japanese sections. Romanized forms and the Japanese script are given for all Japanese words. A guide to pronunciation helps the user to pronounce Japanese words correctly. Different senses of each word are distinguished by multiple definitions.
These Fists Break Bricks Grady Hendrix 2021-09-15 When a major Hollywood studio released Five Fingers of Death to thrill-seeking Times Square moviegoers on March 21, 1973, only a handful of Black and Asian American audience members knew the difference between an Iron Fist and an Eagle's Claw. That changed overnight as kung fu movies kicked off a craze that would earn millions at the box office, send TV ratings soaring, sell hundreds of thousands of video tapes, influence the birth of hip hop, reshape the style of action we see in movies today, and introduce America to some of the biggest non-white stars to ever hit motion picture screens. This lavishly illustrated book tells the bone-blasting, spine-shattering story of how these films of fury -- spawned in anti-colonial protests on the streets of Hong Kong -- came to America and raised hell for 15 years before greed, infomercials, and racist fearmongering shut them down. You'll meet Japanese judo coaches battling American wrestlers in backwoods MMA bouts at county fairs, black teenagers with razor sharp kung fu skills heading to Hong Kong to star in movies shot super fast so they can make it back to the States in time to start 10th grade, and Puerto Rican karate coaches making their way in this world with nothing but their own two fists. It's about an 11-year-old boy who not only created the first fan edit but somehow turned it into a worldwide moneymaker, CIA agents secretly funding a karate movie, the New York Times fabricating a fear campaign about black "karate gangs" out to kill white people, the history of black martial arts in America ("Why does judo or karate suddenly get so ominous because black men study it?," wondered Malcolm X), the death of Bruce Lee and the onslaught of imitators that followed, and how a fight that started in Japanese internment camps during World War II ended in a ninja movie some 40 years later. It's a battle for recognition and respect that started a long, long time ago and continues today in movies like The Matrix, Kill Bill, and Black Panther and here, for the first time, is the full uncensored story.
Japanese Woodblock Prints Andreas Marks 2012-03-13 Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the famous ukiyo-e artists, along with over 500 full-color prints. Unlike previous examinations of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints includes detailed histories of the publishers of woodblock prints—who were often the driving force determining which prints, and therefore which artists, would make it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success. Invaluable as a guide for ukiyo-e enthusiasts looking for detailed information about their favorite Japanese woodblock print artists and prints, it is also an ideal introduction for newcomers to the world of the woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated book will be a valued addition to the libraries of scholars, as well as the general art enthusiast.
Ōsaka Archaeology Richard Pearson 2016-05-31 Ōsaka, now a city of 19 million inhabitants, was the economic powerhouse of Japan for two thousand years and remains an important international center. In an unusual archaeological treatment of regional long-term history, Richard Pearson proposes that a kind of entrepreneurial mentality motivated leaders to expand the economy through projects of all kinds. He summarizes results of decades of Japanese intensive archaeological study of these projects and introduces some local museums conserving and interpreting cultural heritage in the face of overwhelming urbanization. The Ōsaka Plain was the scene of vigorous Palaeolithic and Jōmon hunting and gathering communities and large agricultural villages during the Yayoi Period, and was the political center of Japan for parts of the Kofun, Asuka and Nara Periods. In the 5th century AD some of the largest burial mounds in the world were built there. Later it was an area of rich and powerful manors in the Heian and Kamakura Periods. At the end of the Chūsei (Mediaeval) Period, the city of Sakai emerged as the financial center of Japan. and Ōsaka Castle briefly dominated the region. Working in tandem with the adjacent Nara and Kyōto Basins, Ōsaka was a center of innovation and economic, social, and cultural exchange between the Japanese Islands and coastal Asia.
Encyclopaedia of Asian civilizations Louis Frédéric 1984
Black Wade Franze 2013-10-01 Dreaded pirate Black Wade has a cruel mind and an explosive sexuality. His mercilessness is legendary, but it wavers when he encounters the young and warmhearted English officer Jack Wilkins. These two absolutely different men are prisoners to their fate. Overwhelmed by their passion, they unite in a fight for freedom and love.
From the New World, Volume 3 Yusuke Kishi 2014-03-04 Saki and friends finally learn many of the troubling secrets of their brave new world. Whether the harsh facts can be altered or not is another matter altogether.
Naruto, Vol. 10 Masashi Kishimoto 2011-01-25 With only a few matches left to be fought in the preliminaries to the third portion of the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams, the highly anticipated bout between mysterious Sand ninja Gaara and intense, earnest Konoha ninja Rock Lee begins. Will Gaara’s bloodlust and his strange powers of sand manipulation be too much for Lee to handle? Or could Lee prove that dedication and an amazing work ethic are enough to make him a splendid ninja? -- VIZ Media
Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana Kenneth G. Henshall 2013-12-20 Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.
A Text-book of Colloquial Japanese Rudolf Lange 1907
The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha Mikael S. Adolphson 2007-02-28 Japan’s monastic warriors have fared poorly in comparison to the samurai, both in terms of historical reputation and representations in popular culture. Often maligned and criticized for their involvement in politics and other secular matters, they have been seen as figures separate from the larger military class. However, as Mikael Adolphson reveals in his comprehensive and authoritative examination of the social origins of the monastic forces, political conditions, and warfare practices of the Heian (794–1185) and Kamakura (1185–1333) eras, these "monk-warriors"(sôhei) were in reality inseparable from the warrior class. Their negative image, Adolphson argues, is a construct that grew out of artistic sources critical of the established temples from the fourteenth century on. In deconstructing the sôhei image and looking for clues as to the characteristics, role, and meaning of the monastic forces, The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha highlights the importance of historical circumstances; it also points to the fallacies of allowing later, especially modern, notions of religion to exert undue influence on interpretations of the past. It further suggests that, rather than constituting a separate category of violence, religious violence needs to be understood in its political, social, military, and ideological contexts.
My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis—The Official Character Guide Kohei Horikoshi 2021-11-02 The secrets of the smash-hit series My Hero Academia are revealed! My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis—The Official Character Guide is jam-packed with all the profiles, stats, and trivia about your favorite heroes—plus a color art gallery, sketches, and a team-up discussion featuring My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi in conversation with Bleach creator Tite Kubo! -- VIZ Media
GURPS Martial Arts C. J. Carella 1996-02-01 -- A "sleeper" worldbook that has just continued to sell and sell. -- Martial arts are applicable to every sort of campaign...fantasy, SF, or modern! -- Detailed discussions of over 50 different fighting styles.
Japanese Names and How to Read Them H. Inada 2013-12-16 Long established as the standard reference tool for the identification of Japanese names on works of art, and is therefore essential for collectors, galleries, auction-houses, restorers and students. A reprint of the first (1923) edition.
The Young Protectors Alex Woolfson 2015-02-01 Evil can be seductive...Kyle--a closeted, teen superhero who can control fire--has finally summoned up the courage to enter a local gay bar. It's his very first step towards accepting himself. Unfortunately for him, his very next step out of the bar places him face-to-face with The Annihilator, "the most dangerous supervillain in the world." And the price that The Annihilator demands to keep Kyle's secret will lead Kyle down a path fraught with danger, adventure and unexpected romance. It's a path that will force Kyle to question what it really means to be a hero and will ultimately thrust him and his young teammates into an epic conflict against vastly superior foes.The Young Protectors: Engaging the Enemy is a multi-chapter superhero comic with explosive action, sly comedy, tender romance and powerful drama that both women and men will enjoy.
YO-KAI WATCH, Vol. 16 Noriyuki Konishi 2021-01-12 Nate returns with a totally different Yo-kai Watch and the amazing Yo-kai Keystones! Get ready to meet a whole bunch of bizarre new Yo-kai! -- VIZ Media
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.
Legend in Japanese Art Henri L. Joly 1908
Sweet Boy Seru 2017-08-22 Keiji is the type of guy who takes on life as a game. He's not afraid to try new things and experiment. This happy-go-lucky lifestyle sometimes gets him into trouble, but who cares? You're only young once.Until one day, one unlucky mistake has led him to the emergency room. Embarrassed with his current "situation", he stumbles upon a young and sexy doctor, Axel, to help him out. What is this "situation"? And is this the start of Keiji's spring time? I guess you have to read and find out!
Colt Brevete Revolvers Roy Martin Marcot 2011
The Red Treasure Gabor Kiraly 2014-04-01 A great story of romance, adventure, love, endurance, danger and greed! Starting in 1917, the world changed. The 'good-ol-days', the Golden era disappeared forever. Practically no one could fathom what kind of changes, struggle, desperation, mass-starvation, horror, terror, wars and death the Russian revolution will bring with it, within and outside of the largest country of the world. This is the time when Colonel Simonov, an officer of the communist Red Army got the order: practicing the utmost secrecy, hide the confiscated riches of the entire murdered Romanovs, the family of the tsar, Nicholas II., together with all the stolen, commandeered gold, silver, precious stones collected from the rich Russian aristocracy and noble families as well as from the churches all over the giant country. He obeys the order, the treasure is hidden. He only tells about his mission to his wife, who can't be found by the authorities. The estimated twenty truckload of treasure disappears somewhere in Siberia. No one comes back from the expedition, colonel Simonov himself dies in an accident. It takes the next nearly hundred years, to put clues together, and risk lives again, to find the treasure. A real old school adventure story seasoned with romance, love.
Young Men and Masculinities in Japanese Media Ronald Saladin 2019-12-07 This book provides an in-depth investigation of two Japanese men's magazines, ChokiChoki and Men's egg, analysed as representative examples of the genre of Japanese lifestyle magazines for young men. Employing both qualitative and quantitative content analysis, focusing on topics ranging from everyday life activities up to partnerships and sexuality, it examines how these magazines discursively renegotiate norms of Japanese masculinity. By scrutinizing the way these magazines convey ideas of gendered behavior within different contexts, the book demonstrates how Japanese lifestyle magazines discursively create new ideas of gender and masculinities in particular. It argues that hegemonic gender norms of Japan's society are both altered and reconstructed at the same time and that while altering parts of the gendered habitus in order to adjust to changing social circumstances and perceptions of gender, magazines (un)consciously reproduce core values of the hegemonic gender regime and thus revalidate them as legitimate. A key read for scholars and students of contemporary Japan, Japanese studies, gender studies, and anyone interested in Japanese popular culture and media, this book provides new insights into a segment of the Japanese media market that has received little scholarly attention.
Radio Navigational Aids 2002
Classical Fighting Arts of Japan Serge Mol 2001 The fierceness of the Japanese warrior and his fighting arts has fascinated Westerners since Europeans first came into contact with Japan more than 450 years ago. Classical Fighting Arts of Japan: A Complete Guide to Koryu Jujutsu is the first comprehensive English-language book on traditional jujutsu. Author Serge Mol-working almost exclusively from original Japanese source materials-vividly outlines the history of the close-quarter fighting methods that warriors developed not only to prove themselves on the battlefield and in daily life, but also to the constantly ready to defend their feudal lords. A great number of jujutsu styles and techniques-armed and unarmed-have existed over the centuries, and many of the classical weapon schools also instructed in the use of jujutsu. The Classical Fighting Arts of Japan expertly guides readers through the rise and development of many of the major schools. The classical martial arts as practiced in the ancient ryuha were deeply interwoven. For this reason, this definitive guide to koryu jujutsu will not only be invaluable to practioners of traditional and modern jujutsu, but will be of great interest to enthusiasts of modern budo such as judo, aikido, kendo, and iaido. Mol explores the historical and cultural factors that helped shape jujutsu and the martial arts in general. He offers a detailed look at individual jujutsu ryuha, giving details on the school's history (where possible including illustrations of their founders and photos of ancient manuscripts). This book is richly illustrated with numerous photographs of rare documents and with many photos of exponents demonstration techniques, many of which have never before been shown outside Japan. In addition to his extensive research in original source material, Mol had regular access in conversation, over the course of years, to the insights of the grandmasters of several of the most important jujutsu schools that remain active today. Classical Fighting Arts of Japan will be a welcome addition to the personal collection of every serious student of Japanese martial arts.
Japan Volume 1
Midnightman Icemanblue 2010 Yeah! Midnightman has all the advantages comic hero needs: He's good looking, muscular and has quite a bulge in his pants. By the way: He's never tired of adventures and happens to stumble from one breathtaking story into the next. We don't know why he always has to fight against hunky sex maniacs who evoke greedy, well hung demons with their fully loaded sperm cannons. But honestly: Do we care? The important thing is that IcemanBlue's comics are an awful lot of fun, damned horny and make you want more. What more could we ask?
Samurai Warfare Stephen R. Turnbull 1997 A look at Samurai warfare and specific battles in which it was applied.
Mastering Judo Masao Takahashi 2018-11-15 Immerse yourself in the art and sport of judo like never before in Mastering Judo. Gain a rich understanding of the philosophy, history, and practices that distinguish judo from other martial arts. Become more proficient in the techniques, tactics, and training necessary to rise through the ranks. Mastering Judo will add to your appreciation of the principles that distinguish the art in formal exercises (kata) and to your toughness and spontaneity in both freestyle fighting (randori) and competitive matches (shiai). Firmer grounding in the roots and wisdom of traditional judo practices will enhance your ability to use your body and your mind to the ultimate advantage when facing an opponent. Written by the Takahashi family, with more than 200 years of experience teaching, coaching, and competing in judo throughout the world, this resource crosses both generation and national boundaries in its approach and application.
Oriental Humour Reginald Horace Blyth 1959
The Blossoms Are Falling Luke Crane 2010
Ultimate Equipment Paizo Inc. Staff 2017-10-31 Choose your weapon and stride boldly into battle with Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment! Within this handy, all-in-one reference, you'll find 400 jam-packed pages of magic items and adventuring gear, from simple camping equipment and weapons up to the most earth-shaking artifacts. Included as well are handy rules references, convenient price lists, and extensive random treasure generation tables, all organized to help you find what you need, when you need it. With this vast catalog of tools and treasures, the days of boring dragon hoards are over, and your hero will never be caught unprepared again. Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment is a must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook, now in a low-cost, smaller-dimensions edition. This imaginative tabletop game builds on more than 10 years of system development and open playtests featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium. Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment includes: * Thousands of items both magical and mundane, including the best weapons, armors, magic items, and gear from the Pathfinder RPG hardcover line and select other Pathfinder sources, as well as hundreds of never-before-seen items. * Tons of special materials and magical abilities to help you create exactly the magic item you've been looking for. * A wealth of specific magic items, organized by type to ensure your character is always wearing as much magic as possible. * An innovative new treasure generation system, designed to help GMs roll up exactly what they need, every time. * New alchemical weapons, tools, and poisons. * Kits to help your character get the most out of her skills or profession, plus new mounts, animal companions, and retainers. * Descriptions of every item, plus hundreds of full-color illustrations to aid in window-shopping. * ... and much, much more!
An English-Japanese Dictionary of the Spoken Language Ernest Miles Hobart-Hampden 1919
Lost Fantasy Hero Iceman Blue 2015-02-01 As destiny calls upon James, a rough and tough biker, he has to save a magical kingdom where he encounters a cast of legendary demons, guards, and princesses ... Another fantastic story by Iceman Blue which is as erotic as it is funny.
The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic Mike Mason 2017-02-28 Over 550 spells of dire consequences, secrets, and unfathomable power! Here are gathered spells drawn from over thirty years of Call of Cthulhusupplements and scenarios. Each spell has been revised for the Call of Cthulhu 7thedition game, including optional Deeper Magic for the most powerful of Mythossorcerers and monsters, with which to beguile and confound investigators. Packed full of advice and guidance on diverse matters including spell names,elements of spell casting, magical components, and astronomical considerations.Plus flawed spells, ley lines, folk magic, and the magic of the Dreamlands. Use thisgrimoire as a resource, a play aid, and as inspiration when designing scenarios. The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic is an essential supplement forKeepers of Arcane Lore. Requires the Call of Cthulhu Rulebook.
Mind Over Muscle 嘉納治五郎 2005-11-21 In 1882 Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions. Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan. Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with popularizing the martial arts, and in particular, judo, among people in all levels of society. When he was young, Kano studied jujutsu, a martial art practiced in Japan since feudal times, which involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs-and defenses against these attacks. After years of studying, he realized that although many different jujutsu techniques were taught, there was no one core value holding them together. Kano identified an all-pervasive principle- to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energy-and combined only those techniques in which this principle was correctly applied into modern judo. "Ju" means gentleness or giving way. "Do" means principle or the way. Judo, therefore is the Way of Gentleness, which implies that first giving way leads to ultimate victory. The Kodokan is literally, "the school for studying the Way." This book is a collection of Kano's essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty-one years. Today the International Judo Federation has 187 member countries and regions. As an official sport of the Olympic Games, judo has inspired young people of all nationalities, and Kodokan is universally recognized as the Mecca of Judo.
Fujoshi Trapped in a Seme's Perfect Body 2 Seru 2017-04-26 Misa Nanase is a normal senior high school student except for the fact that she is a self-proclaimed ultimate-mega-ultra-omnipotent fujoshi queen of the intergalactic multiverse. One fateful day, she saves an old lady from getting hit by a car. In return, the old lady gives her an ocean green pendant and mentions that she can make any wish using it. Later on, the curiosity of the fujoshi gets the best of Misa...and she wishes to become a guy! How will Misa survive and navigate the world as a guy? Will she finally be able to do a live action BL that she has fantasized? I guess you have to read and find out ;)
Gurps Low-Tech Steve Jackson Games 2010-12
JAPNESE-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH- JAPANESE DICTIONARY J.C HEPBURN 1873
Ninja Kacem Zoughari, Ph.D. 2013-07-30 Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and legend. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today. Based on more than ten years of study and translation of authentic Japanese texts, including many that have never before been translated, this is the most comprehensive and accurate study on the art of ninjutsu ever written outside of Japan. This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a light on this enigmatic subject.