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Ikebana: The Zen Way of Flowers

This visually striking art book will appeal to all who appreciate the beauty of ikebana and might inspire readers to try their hand at creating their own hanaike using Ueno’s techniques.
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Kintsugi: The Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair

The technical aspects of kintsugi are best directed to artists interested in learning the Japanese techniques. For the layperson, there are other methods of repairing ceramics that mimic the look of kintsugi without the expense and difficulty.
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The Samurai Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide to Japan’s Elite Warrior Class

Vaporis includes scholarly research but writes for the general reader. Interest in samurai culture is significant, and this non-sensational choice emphasizes scholarship.
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Essential Sashiko: A Dictionary of the 92 Most Popular Patterns

A thorough guide to the art of sashiko that will inspire hand-embroidery enthusiasts, as well as hand- and machine-quilters looking for geometric designs.
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Japan Blue Indigo Dyeing Techniques: A Beginner’s Guide to Shibori Tie-Dyeing

This is a jam-packed volume filled with clear instructions and ample color photographs to help crafters master shibori tie-dyeing and incorporate it into their projects. Best suited for those who enjoy crafting, sewing, or designing clothes.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sumi-e: Learn Japanese Ink Painting from a Modern Master

The level of depth and detail that can be created in Sumi-e paintings is astonishing, and Koike’s book is a master class from a noted expert.

The Life and Zen Haiku Poetry of Santoka Taneda

One can hardly imagine a more accessible or authentic introduction to a remarkable seeker whose life and art were indistinguishable, nor a more essential addition to any collection of world literature.
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Wabi Sabi: The Wisdom in Imperfection

This very tranquil read encourages reflection and acceptance.
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Adorable Knitted Animals: Cute Stuffed Toys To Knit the Japanese Way

This book is appropriate for knitters experienced in making various types of stitches and following charts, and for crafters with good fine motor skills for assembling the animals. Each creature is a work of art and would be well worth the effort to create.
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