Kominka

The Beauty and Wisdom of Japanese Traditional House

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Buy on Amazon Buy on BN.com Buy on Bookshop.org
*This page contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date Jul 01 2024 | Archive Date Jul 10 2024

Talking about this book? Use #Kominka #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

For centuries, the traditional folk houses known as “ kominka” have provided shelter and embodied the values of the agrarian, merchant and samurai society of pre-modern Japan. Their huge sturdy posts and powerful beams have withstood earthquakes and other natural disasters, demonstrating the artistry of Japanese carpenters and the strength of traditional wood joinery. Preserved and reconstructed today, they offer silent testimony to the enduring beauty and resilience of traditional Japanese cultural values. Recently, not only many overseas travelers visit them, also some of foreigners have even acquire them to convert to their residences and business properties. With many images, this book present the diary of the reconstruction of kominka by author, Kazuo Hasegawa, which gives readers ample hints to learn Japanese traditional architectural ellements, and the guide to 101 most attractive kominka and its villages in Japan, which are now used as inns, restaurants, galleries and others, you are able to visit and stay in to enjoy the wisdom and artistry from Japan’ s past.

For centuries, the traditional folk houses known as “ kominka” have provided shelter and embodied the values of the agrarian, merchant and samurai society of pre-modern...


Marketing Plan

For centuries, the traditional folk houses known as “kominka” have provided shelter and embodied the values of the agrarian, merchant and samurai society of pre-modern Japan. Their huge sturdy posts and powerful beams have withstood earthquakes and other natural disasters, demonstrating the artistry of Japanese carpenters and the strength of traditional wood joinery. Preserved and reconstructed today, they offer silent testimony to the enduring beauty and resilience of traditional Japanese cultural values.

Recently, not only many overseas travelers visit them, also some of foreigners have even acquire them to convert to their residences and business properties.

With many images, this book present the diary of the reconstruction of kominka by author, Kazuo Hasegawa, which gives readers ample hints to learn Japanese traditional architectural elements, and the guide to 101 most attractive kominka and its villages in Japan, which are now used as inns, restaurants, galleries and others, you are able to visit and stay in to enjoy the wisdom and artistry from Japan’s past.


For centuries, the traditional folk houses known as “kominka” have provided shelter and embodied the values of the agrarian, merchant and samurai society of pre-modern Japan. Their huge sturdy posts...


Available Editions

EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781940842707
PRICE $28.95 (USD)
PAGES 411

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 6 members


Readers who liked this book also liked: