By Hector Garcia
For each fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, shrewdpermanent and concise advisor to the land that's their resource. complete and good knowledgeable, it covers a wide range of themes in brief articles followed by means of sidebars and diverse photos, delivering a full of life digest of the society and tradition of Japan. Designed to attract the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the tradition consultant for readers within the net age.
Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the japanese, debunking myths approximately them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so keen on robots, writer Hector Garcia has created the appropriate e-book for the growing to be ranks of Japanophiles during this encouraged, insightful and hugely informative advisor.
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If you make the slightest movement, the monk comes over with a stick and whacks you between the shoulder blades. The worst part is you never know when the blow will fall because you’re staring at the wall. When the session was over, the monk said that to understand the true meaning of Zen you should practice meditation several times a day. Then he told us a story, or koan: “A long time ago, a student tried every day to understand the true meaning of Zen, and, because he couldn’t work it out, his teacher hit him constantly with the stick.
Let’s look at a few examples from simple, everyday words: 主人 家内 WOMAN These are the symbols that represent the word husband. ” These are the symbols that represent the word wife. ” This symbol also represents the word wife. ” MAIN PERSON HOUSE INSIDE 妻 BROOM OMIAI Another interesting topic is the two types of marriage in Japan: arranged marriages, called omiai, and marriages for love. As we mentioned before, arranged marriages have traditionally been considered unions between families and not solely as the relationship between a man and a woman.
Those who have a Japanese friend can conﬁrm this. THE UNIQUE JAPANESE CHARACTER -45- CHAPTER 4: CURIOSITIES AND SYMBOLS 伝 -46- CHAPTER 4 伝 統 CURIOSITIES AND SYMBOLS -47- Walking around Japan, you will probably see many things that look strikingly different and you’ll wonder why. We’ll now examine some of the things that most arouse our curiosity. ANIMAL FIGURES The tanuki is a typical animal in Japan, although it’s difﬁcult to see in the wild. When you go on a mountain excursion, you might glimpse a real one if you’re lucky.
A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony by Hector Garcia