How to Take a Japanese Bath

How to Take a Japanese Bath

By: Leonard Koren (author), Suehiro Maruo (illustrator)Paperback

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"This book is a physical work of art-as it should be, because the Japanese bath is an aesthetic event."-Whole Earth Review Since its first publication in 1992, this book has become a curious classic, taking a -simple (yet often incorrectly performed) activity and depicting it with a graphic, manga-style edge. In twelve drawings a young Japanese man is shown preparing, rinsing, soaking, communing, relaxing, contemplating-all an encouragement to readers to slow down, ease into the hot water, and enjoy this timeless ritual of purity and release.

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About Author

Leonard Koren, who was trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics. Among his most popular books are WABI SABI: For Artists, Design, Poets & Philosophers and Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement. Cult-favorite Maruo has been "discovered" since the first publication of this book.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781933330082
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 40
  • ID: 9781933330082
  • weight: 71
  • ISBN10: 1933330082

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