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A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, by Hector Garcia

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. finished and good expert, it covers a big selection of subject matters briefly articles followed via sidebars and diverse pictures, offering 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 advisor for readers within the web 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 suitable e-book for the becoming ranks of Japanophiles during this encouraged, insightful and hugely informative consultant.

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The difference is that in Japan it’s not merely a character but a whole philosophical concept and a way of life that has been deeply rooted in Japanese thinking for centuries. THE ORIGINS OF DO Do originated in China five or six centuries before Christ. It was Laozi (or Lao Tzu) who developed tao or dao (the Chinese pronunciation of the character 道. Tao or Taoism is the Chinese word usually placed on the covers of books written to explain Eastern philosophy to Westerners, but the basic idea is the same, and what matters is that the character is the same in both Chinese and Japanese, 道.

30- CHAPTER 2 The master said, “There is no mind, so you cannot put yourself in any state. ” “But there isn’t even an inch of room here,” said the master. “How could the monks gather? ” said Doko. ” answered the master. Then Doko said sadly, “I cannot follow you. ” “I cannot understand myself,” said the master. IKEBANA Ikebana means “live flower,” although you can also call it kado (the way of flowers, see chapter 1). It’s a Japanese art that seeks beauty using flowers as its main element and stems from a Buddhist practice that first appeared in Japan in the sixth century.

It’s not our fault the dog has died, but by saying this we’re implying we that understand the other person’s feelings. To give you an idea of the proportions of this phenomenon, the other day I counted twenty-three sumimasen in a one-minute conversation. Keep in mind that the Japanese seek harmony above all else and try not to confront or clash with others. Another use of sumimasen that you’ll find helpful when you travel to Japan is to start a conversation, just as we say, “Excuse me” in English.

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