* Our Frommer´s Tokyo author has written about Japan for years, so she´s able to provide valuable insights and advice. She´ll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of the Land of the Rising Sun. * This is a comprehensive guide to a fast-paced and often overwhelming city. You´ll get complete and clear directions to navigate Tokyo´s best neighborhoods, from the swanky shops in the Ginza district to the Imperial Palace (home of Japan´s emperor) in the Hibiya district; to the sumo wrestling stadiums in the town of Ryogoku; to the elaborate ´´lolita´´ (baby doll) and ´´cosplay´´ (anime character) outfits you´ll see teenagers wearing in the Harijuku district. * You´ll get a spectrum of options, from business hotels to traditional Japanese inns, from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from tranquil gardens and temples to the incredible swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi. * Includes a handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character translations to help you spot establishments´ signs. * Features side trips to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and more.
Erscheinungsdatum: 09.04.2015Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: Tokyo PrecinctsTitelzusatz: A Curated Guide to the City´s Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other HangoutsAuflage: 1st editionAutor: Wide, Steve // Mackintosh, MichelleVerlag: Hardie Gra
Home to all kinds of cultural extremes, Tokyo is where futuristic meets traditional and tranquility meets speed. Jacketed in a delightful city map drawn by Masako Kubo, CITIx60 Tokyo gives you a good, varied taste of what the Japanese capital has to offer. Endorsed by 60 local ambassadors, all known for their accomplishments in the creative industry, the 60 hangouts list architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, dining and nightime activities, accompanied by Google Map QR code, top tips and useful apps to ease your trip. Readers will find updated visitor info, new locations and cultural events in this revised edition.
Tokyo Precincts:A Curated Guide to the City´s Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts The Precincts. 1st edition Steve Wide, Michelle Mackintosh
Tokyo is a beautiful, fast moving, spiritual, dynamic city, which combines religion and spirituality seamlessly into everyday life. A city that worships the beauty of spring flowers and nature, whilst having the most advanced technology in the world. A city of culture, religion, business, fashion, and shopping. Despite being the biggest city in the world, Tokyo is very accessible with one of the best underground systems in the world, so you can travel Tokyo in style and comfort. Similarly, the high speed trains mean that you can travel around Japan quickly, and be back for dinner. With more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating. Tokyo is becoming a fashion hub, with America´s top celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry wearing Japanese fashions and looking to Japan for inspiration. Everyone should visit Harajuku to see the young fashionistas in action. If you like gaming head to Akihabara to find state-of-the-art electronic goods, and while away the hours in huge arcades. If you like sightseeing, Tokyo has some of the most beautiful shrines in the world, with elegant parks steeped in history. Although only the Imperial Gardens are open to the public for most of the year, the gardens are set in 52 acres of beautiful parks and well worth a visit. Marvel at the beauty and intricacy of the theatre and dance, or enjoy the high energy modern dance Harajuku, based on ancient dance moves. If you like arts, why not go to a Tea Ceremony, study flower arranging, and visit silk factories then browse the pottery shops for inspiration? Party animals are well catered for with lots of Izakaya´s (gastropubs), nightclubs, and karaoke bars. Live music is very popular and you will find lots of live gigs to suit every taste. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060739/bk_acx0_060739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine the life of Edo, an old name of Tokyo, in the early modern period - there were many Ukiyo-e shops which were dealing with various woodblock prints just like fashion snaps or entertaining magazines as we know them today. Each Ukiyo-e work was sold individually and people bought the beautifully printed sheets of paper to learn the up-to-date trend of the day and/or to enjoy the artworks by displaying them on the wall as interior decor. This art book features cats humorously and satirically depicted by UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi (1792-1892), an outstanding Ukiyo-e great master. 60 reproductive artworks can be removed easily, so that the title can provide the authentic fun of Ukiyo-e to the people today along with a handful creative ideas owing to the plaindesign on the back side. This is a must for Japanese art lovers, cat lovers as well as those who seek new impression of art.
YKTO contains over 1,800 photographs by Tomoyuki Sagami of buildings and houses constructed in Japan soon after World War II. Presenting images taken between 2006 and 2017 in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tokyo and other cities (hence the book´s title), Sagami creates an archive for future generations of idiosyncratic architectural styles that are disappearing due to changing laws and lifestyles, and the ever-growing Japanese metropolis. Sagami adopted a systematic, impersonal method for his project: while employed to post advertising flyers in various neighborhoods, he photographed the particular area he found himself in, block by block, without any prior knowledge of its geography. The resulting images of homes, shops, streetscapes, gardens and alleys are eerily absent of people and free from any personal emotion or inclination on Sagami´s part. YKTO is a timely topography of a rapidly vanishing form of urban existence in Japan.
´´´The last few years have seen not just a revival but a rebirth of the analogue record. Much more than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. While vinyl never ceased to be the key format for many music lovers and DJs, for two decades the recording industry perceived it as outdated, consigned to dusty domestic spaces and obscure record shops. Yet the seemingly obsolete vinyl has become the fastest growing medium in music sales. Using a cultural sociology framework combined with insights from material and visual culture studies, Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward present vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object and explore the reasons for its persistence within technologically accelerated cultures. The book is informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and interviews with musicians, DJs, record store owners, boutique label chiefs and collectors within a range of urban centres renowned for thriving music scenes, including Melbourne, London, New York, Tokyo and Berlin´´--Provided by publisher.
Als einen Ort, ´´in dem Zeit und Raum konsumiert werden, aber nur der Kaffee auf der Rechnung steht´´, beschrieb die UNESCO 2011 das Café, als sie die Wiener Kaffeehauskultur zum immateriellen Kulturerbe erhob. Orte des Kaffeekonsums ganz unterschiedlicher Art sind heute auf der ganzen Welt nicht mehr wegzudenken. Die entsprechenden Räumlichkeiten werden immer wieder neu definiert, konzipiert und inszeniert, und spiegeln dabei die neuesten Designtrends und Entwicklungen der Kaffee-Szene wider. Diese Publikation zeigt die besten und ausgefallensten Cafés, Kaffeehäuser und Coffee Shops aus aller Welt: von Amsterdam, Hamburg, Bangkok und Hanoi über Kuwait City, Mexico City, Montreal, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo und mehr als zwei Dutzend weiterer Städte. Begleitet werden die Projekte von Storys rund um die Kaffee(haus)kultur mit dem Themen The Third Wave of Coffee, Coffee in Art and Literature, The Art of Proper Percolating, Bitter Trade, Sweet Aftertaste, The Barista. Aus dem Inhalt: Extra Time Café & Gallery in Shenzhen, China (XU Studio) Liebes Bisschen in Hamburg, Deutschland (Parat) La Marzocco Café & Showroom in Seattle, WA, USA (SkB Architects) Signé Extrait Café in Lyon, Frankreich (Pool)Als einen Ort ´´in dem Zeit und Raum konsumiert werden, aber nur der Kaffee auf der Rechnung steht´´, beschrieb die Unesco 2011 das Café, als sie die Wiener Kaffeehauskultur zum immateriellen Kulturerbe erhob. Orte des Kaffeekonsums ganz unterschiedlicher Art sind heute als Bestandteil urbanen Lebens auf der ganzen Welt nicht mehr wegzudenken. Die entsprechenden Räumlichkeiten werden immer wieder neu definiert, konzipiert und inszeniert - gerade aktuell im Zuge der ´´Third Wave of Coffee´´. Diese Publikation zeigt, wie Cafés, Kaffeehäuser und Coffeeshops heute gestaltet werden: ob als Grand Café, fiktives Wohnzimmer, nonchalanter Coworking-Space, ob im Retro-Stil oder eher loungig. Neben den 60 Beispielen aus aller Welt erzählen Essays von ganz unterschiedlichen Facetten der Kaffee(haus)kultur in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Aus dem Inhalt: NOC Coffee Co. in Hongkong (Studio Adjective) Proti Proudu Bistro in Prag, Tschechien (Mimosa Architekti) Happier Café - Paper Space in Taipeih, Taiwan (JC Architecture) De Bakkerswinkel in Rotterdam, Niederlande (Piet Hein Eek) Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar in Melbourne, Australien (Hassel)