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    Flowers Through the Year

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    Printed in 2021

    Selling Points
    ・Covers seasonal customs rooted in the natural terrain and climate of Japan
    ・From spring to winter, this book showcases seasonal events and ways to enjoy the changing season of Japan
    ・Promotes a deeper knowledge and wisdom that comes from living in harmony with nature.

    Learn how to enjoy seasonal events and flowers of Japan
    As a researcher of saijiki (collections of seasonal Japanese words for haiku), Chieko Hirota has written articles—the popular “Hanagoto” series for learning about and enjoying flowers that is a regular feature—on Daiichi-Engei’s websites. Through an introduction of the twenty-four solar terms of the Chinese lunar calendar accompanied by images of flowers blooming in each season, this book suggests ways of adding color to everyday life in an accessible format using seasonal flowers, food, and more.
    • Size:210×148mm
    • Pages:256Pages(Full Color)
    • Binding:Softbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5480-1 C0070
    • Author:Chieko Hirota / Illustrator: Tamae Mizukami / Photographer: Yukimasa Hirota

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    Chieko Hirota is a writer and researcher of Japanese holidays and saijiki (collections of seasonal Japanese words for haiku) whose life’s work is seasonal decorating as a form of prayer. Hirota runs a “Seasonal Adornments Classroom” which she established in her studio in an 80-year-old traditional Japanese home in Akiya, Yokosuka City. Touching on the origins of the events in the Japanese calendar, Hirota proposes adaptations of each traditional celebration to suit modern lifestyles and our current age. Hirota’s numerous articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, on the web and elsewhere. Her many published books, beginning with her long-selling book, “Enjoying the Season’s of Japan at Home” (Ouchi de Tanoshimu Nihon no Gyōji / published by Gijutsu-Hyoron), include “Enjoying Life in Japan’s 72 Microseasons” (Shichijūnikō de tanoshimu Nihon no kurashi / published by KADOKAWA), “Good Luck Diary” (Koufuku Dayori / published by Shogakukan, Beneficial Japanese Lucky Charms (Shitteiru to ureshii Nihon no Engimono / published by Tokuma Shoten), (Kyūkyodō no saijiki / published by Shufu no tomo), “Decorations for Japanese Events and Seasons” (Nihon no Gyōji to Shiki no Shitsurai / published by Sekai Bunka) and more.



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