Japan Unveiled: Understanding Japanese Body Culture


Buisson, Dominique


Buisson, Dominique. Japan Unveiled: Understanding Japanese Body Culture. London: Hachette Illustrated, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9781844300280. pp. 215. 4to. Bright orange textured boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Replete with black-and-white, and colour photographs, portraits, illustraitons, facsimiles, et al. No detectable flaws, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked; near fine and housed in very good+ lightly rubbed dustjacket. Overall, very good+. Hardcover. ”According to Shinto belief, the human body in Japan is part of nature and must be in harmony with the wider world. This is a cultural history of the human body in Japan – from the Samurai to Issy Miyake- exploring the social codes and aesthetics of behaviour it involves. The sacred body of religion, the body of the dead, the theatrical body of the Kabuki actor, the warrior’s body and much more are revealed.” (#2593) $45.00