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Japanese architecture

(Encyclopedia) Japanese architecture, structures created on the islands that constitute Japan. Evidence of prehistoric architecture in Japan has survived in the form of models of terra-cotta houses buried in ...

Japanese

(Encyclopedia) Japanese jăp˝ənēz´ [key], language of uncertain origin that is spoken by more than 125 million people, most of whom live in Japan. There are also many speakers of Japanese in the Ryukyu I...

The Strangeness of Beauty

Author:Lydia MinatoyaPublisher:Simon & Schuster The Strangeness of Beauty begins as a quietly self-reflective 'autobiography' of an Japanese expatriate living in 1920s Seat…

meadow beauty

(Encyclopedia) meadow beauty, any plant of the genus Rhexia, herbaceous perennials of wet places E of the Rockies, particularly damp pine barrens and sands along the southeast coast. A widespread speci...

Japanese Words

Asian loan words in English by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Asian Loan Words IntroductionWords derived from: Chinese & KoreanJapanese Malay & TagalogPolynesianJapanese …

Japanese spaniel

(Encyclopedia) Japanese spaniel, breed of dainty, alert toy dog probably originating in ancient China and developed in Japan over many centuries. It stands about 9 in. (22.9 cm) high at the shoulder an...

Japanese literature

(Encyclopedia) Japanese literature, literary works produced in the language of the islands of Japan . See also Asian drama . Earliest Writings Although Japanese and Ch...

Japanese art

(Encyclopedia) Japanese art, works of art created in the islands that make up the nation of Japan. Early Works The earliest art of Japan, probably dating from the 3d and 2d millennia BC, co...