By Lonely Planet, Chris Rowthorn, Simon Richmond, Wendy Yanagihara, Craig Mclachlan, Andrew Bender, Ray Bartlett, Laura Crawford, Rebecca Milner, Benedict Walker

ISBN-10: 1743216742

ISBN-13: 9781743216743

Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the main appropriate, up to date recommendation on what to determine and pass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. store and dine in electrical Tokyo, discover Kyoto's gorgeous temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all together with your relied on commute better half. Get to the center of Japan and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Japan go back and forth Guide:

Colour maps and photographs throughout
Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey in your own wishes and interests
Insider how one can keep money and time and get round like an area, warding off crowds and bother spots
Essential details at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web content, transit assistance, prices
Honest studies for all budgets - consuming, napping, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gem stones that the majority guidebooks miss
Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra worthwhile commute adventure - together with historical past, artwork, structure, literature, food, sake, onsen (hot springs), customs and etiquette, language and more
Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 148 color maps
Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, the Japan Alps, Hokkaido, Northern Honshu (Tohoku), Okinawa & the Southwest Islands, Kyushu, Shikoku, and extra

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The mobilization of the aesthetic of cherry blossoms to encourage sacrifice reached its height with the tokko¯tai operation. A single cherry blossom was painted in pink on a white background on both sides of the tokko¯tai airplane, while various Japanese terms for cherry blossoms were used as the names of the special attack corps. Cherry trees were in full bloom in southern Kyu¯shu¯ in April 1945, and some pilots flew off with branches of blossoms on their helmets and uniforms (see photo 10). Others referred to cherry blossoms in their last poems and letters.

Freshmen found it impossible to understand this work, no matter how many times they reread it. The task was intended to make them realize how ignorant they were and how hard they must study. In the dormitory, the new students were told by their seniors to read the entirety of Iwanami Bunko, a well-known series of world classics in philosophy, literature, history, art, music, and religion (Irokawa 2003, 163). This “pocket book series” was inaugurated in 1927 by Iwanami Shigeo, founder of Iwanami Publishers, after the model of the Reclam Introduction series in Germany, which Iwanami had read with passionate engagement.

In Japan, as in Europe, Romanticism became part of the struggle to overcome modernity. The student pilots embodied the Japanese historical experience since the Meiji period: profoundly influenced by modernity, which initially wore a Western face, they tried to overcome modernity, including the colonialist designs with which the Western powers approached Japan, at one and the same time. Japanese intellectuals’ stance toward modernity was similar, but not entirely parallel, to that of European intellectuals during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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