By Betty Reynolds
The folk of Japan like to have a good time! in reality, they like it loads they've got an afternoon of party, no matter if it's a transformation in season, a spiritual observance, or simply a distinct second in lifestyles, each month of the yr. Brimming with old traditions, unique undefined, and scrumptious, seasonal meals, eastern Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month journey of a few of Japan's best-loved festivals.
Beautifully illustrated and whole of attention-grabbing proof approximately jap vacation trips and celebrations, this 48-page photograph e-book deals a bright photo of a few of Japan's such a lot festive occasions together with New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and plenty of more.
With uncomplicated yet informative textual content and illustrations that designate the importance of the gown, ornament, foodstuff, presents and actions linked to those occasions, eastern Celebrations provides to please and train younger readers and oldsters alike.
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