Wagashi: The Art of Japanese Confectionary

Author:   Kazuya Takaoka ,  Mtsuo Takashai ,  Hiroshi Yoda
Publisher:   Pie International Co., Ltd.
ISBN:  

9784756249746


Pages:   388
Publication Date:   01 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Exquisite photography of the Japanese confection, Wagashi. Since ancient times, traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets have captured the hearts of Japanese people. Made of ingredients such as mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruit, the beauty and charm of Wagashi is the culmination of Japanese tradition spanning more than 500 years. This book introduces the beauty of Wagashi, categorizing each type by month and by season, offering insights into the seasonal aspect of each creation. Readers will learn how each confection's concept and deep meaning are closely tied to the ephemeral tastes and sights that characterize the four seasons of Japan, which have been appreciated and enjoyed by Japanese people for generations. All of the confectioneries in this collection have been selected from long-established, famous confectionery companies such as Kawabatadouki (Kyoto), Kameya Iori (Kyoto) and Toraya (Tokyo). This book brings the best of Wagashi to readers who are sure to be mesmerized and delighted by the delicacy and beauty of Wagashi wherever they are in the world. Bilingual English Japanese edition.

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Author:   Kazuya Takaoka ,  Mtsuo Takashai ,  Hiroshi Yoda
Publisher:   Pie International Co., Ltd.
Imprint:   Pie International Co., Ltd.
ISBN:  

9784756249746


ISBN 10:   4756249744
Pages:   388
Publication Date:   01 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.
Language:   Japanese

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You have to admire the Japanese people and their culture. Their ability to hold onto long held traditions and their unswerving dedication to perfection are somethings we here in the Western world need to admire and emulate. --Collector's Corner


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As an art director, Kazuya Takaoka has overseen numerous graphic design and advertising projects. Among his published works are Sennen (A thousand years; Mainichi Shinbunsha) for which he won the Kodansha Publication Culture Award, Wagashi (PIE Books) for which he won the Gourmand Best Design Award, Yasai kara mita niku (Meet seen by vegetables; Parco Publishing), Women and AIDS, Q.O.L (both Nippon Foundation), and Katachi, Kingyo, Manyoshu, Noh (all PIE International), Japanese Dogs, Hyakunin Isshu, Pochibukuro (all PIE Books). He has staged events such as the video exhibition Kanata e (In the distance) and the AIDS Tokyo Exhibition. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal at the Japan Graphic Design Exhibition, the Prime Minister's Award at the All Japan Calendar Exhibition, and the ADC Award. He is a professor at Osaka University of the Arts.

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