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  • The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns | Linda Hewitt

    The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Linda Hewitt
    • Narrated By Ken Cohen
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    The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns is a concise historical overview of the evolution of cha-no-yu - that uniquely Japanese ritual, the tea ceremony - and how it was used in Japan by the shoguns and other political powers between the 12th and 20th centuries to validate position and consolidate power. The contributions of leading tea masters of the past are summarized. A description of a typical tea ceremony is provided, together with a discussion of the appropriate environment and utensils.

  • The Shogun's Daughter: A Novel of Feudal Japan | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Shogun's Daughter: A Novel of Feudal Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Japan, 1704. In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed. The death of the Shogun's daughter has immediate consequences on his regime. Faced with his own mortality and beset by troubles, he names as his heir Yoshisato, the seventeen-year-old son he only recently discovered was his. Until five months ago, Yoshisato was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, the shogun's favorite advisor. Yanagisawa is also the longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro.

  • Going Shogun | Ernie Lindsey

    Going Shogun

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ernie Lindsey
    • Narrated By DJ Holte
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    Lovable loser Chris waits tables by day and dreams of making something better of himself by night. But, under the almighty, oppressive rule of The Board and their divisive caste system, it's nearly impossible. That is until his super-geek pal and fellow waiter, Forklift, hits upon a foolproof scheme: steal their employer's ultra-popular, top secret recipes and sell them on a black market internet site.

    Amazon Customer says: "Just plain fun!"
  • Inventing Japan [Modern Library Chronicles] | Ian Buruma

    Inventing Japan [Modern Library Chronicles]

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    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    LA Times Book Award winner and expert on the past and present Japan, Ian Buruma examines the transformation of a country. Following Japan's history from its opening to the West in 1853 to its hosting of the 1964 Olympics, Buruma focuses on how figures such as Commodore Matthew Perry, Douglas MacArthur, and Emperor Mitsushito helped shape this complex country.

    John says: "Excellent Primer on Modern Japan"
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