A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.
Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.
Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!
Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.