Kansai Cool: A Journey Into the Cultural Heartland of Japan

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In Kansai Cool anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers profound insights in the only collection of essays to focus on Kansai, Japan's ancient heartland. Kansai -- the region in Western Japan that boasts the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, the bustling commercial city of Osaka and the cosmopolitan port city of Kobe -- has a character all its own, right down to its dialect, mannerisms, and cuisine. It is home to some of Japan's oldest history and an area where the country's most time-honored arts ...

Kansai Cool: A Journey Into the Cultural Heartland of Japan 2014, Tuttle Publishing

ISBN-13: 9784805312803

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