Newly arrived Books

Two visual guidebooks about Japanese traditional culture especially Japanese Festivals and classical music instruments used in the festivals. They are now available in the JF Cairo Library.

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Wagakki no sekai (World of Japanese Music Instruments)

This guidebook provides brief and clear descriptions for the inner workings of 16 kinds of typical Japanese classical music instruments used at Japanese festivals and traditional performing arts. It also provides instructions on how to properly use and handlethese instruments. (in Japanese)

 

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Japanese portable shrine & Festival Handbook

We Japanese people associate the word “Festival” with portable shrines and floats. This handy book explains their designs, process of execution, historical background and how to use them. It also includes introductions to typical Japanese festivals. (in Japanese and English)