Description : One of the first books to focus on a city other than Edo during the Tokugawa era, this work extends our understanding of Japanese urban life during that period. Portraying Osaka as a regional center of government with vibrant economic life and high and low culture, the book reveals much about the city's distinctiveness and development.
Description : Wong Sir's Trip Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan Shinsaibashi is located in chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka prefecture, Japan It is a covered pedestrian street with department stores and various specialty stores It has become the representative commercial shopping district of Osaka Shinsaibashi is a bridge by definition In 1622 (Japanese yuan and 8 years), four men dug the long horigawa "Xin zhai genealogy" records dug long horigawa one of them called okada xinzhai He built Bridges for easy transportation The bridge was named xinzhai bridge after okada xinzhai At that time, xinsaiqiao was a wooden bridge 18 long rooms (about 35 metres) and 2.5 wide (about 4 metres) In 1873 (Meiji 6 years), it was rebuilt as an iron bridge It was a rare building in Japan In 1909 (Meiji 42), the stone xinsaiqiao was completed and opened In 1964 (showa 39), takagawa was filled in and the bridge was removed The original shinsaibashi bridge was chosen as the top 100 bridge in Japan One of the fifty picks for the wave speed bridge In the edo period, the heart saibashi has formed a shopping business circle At that time xinsaiqiao shops are mainly bookstores, second-hand bookstores Small props house, samwei line, kimono store, etc In the Meiji era, shops sold imported goods Trendy shops such as watch shops are gradually on the rise The taisho and showa era kimono stores evolved into department stores Western style shops increase, along with the street can be seen to shop for fun young people To this day, the place is still bustling People of all ages come here Heart saibashi north shipyard, south dotonbori North to long hori tong, south to live right weimenmachi tong Six hundred meters long, shinsaibashi shop street It is one of the most popular and famous shopping districts in Osaka There are more than 180 shops, complete with apparel, footwear and cosmeceutical groceries It is one of the most iconic landmarks in Osaka Shinsaibashi is the most distinctive large shopping street in Osaka Near dotonbori, nanbori river, nambo business circle Black gate market and electric city and other shopping attractions There are also many hotels and restaurants nearby The ceiling in the street has a transparent ceiling, not affected by the outside climate Whether sunny or cloudy, day and night, everywhere in the crowd More than 60,000 people come every day A lot of passengers come to pick up their goods before going to the airport Daimaru department store opened in 1726 It was a shop called pine house, specializing in kimono and textiles Daimaru is now the most popular department store in the shinsaibashi area At affordable prices, to provide high - quality fashion clothing Meitian is the center of xinsaiqiao north prosperous street South prosperous block is heart saibashi, difficult wave area Cross midosuji in the middle of shinsaibashi It is the main road connecting the north and south districts Kulista changbori underground street is located on the north side of shinsaibashi commercial street It is the largest and best-lit underground shopping street in Osaka and Japan Kulista long hori underground street west from the four bridge bar, east to the boundary bar Is a huge underground street, the length of 730 meters The total construction area is about 82,000 square meters Natural light comes in directly The bright environment gives a sense of openness, and the shopping environment is comfortable Start from the side of the subway siqiao station Casual clothing stores, popular fashion stores, grocery stores Food city more than hundreds of stores scale ratio, very busy Dotonbori in the bustling south district is a symbolic area of Osaka In addition to shops, restaurants are concentrated here Midosuji parade is a colorful parade in autumn Military bands from all over the world took part in the event Flagstone pavements, English street lamps Zhoufangmachtong, a row of brick buildings Gather elegant fashion shops and restaurants This area is known as Europa American village commonly known as AMEMURA Located on the west side of midosuji street in Osaka, shinsaibashi A wall with a lot of random and personalized designs painted in paint Became a symbol here American villages are crowded with shops run by fashionable young people The sale of eclectic clothing and other goods Is the high-end brand stores, fashion shops and coffee shops concentrated The atmosphere is in stark contrast to the European village The palace is located in an American village where young people gather Between yujin triangle park and sanjin temple The shrine dates back to the eighth century Is the patron saint of namba Shinsaibashi Add: shinsaibashi, chuo-ku, osaka-shi Business hours: 11am to 8pm How to get there: get off at saibashi station https://youtu.be/qRm24usVKGE
Description : This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. Modernity as experienced in this locale, with its particular historical, geographic and demographic character, and its established traditions of music and performance, gave rise to configurations of the new, the traditional and the hybrid that were distinct from their Tokyo counterparts. The Taisho and early Showa periods, from 1912 to the early 1940s, saw profound changes in Japanese musical life. Consumption of both traditional Japanese and Western music was transformed as public concert performances, music journalism, and music marketing permeated daily life. The new bourgeoisie saw Western music, particularly the piano and its repertoire, as the symbol of a desirable and increasingly affordable modernity. Orchestras and opera troupes were established, which in turn created a need for professional conductors, and both jazz and a range of hybrid popular music styles became viable bases for musical livelihood. Recording technology proliferated; by the early 1930s, record players and SP discs were no longer luxury commodities, radio broadcasts reached all levels of society, and ’talkies’ with music soundtracks were avidly consumed. With the perceived need for music that suited 'modern life', the seeds for the pre-eminent position of Euro-American music in post-Second-World war Japan were sown. At the same time many indigenous musical genres continued to thrive, but were hardly immune to the effects of modernization; in exploring new musical media and techniques drawn from Western music, performer-composers initiated profound changes in composition and performance practice within traditional genres. This volume is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses comprehensively both Western and non-Western musical practices and genres, questions the common perception of their being wholly separate domains
Description : In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy this remaining threat to the Tokuwaga ruling dynasty. This book explores the bitter struggle of the Summer and Winter campaigns, which eventually saw the last great clash of the samurai and defined the balance of power in Japan for years to come.
Description : "I was lying in bed when Ms. May entered my bedroom and shot me in the chest...I fell to the floor. Someone picked me up, and cut my throat" This young woman survived a brutal and slashing attack to identify and help to prosecute and convict her attackers. "Hunter" tells this compelling story from his unique, first-hand perspective an honest, fascinating insight into the complex, often startling, legal processes involved in a brutal murder case...
Description : Known for doing the right thing, American teacher Ginger O'Neill travels to Osaka to win a prestigious Japanese academy as a sister school for her own. Her three-week mission is being followed not only by her school district but by the Washington Post and the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Ginger, sole parent to her teenaged daughter, has spent the last twelve years - her widowhood - without romance; she claims there are no eligible men. Things don't go smoothly for Ginger in Osaka, as her visit elicits one cultural predicament after another, each crisis taking its toll not only on her personally but on her ability to win the school partnership. Ginger's relationship with her host family, as well as her forbidden romance with a Japanese man, forces her to look at the path her life has been taking and, ultimately, presents her with a moral dilemma that will change her life. Rich in literature, music, and cuisine, Osaka Heat is a journey deep into Japanese culture. Far from home and in the heat of a Kansai summer, Ginger O'Neill comes to grips with a past that haunts her and learns that a certain universal virtue is the key to her future.