Step back in time more than 30,000 years, to when the first settlers reached Japan and a highly sophisticated civilization was born. Explore the grand palaces of regal emperors and shoguns, be amazed by the fighting skills of the feuding samurai, and admire the exquisite embroidery of the palace women s glossy silk kimonos. Step-by-step projects allow you to delve into everyday life and find out about ancient Japanese foods, skills and fashions make delicious rice balls, try your hand at the delicate art of calligraphy, and sculpt a netsuke toggle. HANDS-ON HISTORY! ANCIENT JAPAN Step back to the time of shoguns and samurai, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 330 exciting pictures Fiona Macdonald CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesDiscover the amazing Japanese civilization and learn about a culture that has existed for thousands of years Marvel at the secrets of this island nation a land of emperors and shoguns, tea ceremonies and martial arts Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present 15 practical projects enable you to re-create the past wear a dramatic theatrical mask, fly a carp streamer, decorate an elaborate Japanese screen, and make a magnificent helmet fit for a samurai warrior More than 330 photographs and illustrations include diagrams, a historical map and a pictorial timeline Ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds
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