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Dashi – Japanese Broth
A recipe book featuring dashi, or Japanese broth, by MORI Kaoru who is a
representative of the cooking school, “Relish” in Oyamazaki Town, Kyoto.
Dashi is an essential element of almost all kinds of Japanese dishes, but
many people think that making dashi from scratch is effort-taking or don’t
know how to use dashi in daily cooking. Mori shows easy and interesting
ways of using dashi in daily cooking and recipes in this book. Let’s start a
Makanai Recipes – Secret in-kitchen recipes from Kyoto’s famous restaurants
Makanai is a meal that restaurants provide to their staff. This book collects
recipes of makanai from forty of Kyoto’s famous restaurants (established
Japanese restaurants, Italian, French, Chinese, etc.), which they usually
don’t disclose. All recipes are easy and quick to cook and are also used as a
good textbook for cooking beginners.
Takezasado’s Woodblock Prints – Make lovely woodblock prints at your own hand
Takezasado is a long-established woodblock print studio in Kyoto. The
5th generation owner, TAKENAKA Kenji, regularly challenges himself
to create new items using traditional woodblock print techniques and has
been very successful in this endeavor as many of his items have attracted
a number of fans. In this book, Takenaka lectures carefully about how to
make woodblock prints. Even a complete beginner will understand the
technique using his design sketches and enjoy making them with their own
hands. How to carve and print, and how to use chisels are covered based on
Takezasado’s traditional techniques.
Buddhist Painting Techniques
A textbook of Buddhist painting using works by MATSUHISA Kayu,
director of the Matsuhisa Sohrin Buddhist Art Studio. Matsuhisa instructs
very carefully from how to mix paints to how to draw. Following her
instructions will allow painters to achieve beautiful Buddhist paintings in
the end which will surely touch people’s hearts. How to paint a variety
of Buddhist deities (Sho Kannon, Bosatsu, Amida Nyorai, Fudo Myo-o,
Zenzai Doji, Jizo Bosatsu, Jibo Kannon, Shichifukujin, etc.) is introduced
as well as sketches.