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Japan S Extraordinary Culture Is Like No Other In The World, And It Remains Mysterious To Many Of Us And That S Unfortunate, Because To Truly Understand Japan S Influence On The World Stage, One Needs To Understand Japan S Culture On Its Own TermsIn An Exciting Partnership With The Smithsonian, The Great Courses Presents TheseLectures That Offer An Unforgettable Tour Of Japanese Life And Culture Professor Ravina, With The Expert Collaboration Of The Smithsonian S Historians, Brings You A Grand Portrait Of JapanFrom The Dawn Of Confucianism And The Meiji Restoration To World War II And The Economic Miracle Years OfTo , You Ll Explore Landmark Periods Of Japanese History And Learn How Broad Events And Movements Introduced, Innovated, And Revised Everything From Spirituality To Popular Entertainment Along The Way You Ll Get Revealing Insights Into Shinto Japan S Indigenous Religion , The Art Of Katsushika Hokusai, Literary Works Like The Tale Of Genji And The Haiku Of Basho, The Everyday Lives Of Samurai, The Universal Appeal Of Filmmakers Like Akira Kurosawa, Foods Like Yakitori And Tempura, And So Much You Ll Come Away From Professor Ravina S Final Lecture With A Stronger Sense Of The Very Soul Of This One Of A Kind Nation

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