• Shikoku Bilingual Guidebook 『ようこそ四国へ 英和ガイドブック』

    Author(s):
    Steve McCarty (see profile) , Akiko (明子) Takemoto (武本)
    Date:
    1993
    Group(s):
    Buddhist Studies, Digital Humanities East Asia, Premodern Japanese History
    Subject(s):
    Japanese culture, Pilgrimage, Japanese language, Japanese Buddhism, Japanese religions
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Kukai, Shikoku, Shingon, tourism, island
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7f5v-c143
    Abstract:
    This published Japanese-English guidebook to the island of Shikoku, emphasizing its culture and history, has been available by permission on the Web in French, Spanish, and Dutch at European Websites, as well as this English-Japanese version since 1997. Most of the chapters are bilingual, with English and Japanese alternating for those studying either language. In this way, non-Japanese people can learn Japanese language and culture at the same time, while local Japanese people studying English can also learn how to express their cultural heritage in English.
    Notes:
    New edition in one file of 65 pages, divided into the four Shikoku prefectures, Seto Inland Sea region, and the Pilgrimage of Shikoku based on the saint Kukai. Akiko Takemoto is a local schoolteacher near the birthplace of Kukai who has revived the custom of offering free lodging for pilgrims, even from abroad, and Steve McCarty has done in situ research on Kukai and the pilgrimage. Many visitors have used this guidebook, which gives insight into Japanese culture from Emperors to farmers.
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    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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