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Pop Culture
2016–2017 NEW RELEASES
: A Gaijin’s Guide to Japanese Gestures and Culture
Christy Colón Hasegawa
: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant
Tim “Swanky” Glazner
• Illustrates common Japanese gestures and defines their meanings and cultural contexts
• Color coded chapters include pantomimes for ordering food, greeting strangers, and slang terms
• Sticking the tip of the thumb between the index and middle fingers indicates having sex
Maido (my dough, not to be confused with that childhood favorite, Play-Doh) describes the most common
Japanese gestures and defines theirmeanings and the cultural contexts that surround them. Japanese gestures
are a world of their own, much the way the language and country are. In the Kansai region of Japan, people
often use the termMaido as a greeting in business and sales, and as a send-off to a business’s best customers
as if to say, “come again” or “thank you.” In this case, Maido is welcoming you to a world in which you don’t
offend every Japanese person youmeet. By learning a few simple gestures you can avoidmaking intercultural
slip-ups and win the respect of locals. And who knows—maybe the next time you walk into the local izakaya
(watering hole), you may be lucky enough to hear someone saying, “Maido! Maido!” to you.
Raised in Japan on a USmilitary base,
Christy ColónHasegawa
was fascinated and at times entertained
by how the gestures her father used didn’t always translate to her mom and the Japanese side of the family.
She is a producer for advertising agency Sid Lee and lives in the Netherlands.
Size: 6" x 9" • 76 color photos • 134 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5267-6 • soft cover • $12.99
• An immersivecollectionof400 eye-candyphotoscommemoratingtheclassicMai-KaiRestaurant’s60thanniversary
• Explores the birth of Polynesian pop culture and history of the world’s greatest Tiki establishment
• Foreword by Sven Kirsten, author of The Book of Tiki and Tiki Pop
In 1956, a few brash young men created the Mai-Kai Restaurant and bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by
poaching key staff from Don the Beachcomber’s, a Polynesian-themed Chicago restaurant. The Mai-Kai
became the playground of celebrities and playboys, and the beautiful women working there used it as a
jumping-off point for adventure and fame. Through first-hand stories and more than 400 images, this book
documents the history, allure, and enduring legacy of the mid-twentieth-century Tiki era. Focusing on the
period 1955 to 1971, it is the story of how the Mai-Kai and its iconic elements came to exist, and the men
and women who shaped it and went on to shape the world. Now listed on the National Register of Historic
Places,Mai-Kai is the only place on earth that still serves theRumRhapsodies thatkicked off that indulgent era.
Tim “Swanky” Glazner
has been collecting and researching midcentury paraphernalia for decades. He
has shared his knowledge in documentaries, articles, seminars, and other media. He is an expert on the Tiki
era—its music, cocktails, ephemera, and history.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 440 color and b/w images • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5126-6 • hard cover • $39.99
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