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W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure
Use all W* codes for: popular accounts for general adult readership. DO NOT USE: code ‘W’ itself, but select specific categories from section W*. Use all W* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate.
Prefer: codes from A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, for specialist, technical and academic works
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WJ Lifestyle and personal style guides
WJY Traditional rituals and ceremonies
Class here: Japanese arts of refinement, ceremonies of welcome, bread and salt greetings, Use for: popular works about commonplace, traditional rituals and ceremonies and associated etiquettes, customs or codified conduct, often associated with daily life. Use with: other subject codes to indicate the nature of the ceremony, for example, WBXN12 for a Japanese traditional tea ceremony (Chadō), or WFW for Ikebana (Kadō) or WJJ for the Way of Fragrance (Kōdō).
See also: JBCC6 Cultural studies: customs and traditions
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