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Japanese Fairy Tales

di Yei Theodora Ozaki

This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin....

The Book of Tea

di Kakuzo Okakura

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea...

Tales of Old Japan

di Lord Redesdale

Tales of Old Japan is an anthology of short stories, compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale, writing under the better known name of A.B. Mitford. These stories focus on the varying aspects...

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol 1

di Lafcadio Hearn

A Japanese magic-lantern show is essentially dramatic. It is a play of which the dialogue is uttered by invisible personages, the actors and the scenery being only luminous shadows. Wherefore it is peculiarly...

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol 2

The Forgotten Japanese: Encounters with Rural Life and Folklore

di Tsuneichi Miyamoto & Jeffrey Irish

A revealing look at rural lives and lifestyles that have all but disappeared today.


Elements of Japanese Design

di Boye De Mente

Learn the elements of the timeless beauty that is Japanese design in this concise reference volume.

Japanese design is known throughout the world for its beauty, its simplicity, and its blending of traditional...


Sex and the Japanese: The Sensual Side of Japan

di Boye De Mente

Sex and the Japanese provides a broad look at the changing concepts of sexuality in Japanese culture. From the days of concubines and geishas to the present, sex and sexuality in Japan have been more openly...


Comrade Loves the Samurai

di Ihara Saikaku & Edward Powys Mathers

In old Japan, sexual love among the samurai was permissible, and often matured into lifelong companionships. Comrade Loves of the Samurai touches the subject of both normal and abnormal love with honesty and...


Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

di Edogawa Rampo & James Harris

"Rampo is Japan's foremost writer of mystery and tales of suspense."—The Journal of Asian Studies

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with...


The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan

di Arthur Waley & Dennis Washburn

Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment,...


Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture

di Thomas Cleary

The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations...


Japan's Cultural Code Words: Key Terms That Explain the Attitudes and Behavior of the Japanese

di Boye De Mente

Westerners have traditionally been intrigued by Japanese attitudes and behaviors which have been perceived as ranging from cute, quaint, and seductive to strange and sometimes savage. The traditional dual character...


The Japanese Mind

di Roger Davies & Osamu Ikeno

In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their...


True Path of the Ninja: The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki

di Anthony Cummins & Yoshie Minami

True Path of the Ninja is the first authoritative translation in English of the Shoninki—the famous 17th century ninja training manual. Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami worked closely with Dr. Nakashima Atsumi,...


In Ghostly Japan

di Lafcadio Hearn

In Ghostly Japan collects twelve stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn. Some of these stories are ghostly and ghastly, while others are wonderfully benign. Whether he's telling a ghost story or explaining...


Strange But True Stories from Japan

di Jack Seward

Strange but True Stories from Japan is a fascinating collection of vignettes, ranging from historical to the personal. Here you will be exposed to the goings–on of Americans serving time in Japanese prisons...


Japan Unmasked: The Character & Culture of the Japanese

di Boye Lafayette De Mente

The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication—and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world—makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people,...


Japanese Plays: Classic Noh, Kyogen and Kabuki Works

di A.L. Sadler & Paul Atkins

Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the...


Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke

di Thomas Cleary & Oscar Ratti

Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern...


Soul of the Samurai

di Thomas Cleary

In Soul of the Samurai respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese sword master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher...


Wind and Stone

di Masaaki Tachihara

The story of Mizue, a Japanese housewife, and Kase, a traditional-style garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire, and...


The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan

di Suzanne Kamata

Absorbing fiction from Outsiders in a land that does not absorb foreigners easily.


Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture

di Inazo Nitobe

Justice. Courage. Benevolence. Politeness. Sincerity. Honor. Loyalty.

These are the seven precepts of bushido— the code of the samurai. Together, these seven values create a system of beliefs that is unique...


Milky Way Railroad

di Kenji Miyazawa & Joseph Sigrist

A tender, timeless fable about afterlife from Japan's best-loved children's writer.


Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth

di Stuart D. B. Picken

The first book in English to apply ancient Japanese Shinto traditions to daily spiritual fulfillment.


Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

di Gregg Krech

Rooted in Japanese tradition, Naikan ("nye-kahn") is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our interconnections, our missteps. Through Naikan, we develop a natural and profound sense of...


A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

di Donald Richie

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese


Shinto: A Celebration of Life

di Aidan Rankin

Shinto is an ancient faith of forests and snow-capped mountains. It sees the divine in rocks and streams, communing with spirit worlds through bamboo twigs and the evergreen sakaki tree. Yet it is also the manicured...


Tun-huang

di Yasushi Inoue, Jean Oda Moy & Damion Searls

More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and...


Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation

di Karl Taro Greenfeld

This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.


Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

di Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts...


Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

di Roman Cybriwsky

The Historical Dictionary of Tokyo, Second Edition covers Tokyo—one of the world's largest, most important, and most complex cities—from the earliest times to the present. This is done through a chronology,...


Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere: A Memoir

di John Nathan

John Nathan arrived in Tokyo in 1961 fresh out of Harvard College, bringing with him no practical experience, no more than two connections, no prospects, and little else to recommend him but stoic, unflappable...


Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

di Eric Rath

How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? In this fresh look at Japanese culinary history, Eric C. Rath delves into the writings...


Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me

di Lisa F Cook

Six days after an InStyle-worthy wedding in Los Angeles, Lisa Fineberg Cook left behind her little red Jetta, her manicurist of ten years, and her very best friend for the land of the rising sun. When her husband...


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikko

di Isabella L. Bird

Nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and natural historian Isabella Bird contributes this stunning narrative to the genre of early travelogues about Japan. The volume Unbeaten Tracks in Japan includes...


Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2001, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 2000

di Herbert P. Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign...


Winning Go: Successful Moves from the Opening to the Endgame

di Richard Bozulich & Peter Shotwell

This is the first problem book in English to cover the entire game of Go by illustrating the nuances of the opening (fuseki), middle (chuban) and endgame (yose). Also included are chapters on clever moves (tesuji...


Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology of his Writings on the Country and it's People

di Lafcadio Hearn & Donald Richie

Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcaido Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home. Almost more Japanese than the Japanese—"to think with their...


My Asakusa: Coming of Age in Pre-War Tokyo

di Sadako Sawamura & Norman Stafford

Written near the end of Sadako Sawamura's remarkable life, My Asakusa (Watashi co Asakusa) is a charming collection of autobiographical essays by a truly self-made woman. Recalling Japan at a time of great political...


Wisdom of the East: Buddhist Psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin

di Shinran Shonin

Interested in learning more about Buddhism? Tired of watered-down, "Westernized" assessments of this ancient faith tradition? Go straight to the source with this translation of Japanese Buddhist scripture that...


Japan Through the Looking Glass

di Alan Macfarlane

This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers...


Japanese Haiku: Its Essential Nature and History

di Kenneth Yasuda

This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English. While many haiku collections are available to...


A Hundred Verses from Old Japan

di William N Porter

THE Hyaku-nin-isshiu, or 'Single Verses by a Hundred People', were collected together in A.D. 1235. They are placed in approximate chronological order, and range from about the year 670. Perhaps what strikes...


The Samurai Mind: Lessons from Japan's Master Warriors (Classic texts on cultivating mental discipline and achieving victory)

di Christopher Hellman

The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts that convey the essence of traditional samurai warrior ethic from very different, but complementary points of view. These texts range from the...


The Teahouse Fire

di Ellis Avery

"Like attending seasons of elegant tea parties-each one resplendent with character and drama. Delicious."-Maxine Hong Kingston

The story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The...


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