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The Inland Sea

JPN13
Donald Richie
Stone Bridge
2015
288
1611720249
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Richie's masterpiece, more than a travel account, is a beautiful reflection on all things Japanese by one of its most acute observers.
$18.95

Bending Adversity, Japan and the Art of Survival

JPN441
David Pilling
Penguin Putnam
2015
416
0143126954
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Financial Times Asia editor Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of Japan after the 2011 tsunami. He interviews, among many, novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists, bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians.
$18.00

Culture Smart! Japan

JPN269
Paul Norbury
Kuperard
2017
168
185733860X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, this is a helpful travel tool for visitors to Japan.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Japan

JPN130
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
408
1465457194
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Dazzling illustrations, architectural cutaways and color photographs, along with useful local maps, give this guide to Japan's many attractions a distinct edge.
$28.00

Japan Map

JPN06
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2015
2
3831772916
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome, detailed map of Japan at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
$14.95

Japan Adventure Map

JPN430
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956161
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on waterproof and tear-resistant paper, this double-sided map shows all the islands of Japan at a scale of 1:1,300,000.
$11.95

Cultureshock! Japan

JPN538
Raina Ong
National Book Network
2017
296
9814771015
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Ideal for those living in, working in or simply soaking up Japan, this overview of culture and etiquette features history, traditions, beliefs, cuisine and leisure activities as well as hints for language-learners and business people.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook

JPN136
Yoshi Abe
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574497
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Japan's Cuisines

JPN490
Eric C. Rath
Reaktion Books
2016
304
1780236433
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This illustrated overview charts the transformation of Japanese cuisine over the ages, revealing the influences of private and public institutions, exploring the rise of tea and showing how lunch became a gourmet meal.
$45.00

Super Sushi Ramen Express

JPN494
Michael Booth
Picador USA
2017
336
1250145686
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Using keen insight and sarcastic wit, Booth describes the cuisine and culture of Japan as he recaps the nearly three months-long foodie road trip he and his family took through the island nation. A fun journey, sure to both entertain and inform.
$16.00

Tokyo Street Food

JPN533
Tomoko Kaji, Luk Thys, Tom Vandenberghe
National Book Network
2017
216
9401437572
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Keeping a sharp eye on authenticity and delicious dishes, this culinary profile of Tokyo's street food uncovers the best recipes from Japan's capital. Culinary explorer Tom Vandenberghe and his foodie companions chronicle an in-depth journey through Tokyo
$34.95

A Concise History of Japan

JPN462
Brett L. Walker
Cambridge University Press
2015
280
052117872X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing history that traces Japan from its earliest archaeological remains through its ascent from the ashes of WWII. Walker reassesses Japan in light of key themes, especially his area of expertise: climate change.
$30.99

A Traveller's History of Japan

JPN09
Richard Tames
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566564042
PAPER
History
3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
A lively and concise narrative history of Japan and its transformation from Shinto, Shogun and Samurai traditions to 20th-century powerhouse.
$14.95

Hiroshima

JPN20
John Hersey
Vintage Books
1989
152
0679721037
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This classic book, first published in 1946, has been hailed as the greatest piece of journalism in the 20th century. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Hersey puts a human face on the Hiroshima tragedy through interviews with survivors.
$7.95

Inventing Japan, 1853-1964

JPN139
Ian Buruma
Modern Library
2004
194
0812972864
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A favorite writer with keen insight about Japan, Buruma offers an admirably succinct, dramatic history of Japan's transformation from feudal state to host of the 1964 Olympics, with a focus on World War II.
$17.00

Japan, Its History and Culture

JPN03
W. Scott Morton
McGraw-Hill
2004
311
0071412808
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An introduction to Japanese history, people and culture from ancient origins to contemporary society. With selections from Japanese literature and arts, anecdotes and illustrations.
$22.00

Kyoto, A Cultural History

JPN178
John Dougill
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195301382
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A rich portrait and guide to the gardens, monasteries, art, history and culture of Kyoto, once Japan's capital, founded 1,200-years ago.
$23.75

The Book of Tea

JPN21
Kakuzo Okakura
Stone Bridge
2006
116
1933330171
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A graceful, witty meditation on Japanese aesthetics and culture as reflected through the tea ceremony. A celebrity and cultural ambassador, Okakura was a curator at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
$9.95

The Little Book of Japan

JPN443
Charlotte Anderson, Gorazd Vilhar
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2013
192
4805312130
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Veteran Japanophiles Vilhar and Anderson produced this illuminating collection of 44 essays on Japanese life and culture, which, even in the 21st century remains elusive and poorly understood.
$16.95

The Samurai

JPN498
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
2016
208
1472813723
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A condensed, but highly enjoyable introduction to the samurai, lavishly illustrated. Turnbull, a leading authority on the samurai, explores the ordinary and extraordinary sides of the legendary, elite warrior cult.
$15.00

Tokyo, A Biography

JPN496
Stephen Mansfield
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
224
4805313293
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his 500-year history of Tokyo, Mansfield presents the Japanese capital as an "indestructible organism" that has survived bombs, earthquakes and radiation and continues to thrive. An easy introduction to a fascinating city.
$15.95

Hiroshige, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

JPN330
Melanie Trede, Lorenz Bichler
Taschen
2010
240
3836521202
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A sumptuous, large format edition of the 19th-century ukiyo-e masterpiece, a series of lively woodblock prints of bustling Edo, now known as Tokyo, reproduced from the rare complete set at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo.
$39.99

In Praise of Shadows

JPN19
Junichiro Tanizaki
Gardners Books
2010
73
0099283573
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This extended essay by the great Japanese novelist, first published in 1933, offers tremendous insight into traditional Japanese art, architecture and design.
$16.00

Japanese Art and Design

JPN469
Greg Irvine
Harry N. Abrams
2015
240
1851778551
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the unparalleled collection at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, this monograph showcases outstanding examples of Japanese art, from the Samurai and Edo periods to contemporary manga. Its 10 chapters focus on subjects like the tea ceremony and the effects of Western trade and Zen Buddhism on Japanese art.
$45.00

Japanese Design, Art, Aesthetics & Culture

JPN458
Patricia J. Graham
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2014
160
4805312505
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In this handbook to Japanese aesthetics and design principles, Asian art expert Patricia Graham focuses on 10 elements of Japanese design. She clues readers in to the allure of Japanese culture with explanatory text and more than 160 color photos.
$24.95

The Art of Setting Stones & Other Writings from the Japanese Garden

JPN124
Marc P. Keane
Stone Bridge
2002
196
1880656701
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In these lyrical essays, Kyoto resident and landscape architect Marc Peter Keane uses eight Japanese gardens as bases for essays on nature, religion and aesthetics. His rich, meditative excursions find beauty in garden composition - every element gaining importance and interconnectedness.
$16.95

Learning to Bow, Inside the Heart of Japan

JPN111
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
321
0060577207
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
As surprising, helpful and informative as it is funny, this is an insightful account of travels and teaching in Japan. Feiler presents anecdotes on the rituals, personality traits and cultural peccadilloes of the Japanese.
$14.99

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye

JPN460
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
336
0393352293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
When her American father passes away, Mockett seeks consolation in her mother’s home country of Japan. She visits a radiation zone, a Buddhist school, temples and festivals in an effort to understand the Japanese way of grieving, to bury her dead and find healing.
$16.95

Memoirs of a Geisha, A Novel

JPN45
Arthur Golden
Vintage Books
1999
434
0679781587
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The runaway best-selling novel about a geisha in the celebrated Gion district of Kyoto. A major feat of literary impersonation, the novel is rich in period detail and ceremony.
$16.00

South of the Border, West of the Sun

JPN213
Haruki Murakami
Vintage Books
2000
224
0679767398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Murakami stirs jazz, neon-lit streets, out of the way shrines, hustle and bustle and wonder into this lyrical tale of love in contemporary Tokyo.
$15.00

The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction

JPN504
Michael Emmerich (Editor)
Independent Publishers Group
2015
224
1905583575
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This anthology of contemporary Japanese short stories was edited with the traveler in mind. The ten pieces of literature, mystery, science fiction and horror form an imaginary tour of the city of Tokyo.
$15.99

The Makioka Sisters

JPN41
Tanizaki Junichiro
Vintage Books
1995
530
0679761640
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of a merchant family in prewar Osaka and the struggle of four beautiful sisters to maintain their position in society after the death of their parents, also made into a delightful film by Ichikawa.
$16.95

The Samurai

JPN157
Shusaku Endo
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1997
272
0811213463
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This historical novel by one of Japan's best-known modern writers is set in the world of the 17th-century Samurai. A Roman Catholic, Endo explored Christianity and morals in his many novels and stories.
$16.95

Thousand Cranes

JPN34
Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator)
Random House
1996
147
0679762655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novella by the great Kawabata may be Japan's best-known literary work, a story of love, grief and redemption. Kawabata's prose is as economical as the tea ceremony itself and very beautiful.
$15.00

Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia

JPN332
Mark Brazil
Princeton University Press
2009
520
0691139261
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 234 superb color plates, Brazil's comprehensive guide includes birds found in Japan, Korea and Taiwan along with adjacent areas of Asia and Kamchatka.
$39.95

Japan Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide

JPN537
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2017
1620052768
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated, lightweight, and pocket-sized folding guide.
$7.95

For Kids

Japanese Tales

JPN95
Royall Tyler
Pantheon Books
2002
340
0394756568
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A fine collection of Japanese tales throughout the ages.
$19.95

The Big Wave

JPN96
Pearl Buck
HarperCollins
1986
57
0064401715
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Pearl S. Buck's children's classic, in which a Japanese boy escapes a tidal wave that destroys the rest of his village. Ages 9-12.
$6.99

Grass Sandals, The Travels of Basho

JPN97
Dawnine Spivak, Demi (Illustrator)
Atheneum
2009
40
1442409363
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beautiful picture book based on the travel journals of the haiku poet Basho. The story communicates the simplicity of Basho's life and much of the ethos of daily life in old Japan.
$18.99

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

JPN98
Rhoda Blumberg
HarperCollins
2003
144
0060086254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newberry Honor Book offers a nonfiction account of Matthew Perry's pivotal expedition to 1850s Japan, written for ages 9 to 12.
$9.99

The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice

JPN212
Allen Say
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
160
0618216138
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Living on his own in post-war Japan, a determined young boy from an aristocratic family apprentices himself to one of Japan's foremost cartoonists in this autobiographical novel by the Caldecott Medalist of Grandfather's Journey.
$7.99

Japanese Traditions: Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri

JPN385
Willamarie Moore, Setsu Broderick
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2010
48
4805310898
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Coauthor and illustrator Broderick draws from her childhood spent in Japan to create this bright and charming depiction of year of festivities. Includes bright illustrations and simple games for the whole family.
$16.95

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima, A Little Bonsai With a Big Story

JPN470
Sandra Moore
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
32
4805313471
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This true children's story, told from the perspective of a bonsai tree, is a heartwarming and educational look at WWII and the legacy of the atomic bomb. Written for children grades 2 to 6.
$14.95

Once Upon a Time in Japan

JPN474
Juliet Carpenter (Translator), Roger Pulvers (Translator), Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
120
4805313595
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First broadcast as a popular Japanese radio series, this collection of fairytales is geared for readers ages 8 to 11. Eight of Japan's oldest and most beloved tales mix people, animals and magical beings and impart traditional folk wisdom. Includes an audio CD.
$16.95

My First Book of Japanese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

JPN531
Aya Padron (Illustrator), Michelle Haney Brown
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
32
0804849536
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards young readers ages 3 to 8, this illustrated introduction to the Japanese language is a fun way for children (and their parents!) to learn common words and phrases, with an emphasis on the basic sounds.
$10.95

Diary of a Tokyo Teen

JPN532
Christine Mari Inzer
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
128
480531396X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Teenaged Inzi returns to her birth-country for the first time and captures her experiences through illustrations, photos and musings in this critically acclaimed graphic novel. Through her journeys, she encounters the best sushi of her life, meets geishas in Kyoto and explores the fashion scene in Tokyo’s Harajuku district.
$14.99

Lonely Planet City Trails: Tokyo

JPN536
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
104
1786577267
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Here's a book about Tokyo that's seriously streetwise. Colorful themed trails, from history and culture to food and nature, reveal amazing facts and intriguing tales that kids won't find on the tourist routes. We'll show them where to bathe in chocolate,
$12.99

More Books

The Lady and the Monk, Four Seasons in Kyoto

JPN32
Pico Iyer
Vintage Books
1992
337
0679738347
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Deeply romanticized, this short novel is nonetheless redolent in the places, sights and sounds of modern day Kyoto. Iyer writes with infectious charm the story of a young American man and his affair with a bored Japanese married woman.
$16.00

Japanese Inn

JPN39
Oliver Statler
University of Hawaii Press
1982
365
0824808185
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Life over four generations at a country inn. An impressionistic overview of traditional Japan solidly based on actual historic events. Illustrated with 50 Japanese prints.
$24.00

Snow Country

JPN40
Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator), Yasunari Kawabata
Vintage Books
1996
175
0679761047
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lyrical, moving novel about the affair between a Tokyo businessman and a geisha, set at a spa in the mountains. The author won the Nobel Prize.
$15.00

Lafcadio Hearn's Japan

JPN50
Lafcadio Hearn, Donald Richie (Editor)
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2007
256
4805308737
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An astute sampling of the 19th-century teacher and translator's stories, letters and reflections on Japan and it people as selected by Donal Richie, who provides the preface and introduction. Heard died in Tokyo in 1904.
$16.95

Japanese Garden Design

JPN52
Marc P. Keane, Haruzo Ohashi (Photographer)
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
192
4805314257
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This illustrated introduction to Japanese gardens illuminates social, religious and historical concepts that shape garden aesthetics. With chapters on Japanese garden origins, gardens of Heian aristocrats, tea gardens and Zen Buddhist gardening.
$19.95

Embracing Defeat, Japan in the Wake of WWII

JPN54
John W. Dower
W. W. Norton & Company
2000
676
0393320278
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A social and political history of the postwar years in Japan. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, it's an eye-opening account by a leading scholar of Japanese-American relations at MIT.
$21.95

Tale of the Heike

JPN75
Helen Craig McCullough (Translator)
Stanford University Press
1988
489
0804718032
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Japan's most famous war tale about the fall of the Taira (Heike) clan and the victory of the Minamoto (Genji) during the end of the 12th century.
$29.95

Tokyo, A View of the City

JPN90
Donald Richie
Reaktion Books
1999
142
1861890346
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Richie's literate essay on the culture, history and fabric of Tokyo, where he lived for 50 years, is structured as a geographic tour starting at the Imperial Palace and branching out. With black-and-white photos.
$25.00

The Essential Haiku, Versions of Basho, Buson and Issa

JPN93
Robert Hass
Ecco Press
1994
329
0880013516
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of haiku, tenderly translated, by three Japanese masters of the form. Edited by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass.
$16.99

Geisha, A Life

JPN131
Mineko Iwasaki
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
368
0743444299
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The memoir of a celebrated Geisha, rich in details of life in Kyoto's Gion Kobu district. Iwasaki was the chief source of information for Arthur Golden's best-selling "Memoirs of a Geisha."
$17.00

Untangling My Chopsticks, A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

JPN135
Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Broadway Books
2004
304
076790852X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this beguiling memoir, Riccardi writes with verve of cultural encounters, bewilderment and discovery in Kyoto. If you've ever parted the drapes of a Japanese restaurant to face a room full of people and blank stares, you'll really appreciate the book. With 25 recipes for traditional and less traditional Japanese dishes.
$19.00

The Concubine's Tattoo

JPN231
Laura Joh Rowland
St. Martin's Press
2000
0312969228
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sano Ichiro, is called upon to investigate a young concubine who was poisoned while applying a lover's tattoo, but the case is complicated by his new wife's interventions in the investigation, in a mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan.
$6.99

Hiroshima Traces, Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

JPN239
Lisa Yoneyama
University of California Press
1999
301
0520085876
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A unique examination of the Hiroshima tragedy and its legacy as told through first hand accounts and period texts.
$33.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia

JPN264
Shimba Tadao
Yale University Press
2008
512
0300135564
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide, featuring 800 color photo-graphs, up-to-date range maps and identification, covers the birds of not only Japan but also neighboring mainland Korea, Northeast China and Eastern Siberia.
$44.00

Fodor's Japan

JPN310
Josh McIlvain
Fodor's
2016
864
1101879718
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This up-to-date Fodor's guide features invaluable recommendations on where to stay and eat and what to do. Compact and portable, it's ideal for either a weekend trip or an extended visit.
$25.99

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

JPN331
Charles J. Dunn
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2008
208
4805310057
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This detailed evocation of traditional Edo Japan portrays all walks of life -- samurai, farmers, courtiers, priests, outcasts and merchants -- with hundreds of marvelous black and white illustrations.
$16.95

Zen and Japanese Culture

JPN338
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Princeton University Press
2010
478
0691144621
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Suzuki describes Zen, its ideas, origins and practice in simple, poetic language, conveying how the Zen emphasis on simplicity has shaped a Japanese aesthetic. A classic by the hugely influential Zen master, first published in 1959.
$24.95

Japan in World History

JPN367
James L. Huffman
Oxford University Press
2010
176
0195368088
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief and compelling history with a strong focus on Japan's foreign relations and analysis of relevant social, cultural and economic factors.
$21.95

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

JPN389
Yukio Mishima
Vintage Books
1994
262
0679752706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Inspired by historical events, this powerful first novel by the great 20th-century Japanese writer tells the story of the monk who burned the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto.
$16.00

Are We There Yet?

JPN398
Peter Matthiessen
Counterpoint
2010
158
1582436304
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Matthiessen's travels to Japan to visit the great Zen masters.
$29.95

Xenophobe's Guide to the Japanese

JPN426
Sahoko Kaji
Trafalgar Square
2011
92
1906042403
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$9.95

Living in Japan

JPN433
Reto Guntli (Photographer)
Taschen
2013
200
3836535009
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
One in a series of illustrated guides, focusing on design and the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today, by the art publisher Taschen.
$14.99

The Atomic Bomb, Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

JPN435
Mark Selden
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
1997
256
087332773X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This compilation of factual accounts, short stories, photographs, poems and drawings is a vivid look at people's experiences with the atom bomb.
$47.95

Essential Japanese

JPN438
Living Language
Living Language
2012
0307478645
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.99

Chronicles of My Life, An American in the Heart of Japan

JPN440
Donald Keene
Columbia University Press
2009
196
0231144415
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this lyrical memoir, Keene traces his love affair with Japan back over 50 years of personal experiences, literary delights and conflicted emotions (as an enlisted soldier during WWII). Illustrated by artist Akira Yamaguchi.
$26.95

Eagle Against the Sun, The American War With Japan

WAR189
Ronald H. Spector
Vintage Books
1985
624
0394741013
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A superb, readable history of the Pacific War with Japan that draws on newly-declassified intelligence documents, Japanese archival material and memoirs of soldiers and politicians.
$20.00

Botchan

JPN442
Soseki Natsume
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2013
192
4805312637
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Japanese literary classic that is still read today by Japanese adults and students alike. Botchan, a young teacher from Tokyo, takes a post in Maysuyama on the island of Shikoku, beginning a quest for love and understanding. Soseki Natsume is considered the greatest writer in modern Japanese history.
$11.95

A Geek in Japan, Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

JPN444
Hector Garcia
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2011
160
4805311290
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An introduction to modern Japanese society in a series of short essays accompanied by loads of color photographs. A funny, highly readable guide to modern Japan, especially for the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, anime, manga and video games.
$18.95

Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide

JPN446
Judith Clancy
Stone Bridge
2012
261
161172001X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Travelers can enjoy healthy, delicious cuisine in traditional Kyoto townhomes (called machiya) by visiting one of the 140-plus restaurants recommended in this guide. Features maps, dining etiquette and architectural history.
$16.95

The Rough Guide to Japan

JPN447
Simon Richmond
Rough Guides
2017
896
0241279151
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Japan in the literate, informative Rough Guide style.
$28.99

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

JPN448
Haruki Murakami
Alfred Knopf
2014
400
0385352107
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Simple train station engineer Tsukuru Tazaki journeys through Japan and Europe to discover the mysterious source of his alienation.
$25.95

Tokyo, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

JPN452
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2014
132
9881222761
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Wallpaper City Guide Osaka

JPN454
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2014
128
0714868361
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

The Iris Fan, A Novel of Feudal Japan

JPN457
Laura Joh Rowland
St. Martins
2014
352
1250047064
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Balancing a disintegrating marriage, the assassination of the shogun and the prospect of permanent retirement, Sano Ichiro must solve the most difficult case of his career. Last in a series.
$25.99

Groovy Tokyo Map

JPN461
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2014
1
9745251801
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Tokyo. Includes maps and insets of Greater Tokyo, the downtown, Shibuya, Ginzqa, Roppongi and Shinjuku, plus helpful local listings. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches.
$8.95

Picking Bones from Ash

JPN465
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Graywolf Press
2011
284
1555975763
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this powerful debut novel, Marie Mutsuki Mockett spins a tale three generations long -- three women whose lives are shaped by the haunting spirits of Japanese lore found in the bamboo forests of northern Japan.
$15.00

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: An Illustrated History, Anthology and Guide

JPN466
Robert O'Connor, Magnus Bartlett
Odyssey Publications
2015
304
962217860X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the infamous WWII bombings, this anthology of literary extracts, rarely seen photos and primary documents lays out the story of these twinned cities.
$24.95

Nagasaki, Life After Nuclear War

JPN473
Susan Southard
Viking
2016
416
0143109421
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Published in time for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, this work of narrative journalism uses the first-hand experiences of five "hibakusha" (those Japanese affected by the atom bomb) for a reliable look into their enduring experiences.
$17.00

Insight Guides Explore Tokyo

JPN475
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
144
178005680X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Tokyo recommends 14 routes around the city. Each route features trademark Insight coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus full-color photographs and a pull-out map.
$12.99

Monocle Tokyo Guide

JPN478
Monocle
Prestel
2015
146
3899555740
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Tokyo features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

Walking the Kiso Road: A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan

JPN480
William Scott Wilson
Shambhala
2015
288
1611801257
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
William Scott Wilson travels along the ancient Kiso Road, historically used by samurai and warlords and relatively unchanged today. As he makes his way, Wilson engagingly ruminates on Japanese history, culture and folklore.
$16.95

Japan by Rail, Includes Rail Route Guide and 30 City Guides

JPN484
Ramsey Zarifeh
Trailblazer
2016
480
1905864752
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Great for getting the most out of Japan on a tight budget, this informed guide includes plenty of maps and recommendations for routes, places to stay, eat and sightsee. Japan Rail Pass sold separately!
$24.95

Japanese Soul Cooking

JPN488
Harris Salat, Tadashi Ono
Ten Speed Press
2013
247
1607743523
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Through more than 100 recipes, fascinating narration and mouth-watering photos, the authors introduce Japanese comfort food, including favorites like tempura and ramen, to show the lighter side of the national cuisine.
$27.50

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka

JPN505
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
192
1786576554
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to Kyoto and Osaka that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Insight Pocket Guide Japan

JPN511
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
144
1786715716
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient, slim volume features color photographs, many maps (including a handy fold-out map of the country), good short descriptions of major points of interest and other practical information.
$9.99

Lonely Planet Kyoto City Map

JPN535
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1
178657912X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Lonely Planet's attractive map of Kyoto is scaled so that one inch equals 0.1 miles and features sights and a helpful inset of the transit system. Printed on durable, waterproof Tyvek, the map also slips into a protective jacket.
$7.99