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Japan: The Road to the North

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches

JPN91
Nobuyuki Yuasa (Translator), Basho Matsuo
Penguin
1967
178
0140441859
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These marvelous prose-and-poetry sketches by the famous poet wanderer Basho (1644-94) invoke the mysteries of the cosmos manifest in the Japanese landscape. With some of the most perfect 17-syllable haiku ever composed.
$15.00

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

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

Tokyo Map

JPN102
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3866090765
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated map of Tokyo at a scale of 1:17,000.
$7.95

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

Fodor's Tokyo's 25 Best

JPN05
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2015
128
110187936X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket map and practical guide.
$13.99

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

A Modern History of Japan

JPN427
Andrew Gordon
Oxford University Press
2013
417
0199930155
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor at Harvard, Gordon takes students from the days of the shogunate -- the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family --t hrough the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late 19th century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization; and the nation's first experiments with democracy after World War I.
$54.95

A Traveller's History of Japan

JPN09
Richard Tames
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566564042
PAPER
History
1/24/2018
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

How to Walk

WLK16
Thich Nhat Hanh
S.C.B.
2015
120
1937006921
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
In this pocket-sized guide to mindful walking, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn introduces the art of walking, demonstrating how a walk can help diminish depression and reawaken wonder.
$9.95

Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns

JPN463
Constantine Nomikos Vaporis
Perseus
2013
296
0813349001
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the early 16th century up to the mid-19th century, this series of primary documents charts Japanese history from Tokugawa Ieyasu to the overthrow of the shogunate.
$40.00

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

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

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

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

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

JPN94
Isabella Bird
Dover Publications
2005
336
0486445151
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bird's narrative of her travels in Japan in 1878, just after the country re-opened its doors to the world. She spent little time on the cities, heading straight out to meet the peasants in their fields.
$14.95

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

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

Narrow Road to the Interior

JPN219
Matsuo Basho
Shambhala
2000
136
0877736448
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A handsome edition of Basho's tales as translated by Sam Hamill.
$18.95

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 Classic Tradition of Haiku, An Anthology

JPN501
Faubion Bowers (Editor)
Dover Publications
1996
96
0486292746
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Featuring translations by top-tier scholars and work by masters of the form, this collection of haiku poetry is a good introduction to Japanese literature and aesthetic. The work presented spans over 400 years (1488-1902).
$3.00

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

The Heike Story, A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and War

JPN500
Eiji Yoshikawa, Fuki Wooyenaka Uramatsu (Translator)
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2011
576
4805310448
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern Japanese classic, this novel dramatizes the experience of a gentle, enlightened man of the Heike clan who came to power by leaving a trail of bloodshed and ruin. Originally published in 1956.
$27.95

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

More Books

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
$23.95

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

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.
$40.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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Cultural Portrait
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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
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Literature
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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