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Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar


Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Sake Confidential


An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.


The Anime Encyclopedia


Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

The Book of Tea


An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.

A Thousand Cranes


How to fold the famous Japanese Paper Crane and string 1,000 cranes, inspired by the story of Sadako and Hiroshima.

The Art of Setting Stones


Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.

The Astro Boy Essays


A tribute to Japan's God of Manga by his long-time American friend and translator. Includes rare, full-color, original Astro Boy Astro Boy art!

Chinese 24/7


A fun, blog-like approach to learning Mandarin Chinese.

The Four Immigrants Manga


The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!

Tokio Whip


A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.

A Diplomat in Japan


The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West

America and the Four Japans


A readable overview of the ever-changing relationship between Japan and the United States.

Hojoki


A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.

Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun


An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

Kanji Starter 1


A quick and simple way to deconstruct and demystify kanji.

The Osamu Tezuka Story


A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors


A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.

A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms


A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.

A Glossary of Zen Terms


Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice


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