Books

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.

Hojoki


A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.

Kanji Starter 1


A quick and simple way to deconstruct and demystify kanji.

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

A Lateral View


A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.

A Long Rainy Season


The landmark anthology of contemporary Japanese women's poetry in English translation.

A Straight Road with 99 Curves


From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics


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

Anime Classics Zettai!


The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.

Anime Explosion!


A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)


The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

Basho's Narrow Road


A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Being Japanese American


A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

China Survival Guide


This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings


A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students

Crazy for Kanji


Nearly one hundred carnivals of kanji fun, including puzzles, amazing facts, and even kanji sudoku!

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)


The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Dreamland Japan


The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Evening Clouds


A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.

Exploring Kyoto


The essential guidebook to exploring Kyoto on foot, revised and updated!

Gardens of Gravel and Sand


A philosophical photo-essay and inquiry into Japanese rock gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.

Green Tea Living


Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.


Here Comes The Sun


At 44, a Berkeley-raised American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopt—a story of triumphant love for families everywhere.

Hidden Buddhas


A startling new novel from the author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki.

How to Take a Japanese Bath


An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.

I Wait For The Moon


Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.

In the Woods of Memory


A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.

Innovating Out Of Crisis


CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed, with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere

Japanese Beyond Words


A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.

Japanese Garden Notes


Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

Japaneseness


 

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."

 

Kanji Box


Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Kanji Pict-o-Graphix


A visual delight, this bestselling, award-winning book makes a great classroom resource and a wonderful study aid.

Kanji Starter 2


The second volume of the quick and simple way to learn kanji.

Kwaidan


Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide


Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

Michael Rowley's Kanji Pictographix Dragon Book


For the first time, a full-color selection of Michael Rowley's best-selling Japanese kanji mnemonics, especially for beginners!

Milky Way Railroad


One night, alone on a hilltop, a young boy is swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way. A classic in Japan, this tender fable is a book of great wisdom, offering insight into the afterlife.



RSS