An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.
An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.
Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.
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!
A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.
The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.
A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.
The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.
This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students
The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.
The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.
A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.
The essential guidebook to exploring Kyoto on foot, revised and updated!
A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history
Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.
A startling new novel from the author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki.
Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.
A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.
CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed, with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere
A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.
Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."
Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.
Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.
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.
A unique blend of the spiritual and psychological to help you examine your life, renew your relationships, and reshape your future.
The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees...
A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.
The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.
A simple guide to over 160 key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom.
The first book in English to apply ancient Japanese Shinto traditions to daily spiritual fulfillment.
A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.
A stunning tapestry of everyday life.
"Enlightenment can only be realized through sexual union, the supreme Buddha activity."
A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.
An encyclopedic survey with a sense of humor.
Discover the beauty of haiku in this poetic memoir of life abroad.
An exploration of the roots of beauty in Japanese aesthetics.
The complete version of the travel writing classic with photography by Yoichi Midorikawa.
After half a century in Japan: the intimate journals of the great film scholar and cultural observer.
An American girl of Japanese ancestry is exiled in her own country after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
Who founded China? Who are the Chinese people? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The Understanding China Through Comics series answers these questions and more.
An erudite voyage through the details and customs of Japanese life.
In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this stylistic Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.
Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.