Fiction / Poetry

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!

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.

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 

 

A Long Rainy Season


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

Amorous Woman


An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure. 

Basho's Narrow Road


A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Evening Clouds


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

Hidden Buddhas


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

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.

Kwaidan


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


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.


One Hot Summer in Kyoto


The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees...

Other Side River: Free Verse


The second stunning volume of modern Japanese women poets.

Right under the big sky, I don't wear a hat


Haiku and occasional essays from an eccentric personality.

Silver Spoon


Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Still Life and Other Stories


A stunning tapestry of everyday life.

The Cape


An award-winning translation of the classic novella about the Japanese ghetto.

The Haiku Apprentice


Discover the beauty of haiku in this poetic memoir of life abroad.

The Name of the Flower


Extraordinary stories of everyday life.

Wind and Stone


In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this stylistic Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.


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