Fiction / Poetry
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.
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2
The landmark anthology of contemporary Japanese women's poetry in English translation.
An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure.
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.
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.
Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.
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.
The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees...
The second stunning volume of modern Japanese women poets.
Haiku and occasional essays from an eccentric personality.
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.
A stunning tapestry of everyday life.
An award-winning translation of the classic novella about the Japanese ghetto.
Discover the beauty of haiku in this poetic memoir of life abroad.
Extraordinary stories of everyday life.
In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this stylistic Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.