Books

How to Take a Japanese Bath (Out of Print)


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

Humphrey the Lost Whale


The heartwarming true story of a wrong-way humpback whale who is helped and cheered back to freedom in San Francisco.


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 (Out of Print)


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.

Japanese the Manga Way


A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

Japaneseness


 

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

 

J-Boys (Out of Print)


J-Boys presents an appealing depiction of young boys in mid-1960s Tokyo, a time of lingering social & cultural recovery.

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.

Light from the East (Out of Print)


Important and inspiring teachings of Asian wisdom in a single, accessible volume.

Little Adventures in Tokyo (Out of Print)


An updated edition of what AsiaPacific magazine calls "The best insiders' guide to Tokyo."

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.


Mobile Suit Gundam


The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.

My Year of Dirt and Water


Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Naikan


A unique blend of the spiritual and psychological to help you examine your life, renew your relationships, and reshape your future.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun


The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.

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...

OriGrafix Fun (Out of Print)


Preprinted bold and beautiful origami designs in easy-to-fold large formats.

OriGrafix Japan (Out of Print)


Preprinted with bold and beautiful designs in easy-to-fold large formats.

Other Side River: Free Verse (Out of Print)


The second stunning volume of modern Japanese women poets.

Persona


A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.

Pop Goes Korea (Out of Print)


The story of South Korea's pop-cultural revolution is a tale of rapid growth, wild personalities, and uncanny success.

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe


The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.

Sacred Sanskrit Words


A simple guide to over 160 key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom.

Sarasa Woodblock Patterns (Out of Print)


Classical woodblock designs for creative gifts and inspiration.

Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth


The first book in English to apply ancient Japanese Shinto traditions to daily spiritual fulfillment.

Speak and Read Chinese


A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.

Speak and Read Japanese


A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

Stencil Patterns (Out of Print)


The splendid designs of traditional Asia in a spectacular color format for artists and art lovers.

Still Life and Other Stories


A stunning tapestry of everyday life.

Tantra of the Tachikawa Ryu (Out of Print)


"Enlightenment can only be realized through sexual union, the supreme Buddha activity."

Tenryu-ji


A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.

The Anime Companion 2 (Out of Print)


Become an expert on cultural details commonly seen in Japanese animation, movies, comics and TV shows.

The Broken Bridge (Out of Print)


Absorbing fiction from Outsiders in a land that does not absorb foreigners easily.

The Cape


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

The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools


Finally back in print, an intimate guide to Japanese woodworking tools.

The Donald Richie Reader


The best of an extraordinary expatriate writer.

The Dorama Encyclopedia (Out of Print)


An encyclopedic survey with a sense of humor.

The Flower Shop


The author of Wabi Sabi explores the intersection of beauty and design at an extraordinary flower shop in Vienna.

The Haiku Apprentice


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

The Haiku Seasons (Out of Print)


An inspired introduction to the world of haiku and its seasonal charms.

The Heart Sutra in Calligraphy (Out of Print)


A rich visual edition of the Buddhist classic, featuring original calligraphy and a new translation.


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