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Crazy for Kanji


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

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again (Out of Print)


“[Wes “Scoop” Nisker] delivers zen zingers with Borscht Belt timing.”—The New York Times


Designing with Kanji (Out of Print)


Japanese words in a fun resource for designers, artists, and tattooers.


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.

Easy and Fun Hiragana


Learn the basic Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Easy and Fun Katakana


Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art


Two volumes of the essential and definitive survey of Chinese and Japanese art in one book.

Evening Clouds


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

Exploring Kyoto (Our of Print)


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

Exploring Kyoto


This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


Family Crests of Japan


Find the beauty and meaning of over 850 family crests found in Japanese tradition

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)


A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history

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 (Out of Print)


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

Hidden Buddhas (Out of Print)


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

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.



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