SBP 2021-2022 Catalog
Prolific, award-winning translator of classical and modern Japanese poetry Hiroaki Sato recorded histhoughts on American society in mainly two columns across 30-plus years, collected here for the first time.
by Donald Richie
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
Stories from a Japanese master of transformative fiction, where reality, myth, and human foibles meet shifting dimensions of gender, biology, and destiny.
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
By David Watts Barton
An accessible compendium of the most important aspects of Japanese arts, culture and history, for quick reference or a longer, in-depth read, for actual and armchair travelers alike.
By Steve Alpert
An American student in 1970s Kyoto rambles among the city’s beauties and traditions, learning as hegoes.
Sir Ernest Satow
The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West.
by Donna George Storey
An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure.
by Frederik L. Schodt
The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.
by Momoko Kuroda, commentary by Abigail Friedman
Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.
by Homare Endo
An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2.
by Kenji Miyazawa
One night, alone on a hilltop, a young boy is swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way.
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
by Matsuo Basho
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
by Junzo Shono
A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.
by Shun Medoruma, Translated by Takuma Sminkey, Afterword by Kyle Ikeda
A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.
By David Joiner
In Kanazawa, Japan, Emmitt and his wife Mirai clash over how to pursue their future together until a 30-year-old mystery reveals a way forward.
The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.
by Osamu Dazai, translated by Mark Gibeau
A new translation of one of the greatest works of postwar Japanese literature, acutely capturing modern anxiety and alienation.
by Xu Xu, translated by Frederik H. Green
Works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced...
by Hiroaki Sato
One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.
by Shigetaka Komori
CEO Shigetaka Komori's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Kodak failed...
by Lafcadio Hearn
Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.
by Tracy Franz
Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.