SBP 2020-2021 Catalog
by Donald Richie
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
by Xu Xu, translated by Frederik H. Green
Works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced...
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
by Kenji Miyazawa
One night, alone on a hilltop, a young boy is swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way.
by Mieko Kanai
A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.
by Frederik L. Schodt
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!
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.
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.
The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.
by John Haylock
The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees…
by Kakuzo Okakura
An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
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 Tracy Franz
Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.
by Naoki Inose & Kiroaki Sato
A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.
by Kenji Nakagami
An award-winning translation of the classic novella about the Japanese ghetto.
by Matsuo Basho
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
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 Homare Endo
An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2.
The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.
A stunning tapestry of everyday life.
The best of an extraordinary expatriate writer.