Japan

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

by Alexander Jacoby

A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.

A Lateral View

A Lateral View

by Donald Richie

A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.

Amorous Woman

Amorous Woman

by Donna George Storey

An American woman's sexual awakening in Japan, testing the limits of love and sensual pleasure.

Being Japanese American

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

Easy and Fun Katakana

Easy and Fun Katakana

by Kiyomi Ogawa & Orrin Cummins

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

Exploring Kyoto

Exploring Kyoto

by Judith Clancy

The Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples....

A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms

A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms

by Hisao Inagaki

A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.

A Shameful Life

A Shameful Life

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.

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Crazy for Kanji

Crazy for Kanji

by Eve Kushner

A passionate and playful guide to kanji that examines characters from every angle for an in-depth understanding.

Eating Wild Japan

Eating Wild Japan

By Winifred Bird

A delicious collection of essays, recipes, and practical plant information exploring Japan's thriving culture of foraged foods.

Family Crests of Japan

Family Crests of Japan

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

A Diplomat in Japan

A Diplomat in Japan

Sir Ernest Satow

The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West.

A Straight Road with 99 Curves

A Straight Road with 99 Curves

by Gregory Shepherd & Ruben LF Habito

From fascination to disillusionment and back, a memoir of one man's quest for Zen and spirituality in America and Japan.

Anime Explosion!

Anime Explosion!

by Patrick Drazen

A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.

Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan

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.

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art

by Ernest F. Fenollosa

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

Forty-Seven Samurai

Forty-Seven Samurai

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.

A Glossary of Zen Terms

A Glossary of Zen Terms

by Hisao Inagaki

Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

by Donald Richie

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.

Basho's Narrow Road

Basho's Narrow Road

by Matsuo Basho

A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Easy and Fun Hiragana

Easy and Fun Hiragana

by Kiyomi Ogawa & Orrin Cummins

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

Evening Clouds

Evening Clouds

by Junzo Shono

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

Green Tea Living

Green Tea Living

by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.

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