SBP 2020-2021 Catalog
by Alexander Jacoby
A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.
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 Matsuo Basho
A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.
by Kiyomi Ogawa & Orrin Cummins
Learn the basic Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.
by Judith Clancy
The Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples....
A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.
by Hisao Inagaki
A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.
by Donald Richie
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
by Gil Asakawa
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.
Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.
Find the beauty and meaning of over 850 family crests found in Japanese tradition.
by Leonard Koren
An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.
Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice.
by Amy Chavez
Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!
by Eve Kushner
A passionate and playful guide to kanji that examines characters from every angle for an in-depth understanding.
By Winifred Bird
A delicious collection of essays, recipes, and practical plant information exploring Japan's thriving culture of foraged foods.
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 Momoko Kuroda, commentary by Abigail Friedman
Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
by Patrick Drazen
A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.
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 Junzo Shono
A masterpiece of quiet lyricism set against a backdrop of change and renewal in suburban Tokyo.
by Toshimi A. Kayaki
Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.
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.