by Donald Richie
A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.
by Gil Asakawa
A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.
by Ernest F. Fenollosa
Two volumes of the essential and definitive survey of Chinese and Japanese art in one book.
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 Frederik L. Schodt
The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.
Your favorite Japanese foods, home-cooked, packaged, or served in restaurants, and how they came to delight the American palate.
Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.
by Larry and Qin Herzberg
Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.
Find the beauty and meaning of over 850 family crests found in Japanese tradition.
by Marc Peter Keane
Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.
A renowned designer of Japanese gardens contemplates wildness, humanity, beauty, the liquid state of the world.
by Norris Brock Johnson
A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.
by Amy Chavez
Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!
A new and remarkable look at the sake produced in Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture
by Toshimi A. Kayaki
Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.
by Yoji Yamakuse
Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies?
Observations on the people, culture, and history of Japan from a long-time resident riding the rails along the less-traveled western coastline.
Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.
By Freeman Ng & Cassandra Rockwood Ghanem
Haiku tell the story of the poet Basho and the diaries he wrote while walking throughout Japan in the 1600s.
By Winifred Bird
A delicious collection of essays, recipes, and practical plant information exploring Japan's thriving culture of foraged foods.
by Leonard Koren
An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.
by Azby Brown
How the mindset of traditional Japanese society can guide our own efforts to lead a green lifestyletoday.
by John Gauntner
An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.
by Kakuzo Okakura
An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.