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Culture, Food & Design

A Lateral View

A Lateral View

Donald Richie

A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.

Being Japanese American

Being Japanese American

Gil Asakawa

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

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art

Ernest F. Fenollosa

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

Japan from Anime to Zen

Japan from Anime to Zen

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.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

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.

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

Gil Asakawa

Your favorite Japanese foods, home-cooked, packaged, or served in restaurants, and how they came to delight the American palate.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Donald Richie

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

China Smart

China Smart

Larry and Qin Herzberg

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.

Family Crests of Japan

Family Crests of Japan

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

Japanese Garden Notes

Japanese Garden Notes

Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

Of Arcs and Circles

Of Arcs and Circles

Marc Peter Keane

A renowned designer of Japanese gardens contemplates wildness, humanity, beauty, the liquid state of the world.

Tenryu-ji

Tenryu-ji

Norris Brock Johnson

A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Amy Chavez

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

Discovering Yamaguchi Sake

Discovering Yamaguchi Sake

Jim Rion

A new and remarkable look at the sake produced in Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture

Green Tea Living

Green Tea Living

Toshimi A. Kayaki

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

Japaneseness

Japaneseness

Yoji Yamakuse

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies?

Off the Beaten Tracks in Japan

Off the Beaten Tracks in Japan

John Dougill

Observations on the people, culture, and history of Japan from a long-time resident riding the rails along the less-traveled western coastline.

The Art of Setting Stones

The Art of Setting Stones

Marc Peter Keane

Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.

Basho's Haiku Journeys

Basho's Haiku Journeys

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.

Eating Wild Japan

Eating Wild Japan

Winifred Bird

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

How to Take a Japanese Bath

How to Take a Japanese Bath

Leonard Koren

An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.

Just Enough

Just Enough

Azby Brown

How the mindset of traditional Japanese society can guide our own efforts to lead a green lifestyle
today.

Sake Confidential

Sake Confidential

John Gauntner

An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.

The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea

Kakuzo Okakura

An affordable version of the classic 1906 essay on tea drinking and aesthetics.

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