Culture, Food & Design

A Lateral View

A Lateral View

by Donald Richie

A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.

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.

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

by Marc Peter Keane

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

Sake Confidential

Sake Confidential

by John Gauntner

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

The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross

The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross

by T.K. Nakagaki

A remarkable cross-cultural history that rescues the swastika, an ancient Buddhist symbol, from its deployment by the forces of hate.

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.

China Smart

China Smart

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

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

Green Tea Living

Green Tea Living

by Toshimi A. Kayaki

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

Japaneseness

Japaneseness

by Yoji Yamakuse

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

Tenryu-ji

Tenryu-ji

by Norris Brock Johnson

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

The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools

The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools

by Kip Mesirow & Ron Herman

Finally back in print, an intimate guide to Japanese woodworking tools.

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!

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.

How to Take a Japanese Bath

How to Take a Japanese Bath

by Leonard Koren

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

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

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.

The Art of Setting Stones

The Art of Setting Stones

by Marc Peter Keane

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

The Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden

by Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from T'ang China to the present day...

Basho's Haiku Journeys

Basho's Haiku Journeys

Haiku tell the story of the poet Basho and the diaries he wrote while walking throughout Japan in the 1600s.

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.

Japan from Anime to Zen

Japan from Anime to Zen

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.

Of Arcs and Circles

Of Arcs and Circles

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

The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

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

The Mikado's Empire

The Mikado's Empire

by William Elliot Griffis

In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan.

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