The Book of Tea

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

A String of Flowers, Untied... (Out of Print)

A new translation of the most lyrical moments from Japan's great classical romance.


A luminous translation of the classic Buddhist poem.

A Lateral View

A revealing look at contemporary Japanese culture.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

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

Basho's Narrow Road

A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu

Introducing the works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced, and newly "discovered" in the West.

Evening Clouds

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

I Wait For The Moon

Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.

Right under the big sky, I don't wear a hat

Haiku and occasional essays from an eccentric personality.

The Silver Spoon

Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.