Prolific, award-winning translator of classical and modern Japanese poetry Hiroaki Sato recorded histhoughts on American society in mainly two columns across 30-plus years, collected here for the first time.
Stories from a Japanese master of transformative fiction, where reality, myth, and human foibles meet shifting dimensions of gender, biology, and destiny.
How the mindset of traditional Japanese society can guide our own efforts to lead a green lifestyletoday.
This new edition marks the 20th anniversary of this important and influential book with new and updated materials.
Introducing Tatsuhiko Shibusawa—Japan’s Italo Calvino—in this fantastical tale of a Japanese prince who encounters both beauty and danger on a pilgrimage to India.
How China became the China we know today, through war and societal transformation.
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.
A delicious collection of essays, recipes, and practical plant information exploring Japan's thriving culture of foraged foods.
In Kanazawa, Japan, Emmitt and his wife Mirai clash over how to pursue their future together until a 30-year-old mystery reveals a way forward.
Marc Peter Keane
A renowned designer of Japanese gardens contemplates wildness, humanity, beauty, the liquid state of the world.
Joiner's second novel set in the fabled Kanazawa area is an intimate yet understated look at an American who seeks recovery after his marriage to a Japanese woman has failed.
60 years of observation: an American journalist’s memoir about Tokyo’s modern urban transformation, its criminal underworld and, oh yes, baseball.
Works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced...
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.
An American student in 1970s Kyoto rambles among the city’s beauties and traditions, learning as hegoes.
Observations on the people, culture, and history of Japan from a long-time resident riding the rails along the less-traveled western coastline.
Sean Michael Wilson and Akiko Shimojima
The true story of how one Japanese village suffered and survived the mercury poisoning of its waters.
The ultimate guidebook to walking the streets of Tokyo that Japan lovers and the curious have been waiting for.
A new and remarkable look at the sake produced in Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture
An informal yet informed journey through the classic works of Japanese cinema and their visionarydirectors.
Frederik L. Schodt
A cultural and personal journey into the famous sutra that teaches "form is emptiness; and emptiness is form."
A unique behind-the-scenes look at Japanese business and how the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki were introduced to the world.
Introducing Hiromi Ito, an award-winning Japanese author who has been compared to Haruki Murakami and Yoko Tawada.
Rebecca Copeland and Linda C. Ehrlich
Women, Magic, Wisdom: Explore a Japanese myth through the words and images of key scholars and artists.