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JQ Magazine review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marc Peter Keane, author of Japanese Garden Notes, was featured in GQ Magazine!
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The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia review of "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, writing that it's "a book which can be returned to as both aesthetically pleasing and as a reference for some of the world’s most renowned gardens."
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Cultural Reflections in Japanese and American Cinema

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If art is the backbone of culture, the underlying essence that reflects and informs how life is experienced, then exploring the nuanced and often drastic distinctions between the art of different regions can reveal collective perceptions of the human experience and the world at large.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: "Green Tea Living" by Toshimi A. Kayaki

Intern Intern - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Summer is upon us, and it's going to be a hot one! This is a good thing, of course, so long as you take the necessary precautions to prevent the sunshine from spoiling your skin and fun. In light of this, we’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Toshimi A. Kayaki’s “Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness”, a book that Eco-Libris recommends “for everyone who is looking to be healthier, happier and more eco-friendly." Read More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in The New York Times

Intern Intern - Friday, June 02, 2017

Congratulations to Marc Peter Keane for having his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, featured in The New York Times! Read More


The Japan Times book review: "Japanese Garden Notes"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

The Japan Times recently reviewed Marc Peter Keane's new book, Japanese Garden Notes, lauding it as a "gorgeous photo book" that "carefully considers" the aesthetics of Japanese gardens – much appreciated! Read More


Tofugu speaks with SBP author and translator Fred Schodt

Intern Intern - Monday, May 15, 2017

In this interview, Tofugu chats with SBP author, translator, and interpreter Frederik Schodt. Fred is known for working closely with the “God of Manga” himself, Osamu Tezuka, as a translator and interpreter. He is also one of the first writers to help bring manga to the western world with his landmark book, Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese ComicsRead More


"Japanese Garden Notes" featured in My Modern Met article

Intern Intern - Monday, May 08, 2017

My Modern Met featured landscape architect and SBP author Marc Peter Keane's new book Japanese Garden Notes in a recent article.   Read More


Japanese Garden Notes featured on Spoon & Tamago

Michael Palmer - Friday, April 28, 2017

We are excited to share that popular Japanese Art, Design and Culture blog Spoon & Tamago has featured Marc Keane's latest book Japanese Garden Notes.  Read More


SBP author and translator Frederik Schodt on manga and anime culture

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

Stone Bridge Press author and translator Frederik Schodt was in Tokyo in February to talk about his latest work, a 900-plus-page translation of a manga-form biography of legendary artist Tezuka Osamu. He also shared stories about his decades of work dedicated to sharing Japan’s manga and anime culture with the world.  Read More


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