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Giveaway: A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This week we are giving away a copy of Florence Temko's A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and HappinessMaking a strand of one thousand origami cranes has become an international movement for peace, happiness, and health.  Read More


Kyoto Journal features Japanese Garden Notes excerpt + two SBP book reviews

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 14, 2016

We feel very grateful to Kyoto Journal this month as they have included three of our books in their latest issue. Kyoto Journal issue #87 includes an exclusive look at several pages from the upcoming book Japanese Garden Notesa personal journey through one hundred of Japan’s best gardens, led by renowned garden designer and author Marc Peter Keane. Read More


New: Japanese Garden Notes free photo pre-order special!

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, October 04, 2016

We are happy to announce the Spring 2017 publication of Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Designa personal journey through one hundred of Japan’s best gardens, led by renowned garden designer and author Marc Peter Keane.  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday – Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We’ve pulled this week’s excerpt from Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse, a book that The Japan Times noted as “valuable for the way it lets us look at humanity through a specific cultural lens.” Indeed, the true beauty of Japaneseness lies in its ability to gracefully unfurl Japanese culture to reveal the country’s values, manners, and ethics. 
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Announcement: Fall 2016 books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dear friends, We are happy to announce our forthcoming titles for Fall of 2016. This season SBP brings you three books on Japan and three on China. Read More


San Francisco Book Review reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 18, 2016

Faith Lewis from the San Francisco Book Review has kindly taken a look at and reviewed Japaneseness: A guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse, calling it it “eye-opening… the perfect bedside book."  Read More


Review: The Japan Times reviews "Japaneseness" by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Big thanks to Kris Kosaka over at  The Japan Times for the review of Yoji Yamakuse's Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtue  Read More


Review: 2 new reviews for Japaneseness

Michael Palmer - Friday, May 27, 2016

Excited to announced that two new reviews of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse have come in. Thanks so much to Andrew Joseph of the blog It's A Wonderful Rife and Midwest Book Review for taking the time to share their thoughts on the publication of Japaneseness. You can check out both reviews below:  Read More


Giveaway: Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamkuse

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We've partnered up with Japan Realm once again to give away 5 copies of our new book Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse. Read More


Review: JQ Magazine reviews Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 25, 2016

Excited to share the great review from JQ Magazine of Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues by Yoji Yamakuse.  Read More


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