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Embracing Defeat

Embracing Defeat

by John W Dower

Drawing on a vast range of sources, from manga comics to MacArthur's report to Congress, this monumental new work by America's foremost historian of modern Japan traces the impact of defeat and reconstruction on every aspect of Japan's national life. Alongside the familiar story of economic resurgence, Dower examines how the nation as a whole reacted to the contradictory experiences of humiliation at the hands of a foreign power and liberation from the demands of a suicidal nationalism. The result is a... Read more about this item
The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

by John Toland

John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.
Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

by Herbert P Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine... Read more about this item
Samurai

Samurai

by Stephen Turnbull

Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his work on Japanese religious history. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the Far East and also runs a well-used picture library. His work has been recognised by the awarding of the Canon Prize of the British Association for Japanese Studies and a Japan Festival Literary Award. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of... Read more about this item
Samurai William

Samurai William

by Giles Milton

With all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, acclaimed historian Giles Milton dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams—the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell’s bestselling novel Shogun). Beginning with Adams’s startling letter to the East India Company in 1611—more than a decade after he’d arrived in Japan—Samurai William chronicles the first... Read more about this item
The Making Of Modern Japan

The Making Of Modern Japan

by Marius B Jansen

A sweeping history of modern Japan begins in 1600 and retraces the three major upheavals in Japanese history that have helped shape it into a modern Asian nation.
The World Of the Shining Prince

The World Of the Shining Prince

by Ivan Morris

Ivan Morris studied Japanese language and culture at Harvard University while serving in the Intelligence Section of the U.S. Navy Reserves. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1951, he worked for the Far East Section of the BBC as well as for the Japan and Pacific departments of the British Foreign Office. He lived in Tokyo for several years, writing, lecturing, and teaching. In 1960 he joined what would later be renamed the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at... Read more about this item
Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Legend In Japanese Art

Legend In Japanese Art

by Henri L Joly

Japanese Pilgrimage

Japanese Pilgrimage

by Oliver Statler

Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

by David Bergamini

Zen and Japanese Culture

Zen and Japanese Culture

by Daisetz T Suzuki

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

Japan

Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn

Recipes

Recipes

by Time-Life Books

The Fall Of Japan

The Fall Of Japan

by William Craig

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Bushido

by Nitobe Inazo

Bushido, often translated as Way of the Warrior, came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten, the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy (ronri) that spread through the warrior class from the Muromachi (chusei) period." Nitobe Inazo, in his book Bushido: The Soul of Japan, described it in this way. "...Bushido, then, is the code of moral... Read more about this item

Japan Books & Ephemera

Japan

Japan

by Langer, Paul F

Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

Discrimination Against Buraku, Today: Illustrated by Charts & Tables; from the research results on the reality in each prefecture

Discrimination Against Buraku, Today: Illustrated by Charts & Tables; from the research results on the reality in each prefecture

by Murakoshi, Sueo; Yoshio Miwa

Osaka: Buraku Liberation Research Institute, 1986. First printing. Paperback. Very Good +/Very Good +. Wraps in dust jacket, very good+ copy in very good+ dust jacket, light creasing to some pages and to the rear cover, some soiling to the dust jacket. Uncommon.
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A$59.74
Japanese Pilgrimage

Japanese Pilgrimage

by Statler, Oliver

New York: William Morrow and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688018904 . "Japanese Pilgrimage is the story of that pilgrimage, encircling the saint's home island. A demanding route, going deep into the mountains, through farmlands and villages, along rugged coasts, it takes almost two months to walk." Ships same or next business day. "1984" written in pen on front paste-down endpaper. Spine is slightly skewed and... Read more about this item
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A$59.74
Omoide no Furu / Autobiography of Shizue Kato

Omoide no Furu / Autobiography of Shizue Kato

by Shizue Kato

Tokyo: Jiyu Shokan, 1984. First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 8vo, publisher's boards in dust jacket, near fine, pages a bit tanned, occasional pencil and pen notes in English: this was owned by Helen Hopper, a scholar of Japanese feminist history who wrote a biography of Kato ("New Woman of Japan," Westview Press, 1996). . 236 pp. Autobiography of the feminist and politian. In Japanese.
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A$67.21
Birds, Beasts, Blossoms and Bugs: The Nature of Japan

Birds, Beasts, Blossoms and Bugs: The Nature of Japan

by Stern, Harold P

Harry N Abrams Inc, 1976. First Edition. paperback. Clean pages, tight binding, clea. 9x9x0. Clean pages, tight binding, clean soft cover
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A$21.64
Hiroshige and Japanese Landscapes (Tourist Library: 5)

Hiroshige and Japanese Landscapes (Tourist Library: 5)

by Noguchi, Prof. Yone

Tokyo, Japan: Maruzen Company, Ltd., 1936. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Second Edition. A small soft-bound volume with color pictorial image affixed to front cover, issued by the Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways and printed in Japan. Text entirely in English. 74 pages. Illustrated with three full page color plates and numerous duo-tone images of the artists landscapes. Stated Second edition. Contains a short bibliography of books mainly about Hiroshige and a list of... Read more about this item
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A$22.40
Prelude to War

Prelude to War

by Elson, Robert T

Alexandria, VA: Time Life Books, 1984. Textblock and binding immaculate and tight. Light shelf rubbing at base of spine, otherwise in near fine condition; 216p., including index.. Fifth Printing Revised. Glossy Boards. Near Fine. Illus. by Black and White Photos. 4to - Over 9 ¾"-12" Tall. Hardcover.
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A$12.96
Kiyohiko & Fumiko - Botanical Art Collection

Kiyohiko & Fumiko - Botanical Art Collection

by Kiyohiko Sugisaki, Fumiko Sugisaki

1998. Paperback. Fine. Softcover. c.1998. 4to. Illustrated Wraps. Very nice collection of Japanese botanical drawings, most full-page renderings, all in full-color. 104pp. Text in Japanese and Latin. Fine. Contents unmarked.
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A$23.90
Another Art History: Painter and Frame, exhibit from February - March, 1999; Gaka to gakubuchi, mo hitotsu no bijutsushi

Another Art History: Painter and Frame, exhibit from February - March, 1999; Gaka to gakubuchi, mo hitotsu no bijutsushi

by Nishinomiya City Otani Memorial Art Museum; Miyazaki, et al

Nishinomiya, Japan: Otani Memorial Art Museum, 1999. First Printing. Wraps. Good. Quarto, 11.5 x 8.25 inches, wraps, good to very good, some spottiness and soil to covers. 64 pp, illustrated in b/w and color. Text in Japanese. Exhibit and articles on the use and history of frames in Japan. OCLC locates a single copy.
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A$52.28
Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, illustrated on a Japanese napkin, advertising by H.C. Parke, China, Japan and East India Depot. Oriental and Fancy Goods

Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, illustrated on a Japanese napkin, advertising by H.C. Parke, China, Japan and East India Depot. Oriental and Fancy Goods

by [Japan; George Washington]

New York, 1883. Ephemera. Good. A Centennial Souvenir illustrated napkin featuring a large image of Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, NY during the Revolutionary War. Printed Japanese tissue napkin with color floral borders bearing an unusual combination of American history and promotion for a New York based importer of oriental goods, commemorating Washington's farewell address to his troops in March of 1783. Text and woodcut illustration of Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, NY are... Read more about this item
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A$186.70
米利幹新誌 巻之5. [Meriken shinshi Makino Go].  [New Account of America Part 5].

米利幹新誌 巻之5. [Meriken shinshi Makino Go]. [New Account of America Part 5].

by 海西漁夫 [KAISEI-GYOFU] ("FISHERMAN FROM THE WEST"), 鶴峯戊申 [TSURUMINE SHIGENOBU]

Edo.. 1855.. Volume 5 only. 4 double page black and white woodblocks from copper engravings, 18 folded leaves, some worming throughout, original wrappers considerably worn and wormed with a little loss. A reading copy only of the 5th and last volume of 米利幹新誌 巻之5 [New Account of America]. 1853 the year the first volume of this set was published was the year Commodore Matthew Perry's American fleet came to Uraga Bay. The four illustrations show: the... Read more about this item
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A$250.00
Japanese Jingles

Japanese Jingles

by St. John-Bramhall, Mae

Tokyo, Japan: T. Hasegawa; Kelly & Walsh, 1893. Second edition. Crepe Paper. String ties.. Near Fine. 32 crepe leaves (64 pp including title and rear). Profuse color illustration on virtually every page, sometimes overlaying or underlaying the text, which is made up of verse, or collection of poetry. Book measures 18 by 14.5 cm. A touch of light soiling on the cover, and crepe paper slightly creased over along top edge, first few leaves, and a trace of a former crease on rear.
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A$373.40
Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan

Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan

by Yonemura, Ann

Washington DC: Sackler Gallery, 1990. First printing. Very Good +. Trade paperback, 198pp.
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A$26.88
Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Collection of the Late Theodor Scheiwe, Part II. (Christie's, Monday, October 16, 1989)

Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Collection of the Late Theodor Scheiwe, Part II. (Christie's, Monday, October 16, 1989)

by Christie's

New York: Christie's [New York], 1989. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Hardcover, quarto sized volume bound in dark blue cloth lettered in gold, in publisher's pictorial dust-jacket. 99 pages. Contains a glossary. Auction catalog for Christies New York sale dated Monday October 16, 1989 offering 176 lots of fine Japanese art and illustration, each with a brief textual description and estimate in US dollars. Illustrated with entirely black and white half-tones... Read more about this item
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A$44.81
Kogi dasu fune, ningy no tabi: Sakka no Hatsuko no isan / A Boat Sailing Out, A Journey of Dolls, the Legacy of Dollmaker Hatsuko Ohno [or Ono]

Kogi dasu fune, ningy no tabi: Sakka no Hatsuko no isan / A Boat Sailing Out, A Journey of Dolls, the Legacy of Dollmaker Hatsuko Ohno [or Ono]

by Mika Mori

Tokyo: Ribunshuppan, 2015. First Printing. Wraps. Very good/very good. 8vo, wraps in dust jacket with bellyband, very good. 315 pp, illustrated.
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A$52.28
Hirohito, Emperor of Japan

Hirohito, Emperor of Japan

by Mosley, Leonard

New Jersy : White Lotus Press, 1966. Paperback. Good/no dj. 0.80. Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
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A$76.10
Kiho Takagi: Masterpieces of Netsuke and Ojime

Kiho Takagi: Masterpieces of Netsuke and Ojime

by Kinsey, Robert O

Chicago, IL: Privately Printed, 2006. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large format paperback, quarto size volume perfect bound in pictorial card covers with French Flaps. Housed in original plastic slipcase. 184 pages. Foreword by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. Profusely illustrated with color photographs by Susan Einstein. First edition. No previous ownership marks. A very slight bump to rear lower corner fore-edge of book, affecting rear... Read more about this item
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A$37.34
Map of Kyoto

Map of Kyoto

by (Kyoto) (Kyoto Hotel)

Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Hotel, 1915. Paperback. Near Fine. c. 1915. Fold out map for English speaking tourists issued by the Kyoto Hotel. Map measures 13 x 17 inches and folds into a booklet that measures 3.75 x 6 inches. Bright and unmarked; no tears. All text in English, including the ads on the rear side of the map.
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A$119.49
TREASURES OF IMPERIAL JAPAN: Ceramics from the Khalili Collection

TREASURES OF IMPERIAL JAPAN: Ceramics from the Khalili Collection

by Impey, Oliver; Fairley, Malcolm

London: The Kibo Foundation / National Museum of Wales, 1994. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large quarto paperback, perfect bound. 80 pages. Glossary. Exhibition catalog profusely illustrated with color, and some black and white, photographs. First edition. In addition to a foreword and an essay by the authors on Japanese ceramics of the Meiji period, there are chapters devoted specifically to porcelain and earthenware. A section at the rear... Read more about this item
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A$52.28
Satsumayaki No Kenkyu / A Study of Satsuma Ware

Satsumayaki No Kenkyu / A Study of Satsuma Ware

by Kingo Tazawa; Fujio Koyama

Tokyo: T y T ji Kenky jo / Ceramics Research Institute, 1941. First Printing. Hardcover. Very good. Published in Showa 16. Small quarto, 12 inches tall, cloth in worn plain unprinted dust jacket and in original printed cardboard slipcase (somewhat worn and soiled). The book itself is very good, light soil and tanning to endpapers, light bumping to corners. 11, 309 pages, 76 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans. In Japanese.
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A$224.04
Thunder Gods: The Kamikaze Pilots Tell Their Story

Thunder Gods: The Kamikaze Pilots Tell Their Story

by Naito, Hatsuho

Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International, 1989. Mapped endpapers, b&w photographs, gift quality copy with bright and tight textblock. Navy blue cloth spine, blue paper boards, no wear. Unclipped dust jacket, near fine condition. 215pp., including epilogue and index.. Book Club Edition. Cloth Spine, Paper Bds.. Fine/Near Fine (in mylar). Illus. by B&W Photographs/Mapped Endpages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.
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A$20.28
A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West

A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West

by Gamble, Adam; Watanabe, Takesato

Regnery Publishing, 2004-08-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6x1x9. No Stock Photos! We photograph every item. 444 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards; Reveals how the Japanese media have dangerously overstepped their boundaries and distorted-even wiped out-honest news in favour of government propaganda. And worse, Japanese citizens are frequently persecuted and threatened by the very institution they turn to for truth.
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A$2.97
Nikko Tosho-gu kenchiku soshoku zushu / Buildings and decorations of Nikko Toshogu shrine, Japan

Nikko Tosho-gu kenchiku soshoku zushu / Buildings and decorations of Nikko Toshogu shrine, Japan

by Suminami Takashi

Tokyo: Otsuka kogei-sha, 1931. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First edition, 1931. Oblong cloth folio, 10.75 x 15 inches, 133pp. Replete with rich photogravure plates, with descriptive notes on some. Simultaneous text in English and Japanese. Decorative covers with purple cord binding embellishment. Housed in plain card chemise with one bone clasp (second is missing). Near fine with slight bump to lower left corner, in very good case with light foxing. Contents are bright, clean and... Read more about this item
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A$235.99
The Making of the Past: Ancient Japan

The Making of the Past: Ancient Japan

by KIDDER, Edward

London: Phaidon Press, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Very good in a good plus dustwrapper. Large book. Hardcover pages are slightly browned. Nice collection of pictures of Japanese artifacts. Dustwrapper is browned on flaps. Tear on top front panel edge. Some rubbing along all edges.
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A$74.68
Zen Treasures From the Kyoto Gozan Temples (Exhibition Catalogue)

Zen Treasures From the Kyoto Gozan Temples (Exhibition Catalogue)

by Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo: Nikkei, 2007. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 2007. First edition. Paperback, 4to. in pictorial wraps. 356pp. illustrated, Japanese language with English language index. Very good. Ownership label on front flyleaf. Contents unmarked.
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A$186.70
Samurai An Illustrated History

Samurai An Illustrated History

by Kure, Mitsuo

Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. dark brown cloth lettered in gilt. Fine in fine illustrated dust wrapper. 192 pages. 30.5 x 23.5 cm. The seven century narrative from the 12th to the19th centuriey provides a history of samurai armor, weapons, fortifications, tactics and customs, illustrated with nearly 800 illustrations.
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A$52.28