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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
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.
The Chrysanthemum and The Sword

The Chrysanthemum and The Sword

by Ruth Benedict

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is an influential study of Japan by Ruth Benedict written at the invitation of the Office of War Information in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture.
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
The Great Wave

The Great Wave

by Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey teaches literature at Mount Holyoke College, where he is co-director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. Benfey is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others, The Double Life of Stephen Crane, and Degas in New Orleans. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.From the Hardcover edition.
Japanese Print

Japanese Print

by Hugo Munsterberg

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Recipes

Recipes

by Time-Life Books

Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

by Paul Varley

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

by Kanzan Sato

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First Into Nagasaki

by George; Weller, Anthony Weller

George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war's end in September 1945, under General MacArthur's media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller broke away. The intrepid newspaperman reached Nagasaki just weeks after the atomic bomb hit the city. Boldly presenting himself as a U.S. colonel to the Japanese military,... Read more
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A History Of Japan

by George Sansom

Japan Books & Ephemera

The World Of the Shining Prince

The World Of the Shining Prince

by Morris, Ivan

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
Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

Momotaro and his companions at Onigashima

Momotaro and his companions at Onigashima

by [Narazawa, Kenjiro.]

[Tokyo]: Ryoko Do, 1903. 36 x 24.5 cm; Japanese color woodblock print, Meiji 36, Japanese text on upper and side margins; minor chipping along edges, else very good. Omocha-e print of the Japanese folklore tale of Momotaro, features rectos and versos of warrior and ogre dolls, along with their weaponry, designed to be played with, cut out and constructed into three-dimensional dolls.
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$143.75
Gagaku: the music and dances of the Japanese imperial household

Gagaku: the music and dances of the Japanese imperial household

San Francisco: Japan Society of San Francisco; Consulate General of Japan, with the cooperation of the Society for Asian Art and the San Francisco Ballet, 1959. [16p.], staplebound wraps, overwrap of Japanese Haruki paper with printed title, untrimmed edges. Program for the event, including several ads for local Japanese restaurants.
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$17.00
The Americans in Japan: an abridgement of the government narrative of the U.S. Expedition to Japan, under Commodore Perry

The Americans in Japan: an abridgement of the government narrative of the U.S. Expedition to Japan, under Commodore Perry

by [Perry, Matthew Calbraith.]

New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1860. 12mo, pp. viii, 415, [7, ads]; frontispiece, numerous text illustrations; original green cloth pebbled cloth; small stains to cloth, overall very good.
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$258.75
Japan: Patterns of Continuity

Japan: Patterns of Continuity

by Maraini, Fosco

Hardback. Very Good.
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£2.18
An enduring vision; 17th - to 20th-Century Japanese painting from the Gitter-Yellen Collection

An enduring vision; 17th - to 20th-Century Japanese painting from the Gitter-Yellen Collection

by Rotondo-McCord, Lisa, editor, Tadashi Kobayashi, guest curator

Seattle & New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art in association with University of Washington Press, 2002. 320p., 10x12 inches, foreword, bibliography, color plates, very good first edition in full cloth, gilt and unclipped dj. Personally inscribed to California artits Joe Brotherton and signed by Kurt [Gitter] the co-owner of the collection represented who also contributes "Notes on Collecting" and essay.
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$150.00
Sword And Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love For A Japanese Woman

Sword And Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love For A Japanese Woman

by Pagnamenta, Peter, and Williams, Momoko

New York: Penguin Press. Hardcover. 2006. 1st Edition. 8vo 345pp . Fine in Fine DJ. In 1904, Arthur Hart-Synnot was sent to Japan to learn the language of his country's new ally. Arriving in Tokyo on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War,Arthur met Masa Suzuki at the Officers' Club and was immediately smitten. This book follows Arthur and Masa's attempts to make a life together and chronicles the racial prejudice and snobbery they encountered .
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$17.64
Distinguishing the Way (Bendo)

Distinguishing the Way (Bendo)

by Ogyu Sorai (Olof G. Lidin, Translator)

Tokyo: Sophia University, 1970. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Clean book in clean dust jacket. Pretty patterned boards with beige cloth spine, dark green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 139 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has two short closed edge tears at... Read more
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$20.00
How the North China Affair Arose

How the North China Affair Arose

[Tokyo]: Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, 1937. Revised edition. Paperback. Very Good. 10 photos, 3 maps (2 folding), 51p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Large piece missing at bottom of backstrip. Other modest cover chips and browning. The first edition of this English-language, Japanese propaganda item was published on April 20, 1937.
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$40.00
Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture

Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture

by Shimizu, Yoshiaki

NY: George Braziller, 1988 ISBN 0-8076-1214-6 Folio (12.0 in. by 9.0 in.); 402pp.; fine hardcover; very good dust jacket; very good box; bumped, torn box; lightly torn dust jacket; crisp; clean; bright..
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$50.00
Kimono Mind

Kimono Mind

by Rudofsky, Bernard

Tuttle. Very Good. 1976. Paperback. Card wrappers unmarked, slightly sunned and slightly creased at spine, no ownership name, pages unmarked, b+w illustrations.; 7 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches; 283 pages .
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£10.00
The Rising Sun : The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

The Rising Sun : The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

by Toland, John

London: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1971. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First UK Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Binding tight with light rubbing to corners. Spine slightly sunned and white marks to back board. Content clean and bright with no markings. 'War in the Pacific' map to endpapers. Not ex-library. No names, notes or inscriptions. 954 pp. All books are individually described. All overseas orders are sent airmail by Royal Mail International Tracked. NOTE: This is... Read more
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£50.00
A Sheaf of Japanese Papers in Tribute to Heinz Kaempfer on His 75th Birthday

A Sheaf of Japanese Papers in Tribute to Heinz Kaempfer on His 75th Birthday

by Forrer, Matthi, Willem R. van Gulik and Jack Hillier, editors

The Hague: Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts, 1979. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated (black & white), 116p. Softcover in original wrapper. 30cm.
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$50.00
Obsolete Body/Suspensions/Stelarc

Obsolete Body/Suspensions/Stelarc

by Stelarc [Stelios Arcadiou] compiled and edited by James D. Paffrath with Stelarc, various photographers and essayists

Davis, CA: JP Publications, 1984. Paperback. 160p., 9x12 inches, preface, interview, introduction, essays in English and Japanese, profusely illustrated with photos of Stelarc's painful body art, very good first edition oversize trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Documentation of performance art events in Australia and Japan by the Greek-American body artist.
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$250.00
Japan-US: a yen to control? Or- "Law and order in Asia...

Japan-US: a yen to control? Or- "Law and order in Asia...

by Ewer, Helen, et al

New York: 1970 Japan Project, 1970. Specially printed folder (heavily worn) containing a packet of materials related to US-Japan relations, critical of the Joint Security Pact which was due to expire in June of the year of publication. A table of contents lists twelve individual items, all but one of which are still present. Contents include "Pax Americana and the future of Asia" by Ross Terrill; "Okinawa: Kanashii Monogatari" by John Travers, " "Excerpts from Vietnam and the Pacific Rim Strategy" by... Read more
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$20.00
Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

by Milton, Giles

John Murray, 2003-02-03. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£6.49
Japan : A History in Art. [Archaic period; Asuka period; Nara Period : The golden age of Buddhism; Heian period : Emerging aristocracy; Kamakura period : Seeds of feudalism; Muromachi period; Momoyama period; Edo-Tokugawa period; Meiji period]

Japan : A History in Art. [Archaic period; Asuka period; Nara Period : The golden age of Buddhism; Heian period : Emerging aristocracy; Kamakura period : Seeds of feudalism; Muromachi period; Momoyama period; Edo-Tokugawa period; Meiji period]

by Smith, Bradley, 1910- [Curtis Fields, Baikei Tadashi Suzuki, Daniel Stampler, Madoka Kanai, Shinichi Nagai, Kazuko Yamakawa, Edwin O Reischauer, Yukio Yashiro, Nagatake Asano, Douglas Overton, Marius B Jansen]

Garden City, NY : A Gemini-Smith Inc. Book, Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964., 1964. Good. 1st printing ; 295 pp. ; color illustrations, color map, color portraits ; 33 cm. ; LCCN: 64-21410 ; LC: N7350; Dewey: 915.2 ; ISBN: 0385032404 ; red cloth with gold lettering in Japanese and English, tattered color pictorial dustjacket ; text in English ; "Japan's history os here projected not only through a brilliant historical narrative, but through an unprecedented array of art treasures newly... Read more
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$50.00
The Enigma of Japanese Power

The Enigma of Japanese Power

by Van Wolferen, Karel

London: MacMillan. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Black cloth hardcover with gilt . titles; clean pages; tight binding; index; 496 pages.. 1989. First Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0333443217 . . ..written at a time when it seemed that Japan was going to shape the future of the world via its economic power and unique cultural attributes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages .
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$6.95
The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga 13 Hokusai and the Tsuhi no hinagata Shunga Album - Ukiyo-e Shunga Meihin Shusei 13 Hokusai: Tsuhi no hinagata

The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga 13 Hokusai and the Tsuhi no hinagata Shunga Album - Ukiyo-e Shunga Meihin Shusei 13 Hokusai: Tsuhi no hinagata

by Hayashi, Yoshikazu & Lane, Richard

Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1997. Paperback. Like New. This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. 9.5 x 11.5", 12 double-page color plates, text in Japanese, paper, Tokyo, 1997. Commencing the 1997 series of Ukiyo-e Shunga volume 13 through 24, this thirteenth volume illustrates Hokusai's most famous and most popular shunga album: Tsuhi no hinagata. The title can be translated as Patterns of Loving Couples - or, less elegantly, Patterns of Coupling Couples. It... Read more
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$79.00
Beikoku manyu zakki [Wanderings in the United States] 米國漫遊雜記

Beikoku manyu zakki [Wanderings in the United States] 米國漫遊雜記

by Matsui, Hakken

Tokyo: Hakubun-kan, 1901. First Edition. Trade paperback. Very good. A Japanese journalist describes a trip to the United States, where he mostly visited the East Coast. This book about the US was published at the very beginning of a period of unrestricted immigration, which lasted between 1901 and 1907, when more than 100,000 Japanese migrated to the US. This 1901 (Meiji 34) edition is uncommon, with two holdings in WorldCat (Columbia and the National Diet Library). The second, 1902, edition, is more... Read more
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$625.00
Meeting with Japan

Meeting with Japan

by Fosco Maraini

N.y.: Viking Press, 1960. cloth hard cover is in near fine condition and the dust jacket is in good condition with moderate wear and heavy chipping to head and tail of spine now protected with mylar cover. is a BCE (book club edition). has map illustrated endpapers. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 467 pages includes general index.. Book Club (BCE). Cloth Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Illustrated with Photographs. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$20.00
Shiko Munakata [1902-1975] Works on Paper

Shiko Munakata [1902-1975] Works on Paper

by Castile, Rand

New York: Japan Society, 1982. Paperback. Very Good. illustrations, 47p. Softcover in original wrapper. 31 cm. Catalog for exhibition held at Japan House Gallery in the spring of 1982.
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$25.00
Eizu shokku: muchi yueni shinde wa naranai katei igaku no tebikisho  エイズショック : 無知ゆえに死んではならない : 家庭医学の手引書 [AIDS shock: don't die ignorance; a handbook of household medicine]

Eizu shokku: muchi yueni shinde wa naranai katei igaku no tebikisho エイズショック : 無知ゆえに死んではならない : 家庭医学の手引書 [AIDS shock: don't die ignorance; a handbook of household medicine]

by SBB Tokusobu SBB特捜部

Tokyo: Kyoiku Shuppan Senta Shinsha 教育出版センター新社, 1987. Paperback. 184p., very good trade paperback in printed glossy wraps. Text in Japanese. The book adopts a Q&A format covering transmission, prevention, etc. Some surprising advice; for example "I was in the homosexual world and had contacts with foreigners up through ten years ago. Should I get tested? - If you haven't had homo sex in 10 years you're safe." Substantial chapter about AIDS in Japan with... Read more
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$30.00
歌舞伎図説. [Kabuki Zusetsu] =Kabuki Illustrated Catalog

歌舞伎図説. [Kabuki Zusetsu] =Kabuki Illustrated Catalog

by Shuzui, Kenji and Yoshimi Akiba, ed

Tokyo: Chuubunkan, 1944. Third edition reprint of the 1931 Manyoukaku edition, folio, 2 vols. in 1; pp. vi, 2-260, ii, 1-(ii), 1-2, 1-171, ii, 29-1, ii; stab bound with blue boards and braided cord; fine with mild browning to pages and rubbing to board edges; cardboard slipcase. The first volume consists of over 700 images of prints related to the depiction and advertisement of kabuki theater, while the second contains the explanatory text and index.
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$143.75
Ito-san; stories

Ito-san; stories

by Rigaudis, Marc, translated from the French and with an introduction by James Kirkup

London: Peter Owen, 1991. Hardcover. 135p., very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped, heavily- chipped dj.
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$12.00
Elgin's Mission to China and Japan

Elgin's Mission to China and Japan

by Oliphant, Laurence, 1829-1888

Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 2 vols. color plates (including frontises), 4 folding maps, xii, xiii, 492, xi, 496p. Original plum-colored cloth. djs. 22cm. Backstrips faded. Reprint of the 1859 Edinburgh edition which was titled "Narrative of the Early of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan...." This Oxford edition has a new Introduction by J. J. Gerson.
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$75.00