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Even monkeys fall out of trees :

By Ragle, Nina Shire; Naka, John Yoshio

Laguna Beach, CA: Nippon Art Forms, 1987. First printing (stated). Hardcover. Extremely little wear & faint mark to DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve, faint wear to spine head & foot, gently bumped corners, two ink inscriptions to front free endpaper, else near fine in near fine(-) DJ. Bright and tight. . Octavo in light pink DJ; ix, 237 p, [8] p of b&w plates, b&w illus ; 24 cm Signed and inscribed by bioth author and illustrator. Proverbs, Japanese -- History and criticism.

Darkness in summer

By Kaiko, Takeshi; Seigle, Cecilia Segawa (translator)

New York: Knopf, 1973. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very little wear to DJ, light scuff to spine foot & head, barely rubbed corners, else near fine(-) in very good+ DJ. Octavo in white DJ; 210 p; 22 cm Novel; Japanese. || Translated to English.

Travels in the land of the gods :

By Gordon Smith, Richard; Manthorpe, Victoria (editor)

New York : Prentice-Hall Press, 1986. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Very gentle rubbed fold to spine head & foot & folds, barely rubbed corners, else near fine(-).. Large quarto in black-gold DJ (black spine); 224 p, b&w illus (some color) ; 29 cm. Travelers -- Japan -- Diaries; Autobiography.

Rain in the wind :

By Maruya, Saiichi

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1990. First English language edition ; first ed., stated. Hardcover. A fine, bright copy in a fine DJ.. Octavo in grey DJ; 234 p ; 22 cm. Short stories; Japanese; Cultural studies.

Furo, the Japanese trendy bath life

By Tsumura, Akira

Tokyo: Japan Publications, 1992. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Light crease & few scratches & small tear to DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve, else fine in near fine(-) DJ.. Large oblong quarto in purple DJ (purple-green spine); 191 p, b&w illus (some color) ; 25 x 27 cm. Bathing customs -- Japan.

Igansai ranhin [Pictures and Stories of Orchids]

By Matsuoka, Joan ; Matsuoka, Teian ;

Heian [Kyoto]: Sasaki Soshiro, N.D. (1772). Facsimile reprint ed. . Paperback. Minor external wear with small chip to title label of Volume 1; else a very tight and very lean set. Very good++ overall.. Two octavo volumes in stitched Japanese binding, paper title lables to front wraps of both volumes; ill. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm. Printed on double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Scarce in this reprint edition. In Japanese; calligraphic text in Kanbun, with reading marks. // Orchids -- Japan. // Caption title: "Ranhin, Matsuoka Joan Sensei cho, Heian Chikuhoro"--Vol. 1, p. [2] of cover (mikaeshi). Preface by Tonan Koji Katsu Koretora dated Meiwa shinbo [1771]. Postscript by Okuda Man Gento dated Enkyo heiin [1746]./ "Kyoho 13-nen [1728] boshin 3-gatsu kankyo inko"--Colophon.

Japan's best loved songs of the season = Eigo de utau Nihon no uta

By Irwins, Greg

Tokyo: Japan Taimuzu, 1998. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Fine clean copy, light wear to DJ spine head else near fine. Smaller octavo in a black DJ ; 47 p. : col. ill. + 1 sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in), 20 cm George Irwins's translation and rendition of classic Japanese love songs. CD of "Japanese Best Love Songs" unopened // Author signed and inscribed front free end paper. In Japanese and English. // Japanese -- Poetry -- Music -- Romance

L'empire desoriente

By Bergman, Catherine

Montreal: Art global, 2001. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Very light soil markings to top and bottom edge else a near fine (+) copy. Black octavo ; 309 p ; 23 cm In French // Japan -- Social Values -- Cultural Studies -- History

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The modern Murasaki :

By Copeland, Rebecca L. (editor); Ortabasi, Melek (editor)

New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Barely rubbed spine foot & head & corners, else near fine(+).. Orange octavo (purple spine); xii, 404 p, b&w illus & portraits ; 23 cm. The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, speeches, essays, and personal journal entries. Selected readings include writings by the public speaker Kishida Toshiko, the dramatist Hasegawa Shigure, the short-fiction writer Shimizu Shikin, the political writer Tamura Toshiko, and the novelists Miyake Kaho, Higuchi Ichiyo, Tazawa Inabune, Kitada Usurai, Nogami Yaeko, and Mizuno Senko. The volume also includes a thorough introduction to each reading, an extensive index listing historical, social, and literary concepts, and a comprehensive guide to further research. The fierce tenor and bold content of these texts refute the popular belief that women of this era were passive and silent. A vital addition to courses in women's studies and Japanese literature and history, The Modern Murasaki is a singular resource for students and scholars. -- WorldCat. || Contents: Introduction:; Meiji women writers /; Rebecca L. Copeland --; Meiji women's poetry /; Laurel Rasplica Rodd --; Selected poems /; by; Meiji women --; Kishida Toshiko (1863-1901) /; Rebecca L. Copeland; and; Aiko Okamoto MacPhail --; Daughters in boxes --; Miyake Kaho (1868-1944) /; Rebecca L. Copeland --; Warbler in the grove --; Higuchi Iciyo (1872-1896) /; Kyoko Omori --; Higuchi Iciyo's journal entries --; Tazawa Inabune (1874-1896) /; Melek Ortabasi --; The Temple of Godai --; Kitada Usurai (1876-1900) /; Melek Ortabasi --; Hiding the gray --; Wretched sights --; Shimizu Shikin (1868-1933) /; Rebecca Jennison --; How determined are today's women students? --; The broken ring --; School for emigrés --; Hasegawa Shigure (1879-1941) /; Carole Cavanaugh --; Wavering traces --; Nogami Yaeko (1885-1985) /; Eleanor J. Hogan --; Persimmon sweets --; Mizuno Senko (1888-1919) /; Barbara Hartley --; For more than forty days --; Tamura Toshiko (1884-1945) /; Edward Fowler --; Lifeblood --; The vow. || Japanese literature -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Translations into English -- Women authors.

Little pictures of Japan

By Miller, Olive Beaupre (editor); Sturges, Katharine (illustrator)

Chicago: Book House for Children, 1925. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. Moderate wear to spine head fold & very little wear to other spine head fold & spine foot & foot folds, gently bumped & rubbed corners, faint white mark to rear board, else very good.. Large purple-cloth quarto; 191 p, color illus ; 29 cm. A beautifully produced book, with many handsome illustrations in color. Japanese poetry -- Translations into English; Children's books.

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Partings at dawn :

By Miller, Stephen D. (editor)

San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1996. First edition (stated). Paperback. Very little wear to spine head & foot, light crease to slightly bent top-front corner, other corners barely rubbed, small faint mark to fore edge, else very good.. Black octavo; 351 p, b&w illus ; 23 cm. Contents: Partings at dawn = Ariake no wakare / anon., 12th century ; translated by Robert Omar Khan -- The story of Kannon's manifestation as a youth = Chigo Kannon engi / anon., early 14th century ; translated by Margaret H. Childs -- The tale of Genmu = Genmu monogatari / anon., 15th century ; translated by Margaret H. Childs -- Today's tales of yesterday = Kino wa kyo no monogatari / anon., 17th century ; translated by Paul Gordon Schalow -- Five stories from The great mirror of male love = Nanshoku okagami. He fell in love when the mountain rose was in bloom ; The boy who sacrificed his life in the robes of his lover ; Two old cherry trees still in bloom ; A secret visit leads to the wrong bed ; Bamboo clappers strike the hateful number / Ihara Saikaku ; translated by Paul Gordon Schalow -- Flyboys = Hanyu no nedogu / Ihara Saikaku ; translated by Robert Lyons Danly -- Wild azaleas = Iwatsutsuji / Kitamura Kigin, compiler/editor ; translated by Paul Gordon Schalow -- The blue cowl = Aozukin / Ueda Akinari ; translated by William F. Sibley -- Morning fog (correspondence on gay lifestyles) / Minakata Kumagusu & Iwata Jun'ichi ; translated by William F. Sibley -- Onnagata / Mishima Yukio ; translated by Donald Keene Takahashi Mutsuo (an interview) / Aizawa Keizo & Takahashi Mutsuo ; translated by Hiroaki Sato -- The searcher = Tankyusha / Takahashi Mutsuo ; translated by Stephen D. Miller -- Six poems. The rose lover ; The rose tree ; Sleeping wrestler ; Myself departing ; Myself with a motorcycle ; Myself with a glory hole / Takahashi Mutsuo ; translated by Hiroaki Sato -- Ode = Homeuta / Takahashi Mutsuo ; translated by Hiroaki Sato -- The hunter (a novella) = Mitsuryosha / Takahashi Mutsuo ; translated by Steven Karpa -- Tanka from Bathhouse / Ishii Tatsuhiko ; translated by Hiroaki Sato -- Portrait of a thief, the real Benten Kozo = Benten Kozo yami no utsushi / Tate Shiro ; translated by Kenneth L. Richard -- Jinbei / Tate Shiro ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers -- Yes yes yes (excerpts from the novel) / Hiruma Hisao ; translated by Paul McCarthy. || Publisher announcement letter included. || In English; Translation of texts from the Japanese. || Gay men's writings, Japanese -- Translations into English.


By Akutagawa, Ryunosuke

New York: Liveright Pub. Corp, 1952. Presumed First US Edition. No other dates stated.. Hardcover. Fine to near fine(+) copy with personal bookplate, in an about very good+ original jacket with minor edge wear and edge-chipping, as well as as some sunning to spine. DJ in an archival mylar sleeve. Octavo in a white color-illus DJ (tan spine) ; 119 p illus 21 cm A nice copy with a colorful, racy color-illustrated DJ. Japan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Includes the short stories: In a grove -- Rashomon -- Yam gruel -- The martyr -- Kesa and Morito -- The dragon -- Akutagawa, Ryunosuke


By Natsume, Soseki; Sasaki, Umeji (translator)

Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1974. First edition, eleventh printing. Hardcover. Two small closed tears & spine lightly sunned to DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve, very little wear to spine head & foot, front-bottom corner gently bumped, else near fine(-) in good+ to very good(-) DJ.. Large duodecimo in orange DJ; 188 p, b&w illus; 19 cm. The setting is Japan's deep south, where the author himself spent some time teaching English in a boys' school. Into this conservative world, with its social proprieties and established pecking order, breezes Botchan, down from the big city, with scant respect for either his elders or his noisy young charges; and the result is a chain of collisions large and small. || Japan; Fiction.

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The Samurai sword

By Yumoto, John M

Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1992. First edition ; 13th printing. Hardcover. A near fine crisp copy, near fine DJ. Octavo in a gold DJ ; 191 p : illus ; 23 cm Swords -- Japan -- History -- Samurai

Japanese American women :

By Nakano, Mei T. ; Shibata, Grace

Berkeley : Mina Press Pub, 1990. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. A fine bright clean copy. Teal green octavo ; 256 p : illus ; 24 cm Japanese -- American -- Women -- History

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The arts of Japan : [volume 1]

By Noma, Seiroku ; Takahashi, Bin

Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978. First standard edition. Hardcover. A nice copy, stamp press and customed labeled owner information to front free end paper, some highlighting to about 1/6 of the pages. Price clipped DJ else a near fine in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a blue DJ (gold spine) ; v 1 : illus (some color) ; 27 cm Ancient and Medieval, Japanese -- History -- Cultural Studies -- Asia

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The arts of Japan : [volume 2]

By Noma, Seiroku ; Takahashi, Bin

Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978. First standard edition. Hardcover. A nice copy, stamp press and ink owner information to front free end paper, some highlighting to about 1/5 of the pages. Else near fine in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a gold DJ (silver spine) ; v 2 : illus (some color) ; 27 cm Late Medieval to Modern Art, Japanese -- History -- Cultural Studies -- Asia

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The Yamato dynasty :

By Seagrave, Sterling; Seagrave, Peggy

New York: Broadway Books, 1999. First edition, first printing (full number line). Paperback. Extremely little wear to spine foot folds & head & head fold, very light edgewear, two faint spots to top edge, light spotting to fore-edge, else very good+.. Black octavo; 394 p, [8] p of plates, b&w illus ; 21 cm. Emperors -- Japan -- Biography.

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Hokuo faburikku = Scandinavian style

By Fujita, Natsumi ; Kondo, Sakura

Tokyo: Bienuenushinsha, 2008. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. A fine clean copy in a fine crisp DJ. CD pocket unopened. Very faint wear to spine head.. Small octavo in a red and white DJ ; 223 p. : illus (some color) ; 20 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in) In Japanese and English. Petit Pattern Book [series] // Design -- Art -- Decoration -- Japanese -- Scandinavian style -- Clip Art

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Samurai :

By Turnbull, Stephen R

Oxford: Osprey, 2003. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Extremely little wear to DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve, faint fold to spine head, light scuff to folds of spine head & foot, barely bumped bottom corners, barely rubbed top-front corner, else very good+ in very good+ DJ.. Large octavo in light yellow multicolored DJ; 224 p, b&w illus (some color), color maps ; 25 cm. The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. Familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword are seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, the book studies the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them - relationships that are shown to persist in Japan even today."--BOOK JACKET. || Contents: The samurai in a nutshell -- The genuine articles -- A passion for ancestors -- The samurai way of death -- Weapons of mass destruction -- Shields of stone -- Samurai with a pinch of salt -- The White Tigers -- Last of the samurai -- The paradox of tranquility. || Samurai -- Japan -- History.

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