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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.

$20.00

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.

$25.00

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.

$20.00

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.

$30.00

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.

$300.00

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

$20.00

The Samurai sword
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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

$25.00

The arts of Japan : [volume 1]
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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

$20.00

The arts of Japan : [volume 2]
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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

$20.00

Hokuo faburikku =Scandinavian style
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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

$30.00

Kizzu toi = Kids & toys
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Kizzu toi = Kids & toys

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. Faint wear to spine head. . Small octavo in a green 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 -- Toys -- Clip Art

$30.00

Eizo sakka hyakunin = Japanese motion graphic creators 2007
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Eizo sakka hyakunin = Japanese motion graphic creators 2007

By Furuya, Kurando

Tokyo: Bienuenushinsha, 2007. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Faint shelf wear else a fine clean copy in a fine glossy DJ. Octavo in a black DJ ; 254 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.) In Japanese and English // Design -- Art -- Decoration -- Japanese -- Icons -- Motion Graphic Art

$35.00

The art of Japan :

By Kakudo, Yoshiko

San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1991. First edition, first printing (full number line). Paperback. A fine tight clean copy. White folio ; 256 p. : illus (some color) ; 32 cm Art -- Japanese -- Catalogs -- History -- Art -- California -- San Francisco

$20.00

Favorite Japanese dishes
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Favorite Japanese dishes

By Joie, Inc

Tokyo, Japan: JP Trading, 1987. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A fine clean copy in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a red DJ ; 96 p. : illus (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm Cooking -- Japan -- Photos

$25.00

A history of Japan :
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A history of Japan :

By Sansom, George Bailey, Sir

Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1961. Reprint. Paperback. A very few (2-3) pages of sparse highlighting to mid section, else near fine. Large white octavo ; xix, 442 p.: illus; 25 cm History -- Japan -- Politics -- Government - 14th and 15th Century

$25.00

IAponskie agressory v Kitae

By Glebov, N

[Moskva]: Partizdat, 1938. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Very tender (brittle paper), partly chipped & cracked at spine. overall good+. . Octsvo in tan paper wraps, stapled binding; 30, [2] p. 20 cm. In Russian. Scarce work on China and Japan. China -- History -- 1928-1937.

$32.00

Modern Japan :
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Modern Japan :

By Huffman, James L

New York : Garland Pub., 1998. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A fine clean hardcover copy. Black quarto ; xxxiii, 316 p : illus, maps ; 26 cm Nationalism -- Japan -- Encyclopedia -- History -- Culture

$65.00

Kurze Geschichte der Medizin in Japan

By Fujikawa, Y

Tokyo: Kaiserlich-Japanischen Unterrichtsministerium, 1911. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. Very gentle wear to spine head & foot, light browning to boards, extremely little rubbing to creased corners, bottom-rear corner moderately worn, very small tear & few creases to rear board, few creases to front board, faint mark to spine fold, bottom of rear endpaper clipped, few spots & marks to few pages throughout book, slight browning to pages, else very good.. White-cloth large octavo or small quarto (grey spine); 115 p, b&w illus In German. || Medicine; Japan. || Uncommon

$105.00

Japan's golden age :
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Japan's golden age :

By Hickman, Money L

New Haven: Yale University Press , 1996. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A fine clean copy in a fine DJ. Large quarto in a black DJ and white slipcase Art, Japanese -- Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600 -- Exhibitions -- History

$25.00

Catwalk :

By Knapp, Curtis

Boston, Mass: Tuttle Studio, 1951. First edition, first printing (presumed; no earlier dates or printings stated). Hardcover. Slight shelf wear, else fine in a near fine DJ. Large quarto in a black DJ ; 50 leaves of plates : illus ; 34 cm. Japan -- Women -- Nude Art

$55.00

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