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Tray Landscapes (Bonkei and Bonseki): Tourist Library Vol. 19
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Tray Landscapes (Bonkei and Bonseki): Tourist Library Vol. 19

By Yanagisawa, Soen

Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, 1955. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked. Stamped Copyright in Japan and Printed in Japan. Green boards, no jacket. 3 color plates and black/white images throughout. 193p. Bonkei is Japanese for "tray landscape". A bonkei is a temporary or permanent three-dimensional depiction of a landscape in miniature, portrayed using mainly dry materials like rock, papier-m

$14.00

Okinawa Today: Outline of Okinawa Prefecture in '98
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Okinawa Today: Outline of Okinawa Prefecture in '98

By Okinawa Prefecture Government

Okinawa Prefecture Government, 1998. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Text in English. Beautifully illustrated. 66p. Includes map, Okinawa Prefectural People's song, and more. Okinawa is a Japanese prefecture comprising more than 150 islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Japan's mainland.

$15.00

Family Planning in Japanese Society: Traditional Birth Control in a Modern Urban Culture
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Family Planning in Japanese Society: Traditional Birth Control in a Modern Urban Culture

By Coleman, Samuel

Princeton University Press, 1978. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. New forward by Patricia G. Steinhoff. 269p. Measures 5.5x8.5 inches. A comprehensive picture of fertility control in Japan in the 1980s and a portrayal of the role of sex in marital relations in at least one segment of contemporary Japanese society

$12.00

A Primal Spirit Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptors (with Gallery Handout)
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A Primal Spirit Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptors (with Gallery Handout)

By Fox, Howard N

Harry N Abrams, 1991. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Exhibition catalog. Beautiful color illustrations. Preface by Toshio Hara. Contributions by Judith Connor Greer and Kiyoko Mitsuyama. Artists: Koichi Ebizuka, Toshikatsu Endo, Chuichi Fujii, Tadashi Kawamata, Takamasa Kuniyasu, Emiko Tokushige, Shigeo Toya, Kimio Tsuchiya, and Isamu Wakabayashi. 144p. Laid in an 8-sided, illustrated gallery handout. Measures 28.25x10.5 unfolded. Brochure ten thumbnails, text, information about the exhibition, some crinkling, and a few spots.

$20.00

Japan Style
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Japan Style

By Kodansha International

Kodansha International, 1981. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Clipped dust jacket. Catalog for exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum aimed at providing an experience of Japanese objects. Brief essays provide an understanding of the Japanese life and the variety of its material culture. Striking photographs define the style of Japan in terms of elegance, simplicity, compactness, vitality, and other qualities. Measures 10.5x10 inches. 152p.

$14.00

Exhibition of Earthenware of Ancient Eastern Asia in the Collection of Tenri University Museums
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Exhibition of Earthenware of Ancient Eastern Asia in the Collection of Tenri University Museums

By Gyarari, Tenri

Tokyo: Tenri Gallery, 1964. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Text in Japanese. 32p. Black and white plates. Map. Affiliated with Tenri University, the Tenri Gallery opened in Tokyo in 1962. Measures 10.25x 7.25 inches.

$12.00

Zenga: Brushstrokes of Enlightenment
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Zenga: Brushstrokes of Enlightenment

By Stevens, John; Yelen, Alice Rae

New Orleans Museum of Art, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Catalog for traveling exhibition. Illustrated. Includes "The Spiritual Dimensions of Zen Art" by John Stevens and "Looking at Zen Art" by Alice Rae Yelen. Topics include Daruma, Zen Heroes, Zen Teachings, Zen Calligraphy, and Zenga the contemplative art. Bibliography. Measures 8.25x11.75 inches.

$14.00

Exhibition: Ancient Cultural Relations Between East and West from the Collection of Tenri Sankokan Museum
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Exhibition: Ancient Cultural Relations Between East and West from the Collection of Tenri Sankokan Museum

By Gyarari, Tenri

Tokyo: Tenri Gallery, 1967. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Text in Japanese, with a list of the 42 plates in English. 26p. Black and white plates. Map. Affiliated with Tenri University, the Tenri Gallery opened in Tokyo in 1962. In 1967 they began to publish a series of guidebooks to the museum's collection. Measures 10.25x 7.25 inches.

$16.00

Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region: Appropriate Roles for Japan and the United States
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Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region: Appropriate Roles for Japan and the United States

By Scalapino, Robert A. (editor)

Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1986. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Small remainder mark on edge. 193p. Bibliographic references. Contributors include Miyohei Shonhara, Edward J. Lincoln, Milton Klein, Oliver Yu, Masao Sakisaka, R. Sean Randolph and others.

$12.00

Understanding Japan 65: The Geography of Japan
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Understanding Japan 65: The Geography of Japan

By Isamu, Ota

International Society for Educational Inc. (ISEI), 1993. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Maps. Tables. Charts. Topics include the natural environment, economic activities, international relations, and more. 92p.

$15.00

Netsuke: Myth and Nature in Miniature
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Netsuke: Myth and Nature in Miniature

By Avery Brundage Collection

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Kodansha International, 1981. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. A few nicks on cover. Illustrated in black and white. Features the Avery Brundage Collection. Includes Katabori, Zodiac Animals, Mask Types, Ryusa Types, and more. 40p. Bibliography.

$12.00

Kanazawa
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Kanazawa

By Kanazawa Tourist Bureau

Kanazawa Tourist Bureau, nd. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked. Text in English and Japanese. Illustrated throughout, with maps, photographs, and drawings. 18p. Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan

$12.00

A Guide to Shizutani School: The Oldest Free Public School in the World
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A Guide to Shizutani School: The Oldest Free Public School in the World

By Shizutani School

Shizutani School, nd. Brochure. Very Good. Unmarked. A few bumps. Includes laid-in admissions ticket measuring 5.25x2.75 inches. Brochure in English introduces the school's mission, layout, and unique features, including a Confucian shrine, the roof made of Bizen Ware tiles, the Keisei Stone, and more. Measures 20.5x10 inches unfolded. Folds into 6 panels, three on each side. This school was opened for the common people by the Okayama Domain in 1666, during the early Edo period. It is located in Bizen in the Okayama Prefecture of Japan.

$12.00

Earth, Fire, and Brush: Japanese Ceramics and Scroll Paintings
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Earth, Fire, and Brush: Japanese Ceramics and Scroll Paintings

By Mills College Art Gallery

Mills College Art Gallery, 1995. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Accompanied an exhibition of works from the Mills College Art Gallery collection. 8 black and white illustrations. Glossary. 47p. Measures 7x10.75 inches.

$15.00

Nikko
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Nikko

By Tobu Railways Company

Tobu Railways Company, nd. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Includes a loose Tour map. Undated, appears to be published around 1970. Maps. Beautifully illustrated. Initially built in 1617, during the Edo period, this Shinto shrine is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and a National Treasures of Japan. Text in English. Measures 8.75x8.25 inches. 18p.

$12.00

The Japanese
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The Japanese

By Reischauer, Edwin O

Harvard University Press, 1981. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Copiously illustrated in black and white. A brilliantly insightful portrait of the background, culture, and values of twentieth century Japan. 443p. Suggested reading. Index.

$12.00

Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan
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Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan

By Nippon Steel News

Nippon Steel Corporation, 1985. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover. Previous owner's name on back. Illustrated. Selection of 12 articles that appeared in the Nippon Steel News between April 1982 and March 1983. Topics include popular deities of Japan, Religion in Japan, Zen and the Japanese mind, Bushido, Chanoyu, Japanese Theater, Zuihitsu, and more. Authors include Hidetoshi Kato, Kazuo Osumi, Takeshi Umehara, and others. 28p.

$15.00

The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints
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The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints

By The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1955. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Some age tanning on cover. Accompanied a March 10-April 17, 1955 exhibition, with 21 Black and white plates. The exhibition of 350 prints covered the entire range of Ukiyo-e in Japan. Essay by James A. Michener.

$12.00

Kanagawa, Japan
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Kanagawa, Japan

By Kanagawa Perfectural

Kanagawa Perfectural, 1972. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Some edge wear. Beautifully illustrated in color. 48p. Measures 10.25x9.5 inches. Text in English, Spanish, and French. Kanagawa is a coastal prefecture just south of Tokyo.

$12.00

Modernization in Japan (Asian Studies Inquiry Program)
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Modernization in Japan (Asian Studies Inquiry Program)

By McKeown, Robin J

Field Educational Publications, 1969. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Topics include people at work, people at play and people in conflict in Urban Japan in the middle of the twentieth century. Suggested readings. B/W illustrations. 64p.

$12.00

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