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Chronicles Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan

By Donald Keene

Columbia University Press, 2008. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$36.95

The Rise of a Great Tradition: Japanese Archaeological Ceramics from the Jomon Through Heian Periods, 10,500 B.C.-A.D. 1185

By Gina Barnes; Richard Pearson; Richard Mellott

Japan Society Gallery, 1990. Name writen on free end page, otherwise in excellent condition.. Not Indicated. Soft Cover Booklet. Fine. Illus. by Color Photos.

$89.95

Ancient Buddhist Treasures of Kofukuji Temple; in Commemoration of the Completion of the Heisei-Era Grand Repairs of the Nan'Endo Hall

By Nagano Prefeectural Shinano Art Museum

Art Research Foundation, 1997. Not Indicated. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by Color Plates.

$37.95

Servants, Shophands, and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan

By Leupp, Gary P.

Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Princeton Univ Pr, 1992. In this analysis of lower-class life in Tokugawa Japan (1603-1868), the author portrays the emergence of an urban proletariat during a time of extraordinary economic change. With the rapid increase in urban construction and commercial activity, hired labourers came to replace the traditional workers, while in households, contracted servants supplanted hereditary workers. The text demonstrates that in the same way that products previously restricted to use by the elite became commodities for mass consumption, labour power itself became a commodity: class relations were gradually mediated by money, and employers and employees dealt with each other on increasingly impersonal, if not hostile, terms. Attempting to control such trends, government officials regulated workers by fixing employment seasons, limiting job tenures, setting wages, and establishing labour exchanges, licensing systems and workhouses. The author points out many cases in which Tokugawa policies toward labour resembled those applied by early modern regimes in Europe. Based on population registers, household records, legal documents and popular literature, the book offers a social history of workers and employers alike. Slight spine lean, otherwise in very nice condition.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$24.95

Ukiyoe

By Kikuchi, Sadao English adaptation by Fred Dunbar

Japan: Hoikusha, 1970. In protective plastic sleeve.. 6th. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by Color Plates.

$19.95

Roberts' Guide to Japanese Museums

By Roberts, Laurance P.;Kokusai Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo, Japan)

Kodansha International, 1978. Corners of several pages turned down, otherwise in very nice condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$19.95

The Art of Tendai Buddhism to Mark the 1200 Anniversary of the Founding of Mt. Hiei Monastery

By NA

Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs, 1986. Not Indicated. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Color & B/W Plates.

$69.95

Lanscape Painting in the East and West Inaugural Special Presentation from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By NA

Shizouka Prefectual Museum of Art, 1986. Corners bumped, otherwise in very nice condition. Text in English & Japanese.. Presumed First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +. Illus. by Color Plates.

$69.95

Kobayashi Collection

By The Nezu Institute of Fine Arts

Japan: The Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, 1981. Text in English & Japanese.. Not Indicated. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by b/w Plates.

$47.95

Yamato - e

By Setsu, Iwao

Japan: Setsu Gatodo Co., 1985. Some very light sunning on cover, otherwise in excellent condition. Text in English & Japanese.. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Tipped in Color Plates.

$59.95

Major Lyricists of the Northern Sung, A.D. 960-1126
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Major Lyricists of the Northern Sung, A.D. 960-1126

By Liu, James J.Y.

Princeton University Press, 1974. Price clipped jacket. Some sunning on spine, otherwise in very nice condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$89.95

Catalogue of Selected Masterpieces Volume II

By Nezu Institute of Fine Arts

Tokyo: Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, 1984. Most text in Japanese.. Not Indicated. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by b/w Photos.

$39.95