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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
A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

Recipes

Recipes

by Time-Life Books

Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

by David Bergamini

The Kimono Mind

The Kimono Mind

by Bernard Rudofsky

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

A History Of Japan

A History Of Japan

by George Sansom

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

by Kanzan Sato

Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

by Joan Stanley-Baker

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

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The Enigma Of Japanese Power

by Karel Van Wolferen

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
Dream Of a Summer Day, The

Dream Of a Summer Day, The

by Hearn, Lafcadio

Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Shore Excursions Around Osaka, Shore Arrangement by Japan Travel Bureau

Shore Excursions Around Osaka, Shore Arrangement by Japan Travel Bureau

by [Japan]

1950. Pamphlet. Very good. A folding travel brochure for Osaka. Text in English, color photo to front cover of two young ladies in traditional Japanese dress. 'Your Itineraries' list includes: Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kyoto Nara, and their fares. Inside the brochure is descriptive text for Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe palaces, temples, shrines and lakes. Japan Travel Bureau Services text at rear cover describing services offered. 4 x 9 1/2" folds open to 16 x 9 1/2"
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$25.00
The History of Japan: Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam, 1690-92; Volume 2
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£21.55
The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 / John Toland

The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 / John Toland

by Toland, John

London : Cassell , 1971. 1st edition. Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Price clipped. Illustrated endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall.. Physical description: xxxv, 954 pages: illustrations, maps, portraits; 24 cm. Notes: Col. map on lining papers. Originally published, New York: Random House, 1970. Includes bibliographical references (pages 893-904) and index. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Japan. Imperialism Japan.... Read more
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$270.00
Japan: my flowers and scars(Chinese Edition)

Japan: my flowers and scars(Chinese Edition)

paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback Pages Number: 303 Language: Chinese. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Japan Institute of Social and Cultural Research Center Director Hu Peng has essays on Japanese history and contemporary social phenomena Collection. The study of Japan. another study in Japan. has been hovering between flowers and scars the face of the Japanese nation. feeling free. full of... Read more
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$72.73
Deus Destroyed: The Image of Christianity in Early Modern Japan

Deus Destroyed: The Image of Christianity in Early Modern Japan

by Elison, George

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973. Hardcover. xiv, 542, [1]p., cloth-covered boards, 6.25x9.5 inches, illus., very good condition in a lightly worn, unclipped dj. Harvard East Asian Series 72.
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$35.00
Images from the Floating World (The Japanese Print)

Images from the Floating World (The Japanese Print)

by LANE, Richard

New York: Dorset Press, 1982. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near-fine lightly shelfworn jacket, short tear at bottom of front panel. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. 364 pages. Boards; dust jacket. "Ukiyo-e, the Japanese woodblock print tradition was one of the highpoints of classical Japanese civilization. Written by one of the foremost experts on Japanese prints, Images from the Floating World provides the definitive history of this wonderfully graceful and evocative artistic tradition. Ukiyo-e gives an... Read more
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$50.00
The House Of Nomura

The House Of Nomura

by Alletzhauser Al

Bloomsbury, London, 1990. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. preface by author, Dramatis Personae, six appendices, select English bibliography, select Japanese bibliography, Nomura Family Source Material, acknowledgements and index. Between pages 152 and 153 there are 16 pages old black-and-white photographs / illustrations. Colour illustrated card cover with white and red coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. "The House Of Nomura is... Read more
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AU$9.10
The Flower Ornament (Inscribed by Author)

The Flower Ornament (Inscribed by Author)

by Morton, Leith

Sydney: Island Press. 1993. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Signed and inscribed by Author. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 80 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$20.00
Nihon saijiki [Seasonal Records of Japan]

Nihon saijiki [Seasonal Records of Japan]

by KAIBARA, Chiken & Ekiken

Two full-page & eight double-page illus. in the text. 77; 39; 32; 46 folding leaves. Seven parts bound in four vols. 8vo, orig. blue patterned wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers (several labels defective), new stitching. Osaka: Nisshindo, 1688.<br /> <P> First edition of this uncommon work on traditional Japanese festivals, holidays, and rituals throughout the year. This book established the style of saijiki, which are richly detailed chronicles of the year's... Read more
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$4,500.00
Manuscript on paper, title written on upper wrapper &quot;Hyoryunin Tokusaburo oyobi juyonin&quot; (final character illegible) [&quot;Shipwrecked Tokusaburo &amp; His 14 Crew Members&quot;]

Manuscript on paper, title written on upper wrapper "Hyoryunin Tokusaburo oyobi juyonin" (final character illegible) ["Shipwrecked Tokusaburo & His 14 Crew Members"]

by JAPAN & THE PHILIPPINES

42 folding leaves. 8vo (234 x 170 mm.), orig. wrappers (upper wrapper a little dampstained), orig. stitching. [Japan: from third to last page]: "19 April 1860."<br /> <P> An engrossing manuscript account of the Japanese ship Koshiomaru and its crew, which, due to a violent storm, drifted far off course and ran aground on Catanduanes, a Philippine island. The crew was rescued and aided by an indigenous tribe. To our knowledge, this fascinating episode is unknown to Western... Read more
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$4,500.00
A collection of approximately 1650 chopstick wrappers, all of Japanese origin, pasted in four 8vo and two large 8vo albums, various bindings

A collection of approximately 1650 chopstick wrappers, all of Japanese origin, pasted in four 8vo and two large 8vo albums, various bindings

by CHOPSTICK WRAPPERS

Japan: ca. 1920-30.<br /> <P>A remarkable collection of more than 1600 Japanese chopstick wrappers, all carefully mounted in six albums. The wrappers vary from very plain to highly elaborate and offer a wide range of design and typography. Many have telephone numbers. The anonymous collector painstakingly (and lovingly) assembled this collection in the 1920s and 1930s; the wrappers advertise famous and forgotten restaurants, which served mostly Japanese but also Chinese and Western cuisines,... Read more
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$4,500.00
Stereoscopic view, Chinese Coolies, Hong Kong, China

Stereoscopic view, Chinese Coolies, Hong Kong, China

by China Stereoscopic view

New York: Underwood and Underwood, 1896. Very good condition. A crowded street scene near the harbour in Hong Kong, with street vendors and coolie workers. Very bright. Stereoscopic photo card on tan card stock, curved mounts, with printed caption. The image shows a congested street scene with men working with bricks in the foreground, many workers in the distance. The number 49 is handwritten above the images. The caption is translated on verso into various languages. Approx. 7x3 1/2". Image... Read more
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$100.00
Hand painted Chinese Woman Musician - Girl with a Samisen

Hand painted Chinese Woman Musician - Girl with a Samisen

1860. Ephemera. Good + overall. Charming hand painted illustration of a female musician in decorative dress, roses in her hair, and samisen, three stringed instrument, in her hands as she sits on a decorative stool. 6" x 7.5", light foxing. Painted on pith paper and laid down on heavier stock, for an album.
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$125.00
Koshokuden [Oribe Furuta&#39;s Teachings Passed Down]

Koshokuden [Oribe Furuta's Teachings Passed Down]

by ORIBE RYU

Numerous woodcuts, a few full-page, in the text. 45 folding leaves. Large 8vo, somewhat later blue wrappers, new stitching. [Japan: 1624-48?].<br /> <P> An early edition, possibly the first, of the first manual of the chanoyu ("the way of tea") to be published in Japan. Oribe Furuta (1544-1615), was the most famous of the seven tea disciples of Sen no Rikyu (1522-91), who developed the definitive form of chanoyu. Oribe was Japan's leading tea master for nearly a quarter of a... Read more
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$12,500.00
Furansu keihohei teishiki [Light Infantry in the French Style]

Furansu keihohei teishiki [Light Infantry in the French Style]

by TANABE, Ryosuke (or Yoshisuke), trans. & editor

28 folding engraved plates. 74; 86; 60; 35 folding leaves. Four vols. Oblong 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Tokyo: Government Publication issued under the Author's name [Yosoda Masayoshi, a pen name for Tanabe], 1869. First edition in Japanese, translated from an unidentified French text, which, according to the Preface, was issued in 1863, with a sequel in 1867. Tanabe also states that this work includes information gained... Read more
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$2,500.00
[Good Horse Treatment Explained]

[Good Horse Treatment Explained]

by JIZANSHI

Many woodcut illus. 159 folding leaves. Five parts in one vol. Oblong 8vo, orig. dark blue thick wrappers (wrappers rubbed), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover (label rubbed & soiled), orig. stitching. Kyoto, Edo, & Osaka: Hishiya magobei et al., 1859. A late Japanese edition of one of the earliest Chinese collections of texts on horse medicine. Our book stems from a "late 14th-century compilation [which] does contain genuine works from earlier times. This is the Simu... Read more
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$4,750.00
Zhengxu wen fang tu zan, fu Shiyou tu zan; in Japanese: Seizoku bunbo zusan [Picture Catalogue of Scholars&#39; Objects, with Addendum of Ten Friends&#39; Objects]

Zhengxu wen fang tu zan, fu Shiyou tu zan; in Japanese: Seizoku bunbo zusan [Picture Catalogue of Scholars' Objects, with Addendum of Ten Friends' Objects]

by LIN, Hong & LUO, Xiandeng

Many full-page woodcut illus. Nine columns per page; 20 characters per column. 21; 32 folding leaves. Two vols. incl. addendum. 8vo, orig. wrappers, remains of block-printed title labels on upper covers. Osaka: Bun'eido, [19th century? or earlier?]. This book presents several mysteries. The title-page states "Seppu shoshi Bun'eido shi" ["Osaka publisher Bun'eido published this book"]. In spite of this, the book has all the qualities of a Chinese publication: the... Read more
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$3,500.00
Shinkyu shisho [Acupuncture and Moxibustion]

Shinkyu shisho [Acupuncture and Moxibustion]

by IMAMURA, Akira (or Ryoan or Riyo)

Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. [31] folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers a little rubbed), orig. block printed title label on upper cover (label a little defective), new stitching. Kyoto & Tokyo: 1864. First edition and rare. Imamura (1814-90), a leading doctor and historian of Japanese medicine, was physician to the future Emperor Taisho when he was a youth. Imamura, professor of medicine at Tokyo University, found that many of the contemporary Japanese works on... Read more
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$2,750.00
Pink Samurai: Love, Marriage &amp; Sex in Contemporary Japan

Pink Samurai: Love, Marriage & Sex in Contemporary Japan

by Bornoff, Nicholas

New York: Pocket Books, 1991. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Large trade paperback. 492 pages. References and Notes, Index. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs and drawings. First American paperback edition. No previous ownership marks. No spine crease. A clean, square, unmarked copy. Very good. .
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$8.95
Horror in the East

Horror in the East

by Rees, Laurence

London: BBC Books. 2001. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 160 pages. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00
Chinese Book of Kimono Fabric and Patterns, ca. 1935

Chinese Book of Kimono Fabric and Patterns, ca. 1935

by n/a

Kyoto, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good. ca. 1935 Hardcover folio, 13 x 9.5 inches; 33 x 24 cm. Bound in silk brocade with woven ribbon tie binding. Mounted silk title has been roughly translated into "Exhibition Number One [+ proper name]". 27 gorgeous chromolithographs, each with printed tissue guards, followed by 18 pages of text. In very good condition with light rubbing to the silk at the edges of the boards and slight balding to areas of the rear cover. Now housed in protective mylar wrapper.... Read more
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$126.00
The Japanese

The Japanese

by Reischauer, Edwin O

Hardback. Good.
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£5.45
Notes of a Trip Around the World in 1894 and 1895

Notes of a Trip Around the World in 1894 and 1895

by Parsons, Charles

St. Louis: George Barnard & Co., 1896. Hardcover. Good + overall. Travels through Japan, Ceylon, India, China, Egypt, Granada by the author. 8vo, 177 pp, 64 photographs complete, with one photo of 'Gathering tea in Darjeeling'. Possible, unconfirmed that author [1824-1905 ] might be St. Louis banker and private collector Charles Parson, who donated art collection to Kemper Art Museum in 1905. 3/4 polished calf, marbled sides, some rubbing and wear to extremities, front board detached;... Read more
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$125.00
Target Tokyo : the Story of the Sorge Spy Ring / Gordon W. Prange, with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

Target Tokyo : the Story of the Sorge Spy Ring / Gordon W. Prange, with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

by Prange, Gordon William (1910-1981)

New York : McGraw-Hill, 1984. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 595 pages; Description: xviii, 595 p. , [14] p. Of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Sorge, Richard, 1895-1944. Spies--Soviet Union--Biography. Espionage, Soviet--Japan--History.
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$11.94
Manuscript on paper, entitled on label on upper covers &quot;Mankin itto zokukai&quot; [&quot;Commentaries on the Mankin itto&quot; or &quot;Abundance of Golden Knowledge Contained in Here&quot;]

Manuscript on paper, entitled on label on upper covers "Mankin itto zokukai" ["Commentaries on the Mankin itto" or "Abundance of Golden Knowledge Contained in Here"]

by GONG, Tingxian

75; 64 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo (275 x 180 mm.), orig. pale blue wrappers (label on upper covers rather corroded but legible), new stitching. [Japan]: Preface dated March 1755.<br /> A rare commentary by the Japanese Aizu(?) fiefdom doctor Setsuo Kagayama on Wan jin yi tong by Tingxian Gong (1522-1619), physician of the Imperial Medical Academy in Beijing. The Wan jin yi tong is part of a larger work, the Wanbing Huichun of 1585 [Restoration of Health from Myriad Diseases], the... Read more
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$4,750.00