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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
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
The Great Wave

The Great Wave

by Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey teaches literature at Mount Holyoke College, where he is co-director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. Benfey is the author of Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others, The Double Life of Stephen Crane, and Degas in New Orleans. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.From the Hardcover edition.
First Into Nagasaki

First Into Nagasaki

by George; Weller, Anthony Weller

George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war's end in September 1945, under General MacArthur's media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller broke away. The intrepid newspaperman reached Nagasaki just weeks after the atomic bomb hit the city. Boldly presenting himself as a U.S. colonel to the Japanese military,... Read more
Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

by Kanzan Sato

A History Of Japan

A History Of Japan

by George Sansom

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

Japanese Print

Japanese Print

by Hugo Munsterberg

Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

by Paul Varley

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

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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.
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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.
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Recipes

by Time-Life Books

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
Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture

Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture

by Inazo Nitobe

Paperback / softback. New. A description of the chivalric code of honor and morality of the samurai
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£10.09
The 'Osaka to Nagasaki Sea Route' Map Screen

The 'Osaka to Nagasaki Sea Route' Map Screen

by Jorge Welsh (ed.)

Jorge Welsh Books, 2007 Book. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. English text; Paperback; 42 pages 23.7 x 29.8 cm; 0,4 kg; May show signs of shelf wear.; This catalogue is dedicated exclusively to an extraordinary pair of screens that were awarded the top prize by the Antiques Trade Gazette (ATG) for the most outstanding work of art on show during Asian Art in London (November 2007). The research into this pair of screens reveals an enormous amount of documental information making them some of the most... Read more
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£26.00
Depois dos Bárbaros II: Arte Namban para os mercados Japonês, Português e Holandês

Depois dos Bárbaros II: Arte Namban para os mercados Japonês, Português e Holandês

by Jorge Welsh (ed.)

Jorge Welsh Books, 2008 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Portuguese text; Exhibition catalogue with introduction and entries by Teresa Canepa, articles by Alexandra Curvelo, Christian J.A.Jörg, Pedro Cancela de Abreu, Miho Kitagawa; ; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 354 pages; 250 colour illustrations, 25 black and white illustrations; 23.5 x 30 cm; 2,5 kg; May show signs of shelf wear. Este admirável catálogo explora 48 peças excepcionais de arte namban feitas para o mercado... Read more
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£190.00
Les laques de Coromandel

Les laques de Coromandel

by Brugier, Nicole

Editions La Bibliothèque des Arts, Lausanne, Suisse, 2015 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. French text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 25 x 32.5 cm; 2.033 Kg; 224 pages with 220 colour illustrations; Still wrapped in plastic.; The Coromandel lacquer screens, or engraved and painted lacquer screens, constitute one of the most prestigious creations of Chinese art in its peak, during the 17th and 18th centuries. This book drives us into the history of these magnificent objects that crossed seas and... Read more
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£80.00
The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

by Yomoto, John M

Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, 1970 Book. Good. Hardcover. English text; Hardcover (without dust jacket); 191 pages with black-and-white plates and figures.; 15.5 x 22 cm; 0.437 kg; Used with signs of wear on the exterior and the outside text block. The interior is in very good condition.; The purpose of this brief handbook is to furnish samurai-sword owners and collectors with information about their swords, to relate some of the intriguing history and legends... Read more
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£15.00
The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi

The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi

by Reikichi, Ueda; adapted from the Japanese by Bushell, Raymond

Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc. of Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, 1979 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 5th or later Edition. English text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase); 16.4 x 23.8 cm; 1.015 Kg; 325 pages with 226 illustrations, 24 in colour.; Eleventh printing. Used book with minor signs of wear. The dust jacket has a minor tear on the bottom of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. Interior as new. Signs of wear on the slipcase.; In recent years a... Read more
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£65.00
Satsuma: Masterpieces from the world's important collections

Satsuma: Masterpieces from the world's important collections

by Lawrence, Louis

Dauphin Publishing Limited, London in co-operation with Spink & Son Ltd., 1991 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and Japanese text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket); 23.5 x 30 cm; 1.510 Kg; 220 pages with colour illustrations. Includes fold outs of some of the pieces.; May show minor signs of long time storage.; Satsuma is probably one of the best know names in the complex field of Japanese ceramics: yet surprisingly little has been published on this subject either in Japan or the West.... Read more
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£65.00
30 Postcards of Japan

30 Postcards of Japan

by Manila Trading and Supply Co

Cleveland, OH: Manila Trading and Supply Co, 1900. Very Good. 30 color tinted postcards of Japan, ca. 1900s-20s, most printed in Japan and distributed by Manila Trading and Supply Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Includes Geisha, temples and castles, scenes of everyday life, cherry blossoms and nature views, the giant Buddha at Daibutsu, and others. Each card 6 by 4 inches, all blank. Very good. Light edge wear, soil and finger smudging to versos. Images bright and unmarked.
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$175.00
日本風俗 = Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)

日本風俗 = Nihon fuuzoku (Japanese Costumes)

by T., N

Osaka: Poole Women's College, 1890. A delicate and magnificent Japanese rarity in fine condition: 3 volumes, contained within a printed wrap-around band, together in a single pictorial sleeve, each volume approx. 4½ x 3¼", printed and bound in the Japanese manner in decorative paper wrappers, each with a double-page folding color woodblock panorama (The Daimyos Procession, The Procession of the Mikado, and The Bridal Procession of the Common People), and each followed by 26 (for a... Read more
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$4,025.00
Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

by Milton, Giles

Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st printing with full number line. Firmly bound and carefully read. Both book & unclipped jacket are in VG clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. A small amount of damage to the top edge of the inner rear flap of the jacket .
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£9.50
Katsukawa Shunsho (Haruaki)

Katsukawa Shunsho (Haruaki)

by SUCCO, F

Plauen im Vogtland, 1922 141 S. mit 45 Tafeln (davon 5 farbig) und 10 Textabb. Reihe: Ostasiatische Graphik, Band III. * Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig; eine Farbtafel neu montiert. . Halfcloth. GOOD. 29x24.
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€30.00
JAPAN PAST AND PRESENT

JAPAN PAST AND PRESENT

by Edwin O. Reischauer

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1946. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 x 7 in. Red cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; minor shelf wear, covers very clean with spine sunned. Inner front hinge just barely starting. Text unmarked. Travel. Stax.
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$15.00
Inland Sea of Japan.  Travel brochure

Inland Sea of Japan. Travel brochure

by [Japan]

1925. Brochure in English for the recently inaugurated Japan-China Rapid Express Service on the "Nagasaki Maru" and the "Shanghai Maru", part of the NYK Line, or Nippon Yusen Kaisha, a steamship company established in 1885. The brochure opened is 7 panels wide, with a color map on the verso showing the route from Kobe through the Inland Sea, to Nagasaki and Shanghai. With map titles in Chinese, Japanese and English. Reverse side with four panels of text, 5 b&w photographs of... Read more
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$75.00
After The Barbarians II: Namban Works of Art for the Japanese, Portuguese and Dutch Markets

After The Barbarians II: Namban Works of Art for the Japanese, Portuguese and Dutch Markets

by Jorge Welsh (ed.)

Jorge Welsh Books, 2008 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English Edition; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 354 pages, 250 colour illustrations, 25 black and white illustrations; 23.5 x 30 cm; 2,5 kg; May show signs of shelf wear.; Exhibition catalogue, introduction and entries by Teresa Canepa, articles by Alexandra Curvelo, Christian J.A.Jörg, Pedro Cancela de Abreu, Miho Kitagawa; This impressive catalogue explores 48 exceptional pieces of namban art made for Western markets. Many of the namban... Read more
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£190.00
A Japanese and English dictionary and English Japanese dictionary...Third edition

A Japanese and English dictionary and English Japanese dictionary...Third edition

by Hepburn, J[ames] C[urtis], M. D., LL. D

Tokyo, Yokohama, [et al.]: Z. P. Maruya & Co., Ltd, 1886. Third and best edition; 8vo, pp. [2], xxxiii, [1], 962, [2]; parallel title in Japanese, sectional title at leaf 97-2 (Part Second. English and Japanese Dictionary, containg the most important English words, with numerous examples); text in double column, original quarter brown morocco, gilt-lettered spine; joints cracked; a good copy, but retaining the original and clearly very rare (if not unique) canvas dust jacket printed in red; old... Read more
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$5,750.00
Laca Namban: Brillo de Japón en Navarra

Laca Namban: Brillo de Japón en Navarra

by Kawamura, Yayoi; Villanueva, Alicia Ancho; and Azcárate, Berta Balduz (essays)

Fondo de Publicaciones del Gobierno de Navarra, 2016 Book. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Spanish text; Paperback; 24.5 x 29.3 cm; 1.208 Kg; 212 pages with illustrations in colour; Catalogue from the exhibition held at Museo de Navarra from the 29 October 2015 to the 28 February 2016. It shows fine examples of Namban pieces from Navarra, Spain and includes historical and artistic studies, including the relationship of this art with Spanish American pieces and the conservation and restoration treatments... Read more
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£40.00
South Australia postcard 'Adelaide Welcomes Japanese Men-of-War's Men' [with] Valentine's Series, set of Japanese Cruiser postcards

South Australia postcard 'Adelaide Welcomes Japanese Men-of-War's Men' [with] Valentine's Series, set of Japanese Cruiser postcards

by [Postcards]

1903. Three color postcards, the first showing large crowds along an Adelaide boulevard, as Japanese troops march by. Many women and children spectators, as well as people leaning from second story windows, with Macarey Pharmaceutical Chemist shop clearly visible at number 66, postally unused. The two of Valentine's Series are Japanese warships, the "Japanese Battleship, "Yashima", and the "Japanese Cruiser, "Yoshino". The Yashima card posted, with a cancellation... Read more
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$75.00
History of Art: Japanese Painting

History of Art: Japanese Painting

by Lesoualc'h, Theo; translated by Marwood, Pamela

Heron Books, London, 1970 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. English text; Hardcover (leather without dust jacket); 208 pages with colour illustrations; 17.5 x 27.1 cm; 0.818 Kg; Used book in very good condition showing minor signs of wear.; "When Japanese prints were on show in Paris from 1867 onwards, Impressionism and its derivatives principally took from them certain formulas: formulas and precedents which formed the basis for the innovations considered desirable by painters at the time. Whistler,... Read more
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£25.00
GEISHA

GEISHA

by Liza Dalby

Berkeley: University of California Press. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0520204956 . Near Fine in wappers. Clean and bright pages. ; 8.30 X 8.20 X 1.10 inches; 367 pages; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$49.95
Netsuke: A comprehensive study based on the M. T. Hindson Collection (Revised Edition)

Netsuke: A comprehensive study based on the M. T. Hindson Collection (Revised Edition)

by Davey, Neil K.; Winkworth, W. W. (introduction)

Sotheby Publications by Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London, 1982 Book. Good. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. English text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 21.5 x 31 cm; 2,740 Kg; 612 pages with 182 illustrations in colour and 1414 monochrome.; Revised edition with 296 new illustrations.; Used book with signs of wear. The dust jacket has a minor tear and scuffs on the top to the spine and also a small scuff on the rear of the front cover. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. Minor signs of wear in... Read more
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£200.00
How to Wrap 5 Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging

How to Wrap 5 Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging

by Hideyuki Oka

New York: Harper & Row., 1967. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 1st U.S. edition, preceded only by the 1965 original Japanese printing. . Quarto, 203 pgs., gravure photography. Foreword by George Nelson, photography by Michikazu Sakai. D/w a little rubbed and frayed at head of spine. Original cloth-bcaked, embossed white boards, with slight marking.
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£180.00
Chinese and Japanese Cloisonné Enamels

Chinese and Japanese Cloisonné Enamels

by Garner, Henry

Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1962 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 16.5 x 25.5 cm; 0.706 Kg; 120 pages plus appendix with black-and-white plates; Ex-library with minor writing on the interior. The dust jacket shows wear marks, namely signs of a removed sticker on the bottom of the spine. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. Good readable copy.; The manufacture of cloisonné enamels was introduced into China from the west... Read more
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£30.00
Recipes: The Cooking Of Germany

Recipes: The Cooking Of Germany

by Time Life Books (editors)

New York: Time Life Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1974. Spiral bound. A spiral bound book in very good condition. Light scuffing and edgewear to the covers, with a very nice & clean interior. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages .
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CA$10.25