Japanese

From The Tokyo Toilet Book to My Funniest Story, from Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan to Japanese Gardens Islands Of Serenity, we can help you find the japanese books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from Biblio.com, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.

Top Sellers in Japanese

The Tokyo Toilet Book

The Tokyo Toilet Book

by Yoko, Photographer Takahashi

Japanese Cooking

Japanese Cooking

by Gail Weinshel Katz

Genki

Genki

by Eri Banno

White Coolies

White Coolies

by Betty Jeffrey

Marugoto

Marugoto

by Japan Foundation

Blanc De Chine

Blanc De Chine

by P J Donnelly

A Guide To Japanese Hot Springs

A Guide To Japanese Hot Springs

by Ishiguro Yoko Hotta Anne

A Dictionary Of Japanese Artists

A Dictionary Of Japanese Artists

by Laurance P Roberts

No image available

Genki

by Eri Et Al Banno

No image available

Japanese Cooking

by Peter and Joan Martin

No image available

Jazz Up Your Japanese With Onomatopoeia

by Tom Gally Hiroko Fukuda

No image available

The Destructors

by Graham Greene; Yutaka Seo

No image available

Musashi

by Eiji; Terry, Charles S Yoskikawa

No image available

Tobira 1

by Mayumi Oka Et Al

No image available

Minna No Nihongo Shokyu I

by 3a Corporation

No image available

My Funniest Story

by Leonard; Pertwee, Roland; Wodehouse, P G; Wells, H G Merrick

Japanese Books & Ephemera

Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan

Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan

by Wood, Mary Cokely

Chiun [or Chion] hen [Treatment of Pestilence]

Chiun [or Chion] hen [Treatment of Pestilence]

by ASADA, Sohaku

35; 18 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. aubergine patterned wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo, Kyoto, & Osaka: various publishers, Prefaces dated 1859, Afterwords dated 1860. First edition of this very rare work on epidemics and communicable diseases. "Koretsune or Ritsuen or Sohaku Asada (1813-1894) was a famous physician and a prolific writer on a variety of subjects in Japanese medicine...Asada began the study of medicine at the age of 13, soon... Read more about this item
Item Price
$3,750.00
Manuscript on paper of his "Bukyo Zensho" ["The Complete Writings of Teaching on Military Affairs"], with his "Bukyo Shogaku" ["Introduction to the Bushido Culture"]

Manuscript on paper of his "Bukyo Zensho" ["The Complete Writings of Teaching on Military Affairs"], with his "Bukyo Shogaku" ["Introduction to the Bushido Culture"]

by YAMAGA, Soko

Many fine brush & color and black & white paintings in the text. Two illus. with movable flaps (one is a volvelle). Finely written in a superb calligraphic hand on mica-coated (kirabiki) textured paper. 31; 34; 36; 35; 35; 30; 45; 33 leaves (not including blanks). Eight vols. 8vo (252 x 180 mm.), orig. dark blue wrappers bound in tetsuyoso style, each cover finely illustrated by hand in gold with depictions of landscapes with plants. [Japan]: Preface dated 1656; this manuscript was written sometime... Read more about this item
Item Price
$12,500.00
Flower Arrangement Art of Japan

Flower Arrangement Art of Japan

by Mary Cokely Wood

London: Arco. Minimal wear. Tanned endpapers. No jacket. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1958.
Item Price
$7.71
Actor Iwai Shigaku as Somenoi in "Denka chaya adauchi" (Revenge at the Denka Teahouse)

Actor Iwai Shigaku as Somenoi in "Denka chaya adauchi" (Revenge at the Denka Teahouse)

by Shigeharu, Ryusai (also called Kuniyoshi)

Tokyo: Horie Ichiba Wataki, 1835. Woodcut on laid mulberry paper, 14 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (361 x 225 mm), vertical ōban tate-e, the full sheet. With that artist's signature and seal in black ink in the lower-center image area. Edo period. Minor toning and archivally repaired insect damage in the lower right sheet. Colors remain fresh.
Item Price
$500.00
Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan

Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan

by Mary Cokely Wood

London: Arco Publishers Limited, 1958. First Printing. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. 1958 First Printing. Hardcover. Fair. DJ. Dust jacket poor- see photos. Now in mylar. DJ flap impression on fly. Bumped corners. Edgeworn. Unmarked. 125p.
Item Price
$24.95
4000 Bowls of Rice A Prisoner of War Comes Home

4000 Bowls of Rice A Prisoner of War Comes Home

by Holmes, Linda Goetz

Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 1993. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 179 pages. Draws on the letters by Sergeant Cecil Dickson of the 2/2 Australian Pioneer Battalion and research with other surviving POWs combined with a series of photographs, taken secretly by other Australian POWs. This book looks at the lives of POW's in World War 2... Read more about this item
Item Price
$14.88
Todo ihitsu [Todo's Posthumous Works]

Todo ihitsu [Todo's Posthumous Works]

by OHARA, Todo

37 fine woodcuts (some are single-page, others double-page, & one is a text illus.), of which most are black & white, but 11 are printed in complex color & eight are delicately highlighted with gray tints. 33; 33; 32; 34; 35; 35 folding leaves. Six vols. 8vo, orig. decorated wrappers (wrappers slightly soiled), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Wakayama [& for Vols. IV-VI: Wakayama, Kyoto, Edo, & Osaka]: Ohiya Ihei et al., [Vols. I-III], Prefaces dated 1833 & 1850. First... Read more about this item
Item Price
$12,500.00
Shinshū sosetsu 慎終疏節 [Simple Ceremonies for the Final Send-off]

Shinshū sosetsu 慎終疏節 [Simple Ceremonies for the Final Send-off]

by NAKAMURA, Tekisai 中村惕斎

12 full-page hand-colored woodcut illus. (each with several figures, some with text) & one black & white full-page illus. 61 folding leaves. Four parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. [Japan, probably Kyoto]: Preface dated 1690. First edition, and very rare, of this work on funerary rites by Nakamura (1629-1702/03), written in classical Chinese with Japanese kunten reading marks. The 12 woodcut illustrations have been beautifully... Read more about this item
Item Price
$6,500.00
MINAZUKI NO HAKA [JAPANESE EDITION]

MINAZUKI NO HAKA [JAPANESE EDITION]

by Koike, Mariko

Shinchosha. Near Fine. 1996. Paperback. Text is in Japanese. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 224 pages .
Item Price
$10.00
Kaiba shinsho [New Book on the Anatomy of the Horse]

Kaiba shinsho [New Book on the Anatomy of the Horse]

by KIKUCHI, Tosui

18 woodcut illus. (several color-printed). 23; 25 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. yellow wrappers (wrappers a little soiled), new stitching. [Japan]: Preface dated "1851," published in 1852. First edition and very rare. Kikuchi (fl. 1848-64), was responsible for starting a new age of Japanese veterinary medicine (see Alexander Kast, "Johannes Ludwig Janson, Professor of Veterinary Medicine in Tokyo in 1880-1902" in Acta med-hist Adriat (2010); 8 (1), p. 116). Before this work, all books on... Read more about this item
Item Price
$7,500.00
An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese

An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese

by Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko

New York et al.: McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1997 WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Mostly beige pictorial boards, titles in red, xxvii, 548 pp, index. Covers unusually badly worn, otherwise good, scattered notes & highlighting. Textbook for a beginning-level college course in Japanese for English speakers. Shipping weight 4 lbs. (International 3 lbs., 4 oz.). 11th ptg. . Fair/No dj. 24 X 21 cm.
Item Price
$27.99
Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Murai sensei fukukoben" ["Abdominal Diagnosis"]

Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Murai sensei fukukoben" ["Abdominal Diagnosis"]

by MURAI, Kinzan

16 fine full-page brush & ink illus. 24 folding leaves. 8vo (243 x 169 mm.), orig. wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: late Edo. A fascinating manuscript. Murai (1733-1815), was a member of one of the leading Japanese families specializing in surgery. A renowned Chinese lute player, he was physician to the Kumamoto fiefdom. Murai studied under Todo Yoshimasu (1702-73), one of the most innovative practitioners of his time. Both Yoshimasu and Murai were leaders in the development of Japanese "Kampo," the... Read more about this item
Item Price
$4,500.00
Japanese Kanji Mnemonics JLPT N5

Japanese Kanji Mnemonics JLPT N5

by Lindsay Tatiana Jimenez and Dioxelis Lopez

Soft Cover. New.
Item Price
$15.00
[J:] Shoroku tanshun 書簏蟫雋 [Thought-Provoking Bookworms in the Bamboo Trunk Full of Books]

[J:] Shoroku tanshun 書簏蟫雋 [Thought-Provoking Bookworms in the Bamboo Trunk Full of Books]

by LI, Jiweng 李濟翁, XIAO, Can 蕭參, & CHEN, Jiru 陳繼儒

42; 32 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. semi-stiff wrappers (rubbed), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers (both labels partly defective), new stitching. Kyoto: Takemura Shinbei, 1698. First edition to be printed in Japan of this collection of Chinese literary texts, with the Preface of Isshiki Tokei (or Maeda Tokei, 1673-1744), the Kyoto Confucian scholar who served the Yamashiro yodo fiefdom lord Noriyuki Ishikawa. The book is printed in kanbun with reading marks. It is rare, with no... Read more about this item
Item Price
$7,500.00
Manuscript on Japanese paper, complete, entitled "Kankai Ibun" 環海異聞 ["Observation in Foreign Countries; the Story of the Travels of Four Shipwrecked Japanese, as told to Gentaku Otsuki"]

Manuscript on Japanese paper, complete, entitled "Kankai Ibun" 環海異聞 ["Observation in Foreign Countries; the Story of the Travels of Four Shipwrecked Japanese, as told to Gentaku Otsuki"]

by ŌTSUKI, Gentaku 大槻玄沢

63 full-page color illus., 26 double-page color illus., 8 full-page black & white illus., & several maps including a finely colored world map that continues for three pages. 16 parts in nine vols. Large 8vo (236 x 168 mm.), later brown wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: from the last page of the final volume, in trans.: "copied 1815." An early copy of this famous and sensational text, which circulated in manuscript in Japan throughout the 19th century. Its account of travels outside of Japan remained... Read more about this item
Item Price
$12,500.00
Manuscript on paper entitled on upper cover & first leaf "Aiketsu meiben" ["Comprehensive Method of Determining the Pressure Points by Measurement of Bones"]

Manuscript on paper entitled on upper cover & first leaf "Aiketsu meiben" ["Comprehensive Method of Determining the Pressure Points by Measurement of Bones"]

by HORI, Motomasa (or Kairan)

Many fine brush & black ink illus. in the text. 45 folding leaves. 8vo (245 x 170 mm.), orig. wrappers (wrappers somewhat soiled), old stitching. [Japan]: at end in trans.: "copied in 1807." We learn from the first leaf of the index at the beginning of this manuscript that this is a later copy of a unpublished manuscript by Hori (1725-62), a native of Kyoto, whose father was also a prominent physician. Hori began to lecture in 1758 but died early. In this work, Hori provides a guide to finding... Read more about this item
Item Price
$2,500.00
Manuscript on paper, handwritten title on upper wrapper: "Ajin chojutsu / mujinto kiji" ["Written by an American / Observations from a Mission to an Uninhabited Island"]

Manuscript on paper, handwritten title on upper wrapper: "Ajin chojutsu / mujinto kiji" ["Written by an American / Observations from a Mission to an Uninhabited Island"]

by PERRY'S VISIT TO THE BONIN ISLANDS

Hand-drawn double-page map of the Bonin Islands. 61 folding leaves. Large 8vo (268 x 200 mm.), orig. wrappers, stitched, spine backed at an early date with matching paper. [Japan: ca. 1860]. An intriguing manuscript containing early Japanese translations of American reports drafted during Perry's mission to the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-shima) in June 1853, one month before he sailed into Edo Bay for the first time. It is a fascinating record of America's colonial and commercial ambitions in the... Read more about this item
Item Price
$6,500.00
Nisshinkan dojikun [Nisshinkan School Injunctions]

Nisshinkan dojikun [Nisshinkan School Injunctions]

by MATSUDAIRA, Katanobu

66; 45 folding leaves. Two vols. Large 8vo, orig. pale blue wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. [Aizu Fiefdom]: Preface & Afterword dated 1803. First edition and very rare; WorldCat lists only one copy, at Harvard. Matsudaira (1744-1805), fifth in the daimyo line of the Aizu domain (now in parts of the Fukushima and Niigata Prefectures), was imbued with Neo-Confucian idealism. The Aizu domain "used this text as a primer [consisting of 53 injunctions] in ethics... Read more about this item
Item Price
$3,500.00
The Actors Nakajima Wadaemon as Bōdara Chōzaemon and Nakamura Konozō as Gon of the Kanagawaya Boathouse

The Actors Nakajima Wadaemon as Bōdara Chōzaemon and Nakamura Konozō as Gon of the Kanagawaya Boathouse

by Sharaku, Tōshūsai

Toyko: Tsutaya Juzaburo, 1794. Woodblock (nishiki-e) with ink, handcoloring and powdered dark gray mica on laid paper; 4 7/8 x 10 1/8 inches (378 x 257 mm), vertical ōban tate-e, the full sheet. In excellent condition. Printed 20th century. Impressions of this work may be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the British Museum, among other institutions. Notes: Reproduced in Christine Guth, "Japanese Art of the Edo Period," London: Orion Publishing, 1996; fig. 54. "This... Read more about this item
Item Price
$400.00
Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Answer Key

Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Answer Key

by Eri Banno

Japan Times/Tsai Fong Books, 2011. Paperback. New. answer key edition. 81 pages. Japanese language. 10.00x7.25x0.25 inches.
Item Price
$22.23
Kyōgen inaka ayatsuri 狂言田舎操 [A Puppet Troupe in the Countryside]

Kyōgen inaka ayatsuri 狂言田舎操 [A Puppet Troupe in the Countryside]

by SHIKITEI, Sanba 式亭三馬 & RAKUTEI, Basho 楽亭馬笑

Four remarkable double-page & seven full-page woodcuts in Vol. I. Four vols. Small 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (upper cover of first vol. soiled), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo: Tsuruya Kinsuke, 1811. First edition of one of the two most famous fictional works by Shikitei and his student Basho Rakutei. The writings of Shikitei "are generally recognised as the best guide to the speech of the period. Describing the speech of Edo people, Shikitei [in the present... Read more about this item
Item Price
$6,500.00
Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Early Years

Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Early Years

by Merritt, Helen

University of Hawai'i Press, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Helen Merritt's study of modern Japanese woodblock prints, tracing the heritage of the ukiyo-e era and the directions taken by the shin-hanga and sosaku-hanga artists. With extensive notes, glossary, bibliography, index, and many beautiful illustrations. Slight creasing and shelf wear to the edges of the jacket, sturdy red covers, interior clean and unmarked. x, [4], 323pp. 10.25 x 7.23
Item Price
$120.00
Art is fun 6 : Mechazone

Art is fun 6 : Mechazone

by Horiguchi, Katsunobu, curator

Tokyo: Hara Bijutsukan, 1995. Pamphlet. 31p., silver metallic wraps, very good. 8.25x11.75 inches. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, July 1-September. 24, 1995.
Item Price
$15.00
京都市新家屋精密地図: 全商工住宅案内図帳 Kyōto shi Shin Kaoku Seimitsu Chizu: Zen Shōkō Jūtaku Annai Zuchō (Kyoto City New Housing Detailed Map: Full Commercial Residential Map Register)

京都市新家屋精密地図: 全商工住宅案内図帳 Kyōto shi Shin Kaoku Seimitsu Chizu: Zen Shōkō Jūtaku Annai Zuchō (Kyoto City New Housing Detailed Map: Full Commercial Residential Map Register)

Osaka: 住宅協会出版部 Jūtaku Kyōkai Shuppanbu (Housing Association Publishing Department), 1967. Map. 51 pg. paperback, 10.5" x 14.75," holes punched at left, edgeworn. Detailed maps depicting individual buildings in the 下京区 Shimogyō district, including two larger fold-outs of the Kyoto Metropolitan Area produced by the Housing Association. Text in Japanese.
Item Price
$35.00
Tabi no suketchi (Japanese Edition)

Tabi no suketchi (Japanese Edition)

by Kan Kazama 風間 完

Some minor wears on the cover and obi, otherwise like new. All pages in excellent conditions, without any stain, seal, writing or rip. We will wrap the product carefully, and ship it from Japan with registered mail (we will provide you with a tracking number). All our products are briefly disinfected and sealed in a waterproof envelope.

風間 完(かざま かん、1919年1月19日 -... Read more about this item
Item Price
$22.75