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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
Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

by Kanzan Sato

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

by Joan Stanley-Baker

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

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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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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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Recipes

by Time-Life Books

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Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

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Haiku

by R H Blyth

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The Kimono Mind

by Bernard Rudofsky

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Japan's Imperial Conspiracy

by David Bergamini

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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
Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Nara Buddhist Art

Nara Buddhist Art

by Kobayashi, Takeshi

The History of Japan: Vols. I - III

The History of Japan: Vols. I - III

by Kaempfer, Engelbert

Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons, 1906. No dust jacket. Hardcover. Three-volume set. Ex-Academic Library (Oxford University). Library labels on front pastedowns. Library stamps on front endpapers. Translated by J.G. Scheuchzer, F.R.S. Boards are a little faded and have one or two marks and scores. Small abrasion on leading edge of Vol. I. Spines are faded and have a few small stains. Spine ends are worn, bumped, nicked and slightly frayed. Leading corners are a little worn and rubbed. Pages are rough.... Read more
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£205.04
Return to Topaz '93 Recollections, Reflections, Remembrances

Return to Topaz '93 Recollections, Reflections, Remembrances

by N/A

Return to Topaz '93 Anthology Comittee, 1995-01-01. Paperback. Very Good. VG. Staple-bound white and grey illustrated wraps, approx. 8.5'' x 11'', 52pp., very small creases to spine edges and corners, very light shelf wear..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.
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$9.40
ART, LIFE, and NATURE in JAPAN

ART, LIFE, and NATURE in JAPAN

by Anesaki, Masaharu

Boston: Marshall Jones Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Issued to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Japan Society, New York. Decorative gray paper boards, black cloth spine, cover lettered in Japanese in black, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated with b&w photos on plates. In publishers dust jacket illustrated and lettered in red. This copy with authors presentation inscription on the half-title penned and... Read more
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$125.00
Kenzan iboku [Ink Traces of Kenzan]

Kenzan iboku [Ink Traces of Kenzan]

by OGATA, Kenzan & SAKAI, Hoitsu

Numerous fine color-printed woodcuts (several double-page). 15 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1823. First edition of this beautiful book. Ogata (1663-1743), was a painter and one of the greatest ceramicists of the Tokugawa era, famous for the skill of his brush strokes. He was the younger brother of Korin Ogata (1658-1716), with whom he collaborated on many projects. Sakai (1761-1828), a prominent painter of the... Read more
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$3,500.00
ART OF KABUKI Famous Plays in Performance

ART OF KABUKI Famous Plays in Performance

by Leiter, Samuel L

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few short tears. Rubbing to jacket. Ink mark to bottom edges. Small blemish inside front cover from sticker adhesive. Text is clean and unmarked, illustrated. ; 8.80 X 8.50 X 1.10 inches; 323 pages.
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$40.00
Embracing Defeat  Japan in the Wake of World War II

Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II

by Dower, John W

New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. Hardcover. 0393046869 . National Book Award Winner. "Dower has captured the spirit of the postwar occupation of Japan in a cinematic narrative that brings the period to life." --Columbia University. Very Good--book review pasted to front pastedown and endpaper. Scuff mark where former owner address label removed. Spine creased. Very Good dust jacket. Ships same or next business day. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches;... Read more
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$14.00
Samurai William : The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

Samurai William : The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

by Giles Milton

John Murray Press, 2003. Paperback. Very Good. Spine creased, page edges tanned, bookseller's marks. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£4.50
Five finely illustrated volumes in manuscript, entitled &quot;Shuzu goketsuki&quot; [&quot;Plans of Feudal Castles of the Tokugawa Period&quot;]

Five finely illustrated volumes in manuscript, entitled "Shuzu goketsuki" ["Plans of Feudal Castles of the Tokugawa Period"]

by FEUDAL CASTLES

Numerous fine brush-and-wash drawings in rich colors of about 149 castles, their fortifications, floor plans, & approaches. 64; 50; 49; 62; 67 folding leaves. Ten parts in five vols. 8vo (277 x 200 mm.), orig. patterned wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: on the final leaf of the final vol. (in trans.): "9 April 1737 copied by Tadataka Sakai [and] Minamoto." The third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu (reigned 1623-51), the first born to the rule, spent much of his reign centralizing power in... Read more
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$5,500.00
Kyoka sansuishu [Collection of Crazy/Witty Poetry on Landscapes]

Kyoka sansuishu [Collection of Crazy/Witty Poetry on Landscapes]

by HIROSHIGE ANDO (or UTAGAWA), artist

Four double-page color woodcut illus. 12 leaves. 8vo, orig. decorated wrappers, stitched as issued. [Japan: 1830-53]. First edition, and very rare, with no copy in WorldCat, of this ephemeral and beautifully illustrated example of kyoka poetry by Hiroshige. He was frequently engaged to illustrate kyoka collections and, as a poet of considerable talent, often made contributions to the text. The two selectors of the poems printed here are Shiseido Taijin and Daihoshiko Taijin. The decorated... Read more
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$3,950.00
SCENE: the Pictorial Magazine (Volume 2, Number 8, December 1950)

SCENE: the Pictorial Magazine (Volume 2, Number 8, December 1950)

by Tanaka, Togo (Editor-in-Chief)

Chicago: Chicago Publishing Corporation. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1950. Softcover. Stapled wraps. b&w cover photo of Momoye Tada of Chicago shwoing off an assortment of pearl jewelry. Articles within on pearls and on strip tease in Japan, section of text and ads in Japanese follows numbered pages. ; 8-1/2" x 11"; 50, [8] pp; Lightly toned paper, little wear, recipient mailing address printed on rear cover. .
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$40.00
The Mikado’s empire

The Mikado’s empire

by GRIFFIS, William Elliot

1876 1ed Mikado Empire Japan History Mythology Samurai Meiji Shogun Illustrated

William Elliot Griffis was an American orientalist, minister, and author. After the Civil War, he attended Rutgers University where he was an English and Latin language tutor for Tarō Kusakabe, a young samurai from Echizen province. In 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan by Matsudaira Shungaku, to organize schools in a more western style. Griffis' book 'The Mikado's empire' was one of the most popular books on the mysterious... Read more
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$399.00
Chotto Matte, Vol. I, Nos. 4 and 5 (Oct.1 and Nov. 1, 1952)

Chotto Matte, Vol. I, Nos. 4 and 5 (Oct.1 and Nov. 1, 1952)

Paperback. Very Good. 22, 28p. Stapled softcovers. 27cm. Prepared by military personnel, U.S. Army Stockade, 8044th Army Unit in Tokyo.
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$40.00
Novus Atlas Sinensis. From Nieue Atlas oft Toonneel des Aerdrijcx.

Novus Atlas Sinensis. From Nieue Atlas oft Toonneel des Aerdrijcx.

by BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Joannes BLAEU (1596-1673)

[Amsterdam: Joannes and Willem Blaeu, 1655]. Complete title: Novus atlas sinensis a Martino Martinio Soc. Iesu descriptus et serenessimo archidvci Leopoldo Gvilielmo Avstriaco Dedicatvs. Cum privilegio S.C. Maj. et Ordd. Foed. Belg. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Engraved allegorical title-page with original hand-colour HEIGHTENED IN GOLD (creased, edges a bit frayed), 17 fine double-page engraved maps of Asia with original hand-colour in outline (2x1 with long tear crossing the text repaired in the margin at... Read more
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$65,000.00
The Wisdom of the East: Women and Wisdom of Japan

The Wisdom of the East: Women and Wisdom of Japan

by TAKAISHI, Shingoro

London: John Murray, 1914. 3rd printing. hardcover. Good-. Hardcover, no jacket. Good-. Some light wear to board edges and corners; some rubbing/wear to covers; rubbing/wear to spine edges; spine slanted; small 1/2" tears to front top and bottom and back bottom edge of spine; soiling to front coverpage edges browned; foxing to page edges; sunning to spine and edges of boards; some cracking to spine.
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$20.00
Ancient Tales And Folklore Of Japan

Ancient Tales And Folklore Of Japan

by Richard Gordon Smith

2006-05-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$187.29
Ken hitorigeiko [Manual of Hand Games]

Ken hitorigeiko [Manual of Hand Games]

by YAMAZAKURA, Renren, & IKKEN YOSHU

Many illus., some full-page. 29 folding leaves. Small 8vo, orig. orange wrappers (rubbed), block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. [Japan, probably Osaka:] Preface dated 1830.<br /> First edition and rare. Complex hand games played by literary groups have a long tradition in Japan. Originally, these were Chinese drinking games, known as ken, introduced to Nagasaki in the 17th century, where they were known as hon ken or Nagasaki ken. The Japanese altered the games to suit... Read more
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$2,500.00
Rosanjin: 20th Century Master Potter of Japan

Rosanjin: 20th Century Master Potter of Japan

by Japan House Gallery

NY: Japan Society Inc, 1972. Paperback. Very Good. [Exhibition catalog] Illustrated. (98)p. Softcover in original wrapper. Slightly oblong 21 cm. Uneven browning and some foxing and staining on cover. Contents sound and clean. Issued in connection with the exhibition held in the winter of 1972. Text by Sidney B. Cardozo.
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$40.00
A collection of manuscript documents in six vols., approximately 487 folding leaves, written in various hands, of the events surrounding the traumatic opening of Japan and its violent aftermath, 1848-63

A collection of manuscript documents in six vols., approximately 487 folding leaves, written in various hands, of the events surrounding the traumatic opening of Japan and its violent aftermath, 1848-63

by KENBUNROKU

A number of illus. & maps. Six vols. 8vo (280 x 190 mm.), stitched. Japan: 1848-63.<br /> During the time of Japan's official policy of strict isolationism in the first half of the 19th century, the bakufu (the shogun's bureaucracy) and many private citizens became increasingly alarmed by the frequent foreign intrusions. Dissatisfaction with the weakened bakufu system of government and social unrest, caused by famine, earthquakes, and disease, exacerbated many citizens'... Read more
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$25,000.00
Japanese Pilgrimage

Japanese Pilgrimage

by Statler, Oliver

New York: William Morrow and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688018904 . "Japanese Pilgrimage is the story of that pilgrimage, encircling the saint's home island. A demanding route, going deep into the mountains, through farmlands and villages, along rugged coasts, it takes almost two months to walk." Ships same or next business day. "1984" written in pen on front paste-down endpaper. Spine is slightly skewed and... Read more
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$40.00
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
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (Modern Library War)

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (Modern Library War)

by John Toland

2003-04-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$120.11
Rest Hotels in Japan. [cover title]

Rest Hotels in Japan. [cover title]

by U.S. [Army?]. 3d Military Railway Service

[Tokyo?]: Eighth U.S. Army Printing Plant, n.d. [post-WWII]. Paperback. Very Good. illustrated, 52p. Original wrapper. 22cm. Staples rusty.
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$30.00