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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
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
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.
Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

by Paul Varley

Recipes

Recipes

by Time Life Books

Japanese Print

Japanese Print

by Hugo Munsterberg

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

Art, Life and Nature In Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki

Japan

Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn

Recipes

Recipes

by Time-Life Books

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

A Handbook Of Modern Japan

by Ernest W Clement

Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Fosco Maraini

Haiku

Haiku

by R H Blyth

Arts Of Asia

Arts Of Asia

by Tuyet Nguyet

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

Japan

Japan

by Langer, Paul F

Japanese Mind

Japanese Mind

by Christopher, Robert C

Obeijin no Nihonkan 欧米人の日本観

Obeijin no Nihonkan 欧米人の日本観

by Dai Nihon Bunmei Kyokai 大日本文明協会

Tokyo: Hara Shobo 原書房, 1973. Three large volumes, 1118, 1036, 1070 pages respectively; very good hardcovers, first volume in plastic dj that has become worn and dust-soiled, latter two volumes in mildly worn slipcases. Text in Japanese. Meiji hyakunenshi sosho, 158-160. Reprint of the late Meiji-period collection of American and European observations about Japan.
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$200.00
A very rare shunga entitled Shokanron [or] Shoganron [The Theory of Lascivious Connoisseurship of Women]

A very rare shunga entitled Shokanron [or] Shoganron [The Theory of Lascivious Connoisseurship of Women]

by (EROTICA)

Many fine woodcuts (the first color-printed), of which 29 are double-page & 9 are single-page. 50 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (rubbed), new stitching. [Japan]: "Iki no omoitsuki nari," [a playful pun meaning the publisher is sharing the thoughts of a connoisseur], Preface dated ca. 1764-65.<br /> <P> First edition of this fairly early shunga, and extremely rare; no copy listed in WorldCat nor the Union Catalogue of Japanese Books. We have located one copy in the... Read more
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$6,500.00
Eighty years of the Japanese Communist Party: 1922-2002

Eighty years of the Japanese Communist Party: 1922-2002

by Japanese Communist Party

Tokyo: Japan Press Service, 2004. Paperback. 332p. paperback, cover mildly scuffed and edgeworn, interior very good.
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$12.00
The Heart Of Japan: Reporter Portrays Changing Country & People.

The Heart Of Japan: Reporter Portrays Changing Country & People.

by Alexander. Campbell

Unknown Binding. Very Good. Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, Date of Publication: 1961, Binding: hardcover, Edition: First Edition Stated, Condition: Very Good, Description: DJ tears scars and small pieces missing.
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$15.00
Japanese Language Patters: A Structural Approach Vol. 2

Japanese Language Patters: A Structural Approach Vol. 2

by ALFONSO, Anthony

Tokyo: Sophia University L.L. Center of Applied Linguistics, 1980. first. hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. DG. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good- jacket in protective mylar. Smoke smell; some bumping to corners; some light rubbing/wear to covers; slight spine slant; some dust staining to top edge of pages; pages browning. Jacket with some wear to edges and corners; rubbing/wear to panels; some soiling/darkening to panels; sunning to spine panel and top edge of back panel; some scuffing to panels; some... Read more
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$75.00
Bushido: The Code of the Samurai (Hardcover)

Bushido: The Code of the Samurai (Hardcover)

by Nitobe , Inazo

Sweetwater Press, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$7.20
Birds, Beasts, Blossoms, and Bugs in East Asian Art

Birds, Beasts, Blossoms, and Bugs in East Asian Art

by Dursum, Brian A

Coral Gables, FL: The Lowe Art Museum, 1996. 55p., wraps, very good; thoroughly illustrated exhibition catalog.
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$12.00
Bengisho mokuroku [List of Scholarly Books]

Bengisho mokuroku [List of Scholarly Books]

by NAKAMURA, Tomihei (or Magobei)

151 folding leaves. Three parts in one vol. Thickish 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (upper wrapper a little worn), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover (label somewhat defective), new stitching. From the colophon: Kyoto: Nakamura Magobei, 1710.<br /> <P> First edition of this important and useful bibliography. In 1710 "the Kyoto publisher Nakamura Magobei compiled a catalogue known as Bengi shomokuroku. The aim of this catalogue was to help the reader disentangle book titles... Read more
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$2,950.00
Nihon no chokoku. Vol. 6: Kamakura jidai 日本の彫刻. 第6, 鎌倉時代

Nihon no chokoku. Vol. 6: Kamakura jidai 日本の彫刻. 第6, 鎌倉時代

by Imaizumi, Atsuo

Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppansha, 1959. 32, 15p, large format in wraps, 10.25x14 inches; very good black and white pictorial, with original plain translucent protective sheet chipping. Fifth printing. Part of a series of black and white pictorials featuring ancient carvings; these date to the Kamakura period, 1185-1333.
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$35.00
Meeting With Japan

Meeting With Japan

by Maraini, Fosco

The Viking Press, 1960. Very Good Hardcover with dustjacket, DJ has chips and wear, 154 photographs, translated from the Italian by Eric Mosbacher . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$30.00
Eizu no kyofu: kotensei men'eki fuzen shokogun エイズの恐怖 : 後天性免疫不全症候群 [The terror of AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome]

Eizu no kyofu: kotensei men'eki fuzen shokogun エイズの恐怖 : 後天性免疫不全症候群 [The terror of AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome]

by Mizushima, Noboru 水嶋昇

Tokyo: Shinsei Shuppansha 新星出版社, 1983. Paperback. 223p., text in Japanese, textblock edge foxed otherwise a very good paperback in wraps. Mizushima is physician and instructor at Tokyo Yakka Daigaku (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences); his specialty is clinical applications of pharmaceuticals.
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$45.00
Legend in Japanese art; A description of historical episodes legendary characters folk-lore myths religious symbolism... 1908 [Hardcover]

Legend in Japanese art; A description of historical episodes legendary characters folk-lore myths religious symbolism... 1908 [Hardcover]

by Henri L. Joly

2019. Hardcover. New. (Size: 18.78 x 25.13 cms) Lang: - English, Pages 727. Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1908]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some... Read more
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$54.36
An enduring vision; 17th - to 20th-Century Japanese painting from the Gitter-Yellen Collection

An enduring vision; 17th - to 20th-Century Japanese painting from the Gitter-Yellen Collection

by Rotondo-McCord, Lisa, editor, Tadashi Kobayashi, guest curator

Seattle & New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art in association with University of Washington Press, 2002. 320p., 10x12 inches, foreword, bibliography, color plates, very good first edition in full cloth, gilt and unclipped dj. Personally inscribed to California artits Joe Brotherton and signed by Kurt [Gitter] the co-owner of the collection represented who also contributes "Notes on Collecting" and essay.
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$150.00
China Japan and Korea.

China Japan and Korea.

by BLAND, J.O. P

London.: William Heinemann.. 1st Edition. 1921.. Black and white frontispiece and numerous black & white photographic illustrations. x + 327pp. Orange cloth covered boards lettered in black, cloth a little marked & faded, endpapers browned, light foxing mainly to the margins, prior owner name on the front free endpaper, 2 tiny bookseller labels on the prelims, small red chop stamp on the title page. x + 327pp. Rough cut edges, 22 x 13.6cm. A very good copy. J. O. P. Bland, was a British writer and... Read more
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AU$150.00
The Ministry: Can One Small Bureaucracy Sabotage World Markets?

The Ministry: Can One Small Bureaucracy Sabotage World Markets?

by Hartcher, Peter

Sydney: HarperBusiness. 2007. Very Good condition. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 261 pages. Looks at the role of the powerful Japanese Ministry of Finance. . 1st Edition. Trade Paperback.
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AU$16.00
THE ART OF THE JAPANESE SCREEN

THE ART OF THE JAPANESE SCREEN

by Grilli, Elise

Japan - Art. Grilli, Elise. THE ART OF THE JAPANESE SCREEN. Weatherill/Bijutsu, NY & Tokyo, 1971 (2d Printing). Folio, silk brocade cloth, DJ, 276pp., 54 mounted coloured plates & more than 100 b/w illustrations. A major reference. Fine, DJ has some nicks and a short tear at the top of the spine.
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$95.00
Munakata Shiko 棟方志功

Munakata Shiko 棟方志功

by Kagioka, Masanori 鍵岡正謹

Tokyo: Shinchosha 新潮社, 1998. 93p., very good in wraps, text in Japanese, color illustrations. Shincho Nihon bijutsu bunko 44.
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$20.00
Sun Also Sets The Limits to Japans Economikc Power

Sun Also Sets The Limits to Japans Economikc Power

by Emmott, Bill

Crown. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. 0812918169 . 1.2 x 9.4 x 6.2 Inches; 292 pages .
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$12.50
Introducing Japan

Introducing Japan

by Richie, Donald

Tokyo, New York & San Francisco: Kodansha International, 1983 Book. Fine. Hardcover. Revised First Edition. 12h x 9w. A real nice clean unmarked large 72 page hardcover. An eulogy to Japan. Illustrated with full color plates throughout representing enticement to tourists and prospective tourists. Has map inside front boards and Japanese characters back inside boards. .
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$9.00
The Catalpa Bow: Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan

The Catalpa Bow: Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan

by Blacker, Carmen

Paperback. Very Good.
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£7.86
ART TREASURES FROM JAPAN

ART TREASURES FROM JAPAN

by Richard F. Brown & others

Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. 196 pages. Condition is Very Good; Spine and top edge of covers lightly faded, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight, errata sheet included. STK
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$15.00
女性学をつくる Joseigaku wo Tsukuru (Creating Women's Studies) 女性学研究会編 Joseigakukenkyū Kaihen (Compilation of Women's Studies Research Association)

女性学をつくる Joseigaku wo Tsukuru (Creating Women's Studies) 女性学研究会編 Joseigakukenkyū Kaihen (Compilation of Women's Studies Research Association)

Tokyo: 勁草書房 Keisō Shobō, 1981. Hardcover. 213 pg. hardcover in dust jacket with protective plastic sleeve. Text in Japanese. Very good. Sections on the aims of Women's Studies and problems in the field.
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$22.00
Gyofu (魚譜); Nihon shokuyō gyokaisō daizukan (日本料理盛付精撰); A pictorial encyclopedia of fish, shellfish and seaweed in Japan

Gyofu (魚譜); Nihon shokuyō gyokaisō daizukan (日本料理盛付精撰); A pictorial encyclopedia of fish, shellfish and seaweed in Japan

by Tadashi Shishima (志の島忠); Hideo Ishizuka (末廣恭雄); Yasuo Suehiro (志の島忠); Chū Shinojima (日本料理盛付精撰)

Warm-tone dark brown silk covered clamshell case with label to front and publication label to interior board. 2 volumes both raw burgundy silk with gilt particulars. Both volumes entirely in Japanese Kanji throughout. Only English text is to front board of volume two. Copiously illustrated with full color photographs throughout. No previous owners' names or other markings. An unread copy. Tear to fabric and disconnect at clamshell case bottom exterior corner; rest of case intact and in fine condition... Read more
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$1,800.00
DIE KUNST DER JAPANISCHEN HOLZSCHNITTMEISTER

DIE KUNST DER JAPANISCHEN HOLZSCHNITTMEISTER

by Bachhofer, Ludwig

1922. Bachhofer, Ludwig. DIE KUNST DER JAPANISCHEN HOLZSCHNITTMEISTER Kurt Wolff, Munich, 1922. 4to., cloth, DJ, 120pp., plus 49 plates, incl. 4 tipped-on color plates. German text. VG/VG
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$55.00
Catalogue d&#39;une belle Collection de Tableaux des Ecoles Flamande, Hollandoise, Allemande et Francoise; Miniatures, Gouaches, Pastels, Dessins, Marbres, Figures de Bronze, &amp; Bronze dor&eacute;s, Porcelaines du Japon, de la Chine, &amp;c. Laques, Bijoux, Meubles de Boule, &amp; autres objets de curiosit&eacute;. Composant le Cabinet de... Par J.B.P. Lebrun. Dont la Vente se fera le Mercredi 31 Mars 1784, &amp; jours suivans..

Catalogue d'une belle Collection de Tableaux des Ecoles Flamande, Hollandoise, Allemande et Francoise; Miniatures, Gouaches, Pastels, Dessins, Marbres, Figures de Bronze, & Bronze dorés, Porcelaines du Japon, de la Chine, &c. Laques, Bijoux, Meubles de Boule, & autres objets de curiosité. Composant le Cabinet de... Par J.B.P. Lebrun. Dont la Vente se fera le Mercredi 31 Mars 1784, & jours suivans..

by (AUCTION CATALOGUE: DUBOIS, Jean)

2 p.l., 94 pp., 11 pp. schedule of sale. 8vo (200 x 130 mm.), orig. marbled paper wrappers preserved in red morocco-backed marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces on spine. Paris: Lebrun, 1784. A rare sale catalogue, priced throughout in two distinct hands and with many buyers' names, of the first Dubois sale, in which paintings by contemporary French artists and Northern old masters were almost equally represented. The second sale was also conducted by Lebrun, on 20 December 1785 (Lugt... Read more
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$2,500.00