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  • The Wild Geeseby Ogai Mori; Sanford Goldstein; Kingo Ochiai

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Written in 1913, this modern classic was the source for the highly acclaimed film, The Mistress In The Wild Geese , prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty... more...

  • Japanese Abacus Use & Theoryby Takashi Kojima

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Japanese Abacus & Theory book is easy to follow, and gives the reader step-by-step directions on how to use it correctly while applying it to practical use. The imperfect numerical notation and scarcity of suitable writing materials in ancient times are presumed to have given rise to need for devices of mechanical calculation. While the definite... more...

  • Japanese Foods that Healby John Belleme; Jan Belleme

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Japan, the old ways have prevailed well into the 21st century. Small family run shops still make miso, tofu, shoyu, tamari, amazake and other traditional healing foods the same way they were made centuries ago. Perched on ladders, tamari makers gently stir fermenting brew in two-hundred-year-old wood vessels that easily top ten feet. Farmers... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel?written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers... more...

  • Sakuteikiby Jiro Takei; Marc P. Keane

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Sakuteiki , or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History... more...

  • Yoshiwaraby Stephen Longstreet; Ethel Longstreet

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    "Lust will not keep?Something must be done about it." ? inscription at the entrance to Yoshiwara For over a hundred years the Western world has heard whispers of the pleasure city, Yoshiwara, set behind its walls in the city of Edo itself, which is today called Tokyo. Here was an eastern red light district, the place for the hedonists, the woman?seekers,... more...

  • Showa Japanby Hans Brinckmann; Ysbrand Rogge

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    Japan's Showa era began in 1926 when Emperor Hirohito took the throne and ended on his death in 1989. The formative age of modern Japan, it was undoubtedly the most momentous, calamitous, successful and glamorous period in Japan's recent history. Today, Showa is a beacon for nostalgia that is memorialized yearly in a national holiday. An era of growth... more...

  • Sumoby David Benjamin

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin reveals sumo to be an action-packed sport populated by genuine athletes who employ clever strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.... more...

  • Etiquette Guide to Koreaby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Farewell to faux pas! South Korea is one of the greatest economic success stories of the past 60 years, and more and more Westerners are traveling to this bustling, modern country for business and pleasure. But no matter why you visit, an understanding of Korea's etiquette and culture is essential to an enjoyable and successful trip. With Etiquette... more...