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  • The Sake Handbookby John Gauntner

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    A compact guidebook to Japan's national beverage, The Sake Handbook is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and merits of a variety of sake. Gauntner gives readers all the information they need to become sake experts. Now revised with updated sake recommendations and pubs, this book includes a detailed explanation of the sake brewing... more...

  • Yurei Attack!by Hiroko Yoda; Matt Alt; Shinkichi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    Your complete guide to the afterlife?Japan-style! Surviving encounters with angry ghosts and sexy spectres. Haunted places. Dangerous games and how to play them. And more importantly, a guided tour of what awaits in the world of the dead. Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." It's as simple as that. They are the souls of dead people, unable?or... more...

  • Shogunby A. L. Sadler; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa IeyasuJapan's most famous Shogun. Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard reference work... 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...