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  • Buddhism Plain and Simpleby Steven Hagen

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual. This book is about awareness. For people investigating Buddhism for the first time, Buddhism... more...

  • Japan Unmaskedby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication, and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boye Lafayette De Mente... more...

  • Japan Housesby Marcia Iwatate; Geeta K. Mehta; Takeshi Nakasa

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Japanese residential design has evolved as a distinctive response to social, political, and climatic pressures?along with the powerful individual ideas of its architects. Japan Houses presents 26 of the country's finest contemporary houses in breathtaking photographs and with insightful text. more...

  • Wabi Sabiby Andrew Juniper

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in Time , The Chicago Tribune and Kyoto Journal . Taken from the Japanese words wabi , which translates to less is more, and sabi , which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the... more...

  • Japanese Foods that Healby John Belleme; Jan Belleme

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the healing powers of Japanese foods, this book includes an in-depth look at over seventeen traditional ingredients, including miso, shiitake, toasted sesame oil, tofu, amazake, and seitan. Each food item is given its own chapter, which includes a detailed discussion of the nutritional and medicinal benefits,... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel — and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world. This version by Kencho Suematsu was the first-ever... 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$ 19.95

    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 is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with... more...

  • Yoshiwaraby Stephen Longstreet; Ethel Longstreet

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    For centuries, Yoshiwara was the famed pleasure center of Tokyo. An erotic world unmatched by the West was created by beautiful courtesans, geishas, dancers, actors and artists. To this "floating world" came the hedonists and the sensual pleasure hunters of old Japan. A hotbed of art and creativity, it also saw the enslavement of countless... more...

  • Showa Japanby Hans Brinckmann; Ysbrand Rogge

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95

    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... more...