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  • Japanese Women Poets: An Anthologyby Hiroaki Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the age of haikai and kanshi to the 19th century, into the contemporary period when books of women's poems have created a sensation.This anthology... more...

  • Legends of the Samuraiby Hiroaki Sato

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Over the decades the reputation of the Samurai has grown to mythical proportions, from the films of Kurasawa in the 1950s to recent critical successes such as Zatoichi and 13 Assassins. Legends of the Samurai represents the ultimate anthology of classic Samurai texts, masterfully translated by Hiroaki Sato and accompanied by his insightful commentary.... more...

  • Cat Townby Sakutaro Hagiwara; Hiroaki Sato; Hiroaki Sato

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    Modernist poet Sakutar? Hagiwara?s first published book, Howling at the Moon , shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for ?disturbing social customs.? Along with the entirety of Howling , this volume includes all of Blue Cat , Hagiwara's... more...

  • Miyazawa Kenjiby Kenji Miyazawa; Hiroaki Sato

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    The poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) was an early twentieth-century Japanese modernist who today is known worldwide for his poetry and stories as well as his devotion to Buddhism. Miyazawa Kenji: Selections collects a wide range of his poetry and provides an excellent introduction to his life and work. Miyazawa was a teacher of agriculture by profession... more...

  • Personaby Naoki Inose; Hiroaki Sato

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide. more...

  • Basho's Narrow Roadby Matsuo Basho; Hiroaki Sato

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen... more...

  • The Silver Spoonby Kansuke Naka; Hiroaki Sato

    Stone Bridge Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Japan's most beloved memoir from the early twentieth century, "an extraordinarily beautiful evocation of the world of childhood" (Howard Hibbett). more...

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