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  • Scarlet Gang of Asakusaby Yasunari Kawabata; Donald Richie; Ota Saburô; Alisa Freedman

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district, where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed with revue... more...

  • A Lateral Viewby Donald Richie

    Stone Bridge Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture. more...

  • A Tractate on Japanese Aestheticsby Donald Richie

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese more...

  • Tokyoby Donald Richie

    Reaktion Books 1999; US$ 25.00

    Donald Richie takes the reader on a revealing tour of the different districts of Japan's capital city. Starting from the original centre of Tokyo ? the Imperial Palace ? Richie branches outwards, taking in other areas such as Yoshiwara, the original red-light district, and Ginza, the world-famous shipping street. The author has kept a diary for the... more...

  • Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagaiby Donald Richie

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    “A tour de force combining a commanding mastery of historical fact and detail, a comprehensive understanding of the human spirit, and a poetic quality of expression that transforms the hearts of all those it touches.” —The Japan Foundation Newsletter Kumagai Naozane was a Japanese warrior famous for having taken the head of the young... more...

  • Viewed Sidewaysby Donald Richie

    Stone Bridge Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this new collection, Richie once again demonstrates his mastery of the essay and his deep knowledge about Japan. more...

  • Japanese Portraitsby Donald Richie

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The private collections of longtime Japan resident Donald Richie capture the personalities of certain Japanese people—some famous, some unknown—with insight and humor. Richie, who considers himself a foreigner despite living in Japan for over 53 years, is a keen observer of human nature. In Japanese Portraits, he provides an elegant... more...

  • The Broken Bridgeby Suzanne Kamata; Donald Richie

    Stone Bridge Press 1998; US$ 18.95

    Absorbing fiction from Outsiders in a land that does not absorb foreigners easily. more...

  • The Inland Seaby Donald Richie; Pico Iyer

    Stone Bridge Press 2002; US$ 16.95

    One of the finest travel memoirs ever written, with a new Introduction and Afterword. more...

  • Lafcadio Hearn's Japanby Lafcadio Hearn; Donald Richie

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Over one hundred years after his death, author, translator and educator Lafcadio Hearn remains one of the best-known Westerners ever to make Japan his home. His prolific writings on things Japanese helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century. This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts. ... more...