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  • Japanese Woodblock Kimono Designs in Full Colorby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    The delicate beauty of the kimono and its appealing designs embody Japan's ancient and venerable tradition of textile arts. This unusual design treasury recaptures the graceful art of the kimono in all its subtle elegance, with authentic designs from a nineteenth-century source. Reproduced directly from a rare and costly original portfolio, these... more...

  • Wind/ Pinballby Haruki Murakami; Ted Goossen

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    Haruki Murakami?s first two novels, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. 'If you?re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o?clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That?s who I am.' Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki... more...

  • Making Modern Japanese-Style Paintingby Chelsea Foxwell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Western discovery of Japanese paintings at nineteenth-century world?s fairs and export shops catapulted Japanese art to new levels of international popularity. With that popularity, however, came criticism, as Western writers began to lament a perceived end to pure Japanese art and a rise in westernized cultural hybrids. The Japanese response:... more...

  • Tanks in Hellby Oscar E. Gilbert

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    In May 1943, a self-described ?really young, green, ignorant lieutenant? assumed command of a new US Marine Corps company. His even younger enlisted Marines were learning to use an untested weapon, the M4A2 ?Sherman? medium tank. His sole combat veteran was the company bugler, who had salvaged his dress cap and battered horn from a sinking aircraft... more...

  • The War at Sea Volume III Part II The Offensiveby Stephen Wentworth Roskill

    232 Celsius 2013; US$ 7.00

    The final volume of the definitive history of the naval battles in World War 2 more...

  • The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Stephen Turnbull, a renowned expert on the history of Japan, examines the samurai invasion of Korea, the first step in an ambitious Japanese plan to conquer China. Examining the various stages of the war, from the pitched battles of the early war years, to the great naval encounters, the dramatic sieges and the bitter trench warfare that characterized... more...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • Roninby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pe-a

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions... more...

  • Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45by Gordon L Rottman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This book details the... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called ''Special Type'' by the Japanese) which were, when completed in the late 1920s, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided... more...