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  • Myths and Legends of Japanby F. Hadland Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.00

    This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths. more...

  • Tales of the Samuraiby James S. de Benneville

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, it recounts the rebellions, plots, and battles that culminate in a vendetta's thrilling resolution. James S. de Benneville's Western-style narrative offers an exceptionally faithful retelling.... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In this eloquent work, Nitobé eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions ? Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages ? as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers. more...

  • Japanese Homes and Their Surroundingsby Edward S. Morse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. It is the only authentic record of the traditional home ? mats, lamps, screens, gardens ? from its general plan to the smallest decorative detail.... 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...

  • The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japanby Federico Marcon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honz ogaku ) that rivaled Western science in complexity?and... more...

  • Japanby Frank Baldwin; Anne Allison

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan?s northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world?s third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from... more...

  • Schreiben und Erinnernby Petra Buchholz

    Iudicium Verlag 2003; US$ 24.54

    Erinnerung in Japan geschieht überwiegend schriftlich. Dieses Buch stellt einen bislang wenig bekannten Aspekt der japanischen Schreibkultur vor: die massenhafte Produktion von Erinnerungstexten, Lebensberichten und Tagebüchern, mit denen die Laienschriftsteller ihren Beitrag zu einer Formulierung der Vergangenheit leisten wollen. Verschiedene Schreibbewegungen,... more...

  • Japans Karneval der Kriseby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2003; US$ 20.90

    In den Jahren 1867 und 1868 erlebte Japan einen dramatischen und entscheidenden politischen Umbruch: die Meiji-Renovation. Doch inmitten der Bürgerkriegsstimmung begeisterten sich viele Japaner im ganzen Land für karnevalsähnliche Feiern und Tänze und sammelten angeblich vom Himmel herabgestiegene Kultobjekte. Stichwort dieser Feste und Namensgeber... more...

  • Japanische Zeitrechnungby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 8.17

    Bis 1872 benutzte Japan wie das übrige Ostasien einen Mond-Sonnen-Kalender, der auf komplizierten und häufig wechselnden Berechnungen beruhte. Diesen Kalender und weitere wichtige Besonderheiten der japanischen Zeitrechnung wie den Zyklus der Elemente und Tierzeichen, die Herrscherdevisen und Ären sowie die von den Jahreszeiten abhängige dynamische... more...