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  • Samuraiby Mitsuo Kure

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    Samurai: An Illustrated History brings the violent, tumultuous, and, at the same time, elegant world of the medieval Japanese samurai to life. This book of Japanese history traces the story of a unique historical phenomenon: a period of 700 years?equivalent to the entire stretch of Western history between the reigns of the Crusader king Richard... more...

  • 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 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...

  • Ki-43 'Oscar' Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa Peregrine was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War 2. Designed for manoeuverability and speed, the low-wing model meant that firepower and safety had to be sacrificed, with only two machine guns per plane. Despite this, more Japanese pilots achieved Ace status flying the Hayabusa than... 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...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers,... more...

  • Osaka 1615by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy... more...