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  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95

    "A wonderful introduction the Japanese tradition of jisei , this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pity, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems." Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps... more...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Basho Revivalby Cheryl A. Crowley

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige. This book concludes with a discussion of Buson's reception in the modern period, and includes translations of his principal works. more...

  • A String of Flowers, Untied . . .by Murasaki Shikibu; Jane Reichhold

    Stone Bridge Press 2001; US$ 18.95

    The love poetry of the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki comes alive in an all-new translation. more...

  • The River of Heavenby Robert Aitken

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95

    Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of Haiku, one of the most delicate and interpretive poetic forms in the world. The haiku verse form,... more...

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... more...

  • Basic Japaneseby Samuel E. Martin; Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Basic Japanese takes a friendly and innovative approach to beginner Japanese, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary. This method was pioneered by the author, Samuel E. Martin . Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for... more...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    The first work in English devoted to this modern haiku master, with 100 poems plus commentary on form and technique more...

  • Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsby Timothy G. Stout

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese! The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool... more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan , being a translation of the Hyaku-nin-isshiu , was originally collected in the thirteenth century. One of the most popular anthologies of Japanese classical poetry, this collection comprises love poems and "picture poems" describing scenes from nature in tanka form, thumbnail sketches compressed into thirty-one syllables.... more...

  • Diaries Of The Court Ladies Ofby Omori

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...