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  • Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many... more...

  • The Japanese Spiritby Yoshisaburo Okakura

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    For centuries, the unique culture of Japan has enchanted Westerners and other foreign observers. Although there was a strong and growing interest in scholarly studies of Japan throughout the nineteenth century, most of these investigations were conducted by outsiders with scant knowledge of Japanese culture. The Japanese Spirit collects a series of... more...

  • Japan Journeysby Andreas Marks

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by... more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • Du bist, was du isst. Wissen wir noch, wer wir sind? Lebensmittelskandale in der modernen Nahrungskulturby Cora Orlamünder

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.46

    Eines der prägenden Kennzeichen unserer gegenwärtigen Nahrungskultur - sofern dabei überhaupt noch von Kultur gesprochen werden darf - sind die alljährlich neuen Lebensmittelskandale. Die Häufung solcher Zwischenfälle gibt Anlass zu einer diffizilen Auseinandersetzung mit diesem Phänomen. In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird der Frage nachgegangen,... more...

  • The Worlds of Japanese Popular Cultureby Dolores Martinez

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines. more...

  • Traveller's Tales of the Old Japanby Michael Wise

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99

    Travellers in search of the unexpected found it in Old Japan. Here was a strange land indeed, where women blackened their teeth, men wore tattoos in lieu of clothing, and the whole family bathed together “with as much freedom as a flock of ducks”. more...

  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Japanby Florian Coulmas; Judith Stalpers

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.23

    Wie alt ist das japanische Kaiserhaus? Ist ein Samurai so etwas wie ein Ritter? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Tempel und einem Schrein? Woher kommt Japans Badekultur? Was macht Cool Japan so cool? Was essen die Japaner außer Sushi? Wer trägt Kimonos und was trägt man sonst? Japan wirft viele Fragen auf: wegen seines fulminanten Aufstiegs von... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and self-taught ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn spent much of his life documenting and interpreting Japanese culture for Western audiences. His observations and essays in Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan offer an exciting look into the daily lives of the Japanese in a bygone era. more...