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  • Rashomon and Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    "Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity… Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."— The New York Times Book Review This collection of six short stories, most of which have never been translated before, includes "In a Grove",... more...

  • Code of the Samuraiby Thomas Cleary; Oscar Ratti

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu . Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido , the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government,... more...

  • Balinese Artby Adrian Vickers

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.99

    Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene. Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. In fact, the contemporary painter who commands the highest prices... more...

  • The Mysteries of Borobudurby John Miksic; Marcello and Anita Tranchini

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    With vivid photography, and insightful commentary, this travel pictorial shines a light on the Buddhist art and architecture of Borobudur. The glorious ninth–century Buddhist stupa of Borobudur—the largest Buddhist monument in the world—stands in the midst of the lush Kedu Plain of Central Java in Indonesia, where it is visited annually by over... more...

  • Japanese Foods that Healby John Belleme; Jan Belleme

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Japan, the old ways have prevailed well into the 21st century. Small family run shops still make miso, tofu, shoyu, tamari, amazake and other traditional healing foods the same way they were made centuries ago. Perched on ladders, tamari makers gently stir fermenting brew in two-hundred-year-old wood vessels that easily top ten feet. Farmers... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel—written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel—and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers... more...

  • Sakuteikiby Jiro Takei; Marc P. Keane

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Sakuteiki , or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History... more...

  • Yoshiwaraby Stephen Longstreet; Ethel Longstreet

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    "Lust will not keep…Something must be done about it." — inscription at the entrance to Yoshiwara For over a hundred years the Western world has heard whispers of the pleasure city, Yoshiwara, set behind its walls in the city of Edo itself, which is today called Tokyo. Here was an eastern red light district, the place for the hedonists, the woman–seekers,... more...

  • Showa Japanby Hans Brinckmann; Ysbrand Rogge

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    Japan's Showa era began in 1926 when Emperor Hirohito took the throne and ended on his death in 1989. The formative age of modern Japan, it was undoubtedly the most momentous, calamitous, successful and glamorous period in Japan's recent history. Today, Showa is a beacon for nostalgia that is memorialized yearly in a national holiday. An era of growth... more...