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Edo Japan Encounters the World
Edo Japan Encounters the World
Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro
Translated by Tony Gonzalez
Edo Japan Encounters the World continues the conversation, begun nearly twenty years earlier in The ...
Every Day a Good Day
Every Day a Good Day
Morishita Noriko
Translated by Eleanor Goldsmith
I could not walk correctly. I did not know where to sit. I did not know which hand to use, what t...
Flowers, Birds, Wind, and Moon
Flowers, Birds, Wind, and Moon
Matsuoka Seigo
Translated by David Noble
Japanese culture is deeply rooted in nature—from literature to the visual arts, and from religious p...
An Introduction to Yōkai Culture
An Introduction to Yōkai Culture
Komatsu Kazuhiko
Translated by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt
Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena k...
The Japanese Linguistic Landscape
The Japanese Linguistic Landscape
Nakanishi Susumu
Translated by Ryan Shaldjian Morrison
Photographs by Nakanishi Kimiko
Languages change over time. No matter how hard we try to control and regulate them, they exist in a ...
Kabuki, a Mirror of Japan
Kabuki, a Mirror of Japan
Matsui Kesako
Translated by David Crandall
In this delightfully engaging look at Japan’s traditional dance-drama, Matsui Kesako approaches kabu...
The Lure of Pokémon
The Lure of Pokémon
Nakazawa Shinichi
Translated by Ted Mack
Video games are often thought to draw children out of nature and into isolated, closed spaces. In Th...
Making Xavier’s Dream Real
Making Xavier’s Dream Real
Nanyan Guo
This book reveals how St. Francis Xavier’s (1506–1552) dream of evangelizing Japan has been realized...
Noh as Living Art
Noh as Living Art
Yasuda Noboru
Translated by Kawamoto Nozomu
Noh is recognized as one of the oldest and greatest theatrical traditions in the world. Embraced by ...
The People and Culture of Japan
The People and Culture of Japan
Donald Keene and Shiba Ryotaro
Translated by Tony Gonzalez
This book features conversations between Donald Keene, a preeminent scholar of Japanese literature, ...
Reflections on Tsuda Umeko
Reflections on Tsuda Umeko
Ōba Minako
Translated by Tani Yū
Japan’s five-thousand yen banknote will have a new face as of 2024, and that face is Tsuda Umeko (18...
Traditional Cuisine of the Ryukyu Islands
Traditional Cuisine of the Ryukyu Islands
Takagi Rin
Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Enda Kazuko
In recent decades, Okinawan cuisine has earned a place in the Japanese food scene due to its healthy...