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The Story of Japan's Ohmi Merchants
The Story of Japan's Ohmi Merchants
Suenaga Kunitoshi
Translated by Larry Greenberg
From its very origins, Ohmi was a highly developed region bordering Kyoto, the center of political p...
The Music of Color
The Music of Color
Shimura Fukumi
Translated by Matt Treyvaud
Photographs by Inoue Takao
“I have received color without limit from the natural world in the years since I entered the dyer’s ...
The Book of Urushi
The Book of Urushi
Matsuda Gonroku
Translated by Michael Brase and Komada Makiko
Supervised by Murose Kazumi
Urushi, Japanese lacquerware, is perhaps the oldest and most sublime of all the Japanese arts and cr...
The Art of Emptiness
The Art of Emptiness
Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Translated by Gavin Frew
For several hundred years, Japanese porcelain has been highly acclaimed and sought after around the ...
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...
The Remarkable History of Japan-US Relations
The Remarkable History of Japan-US Relations
Kosaka Masataka
Translated by Terry Gallagher
After the Pacific War, the bitter enemies Japan and the United States became fast friends and allies...
Toward the Meiji Revolution
Toward the Meiji Revolution
Karube Tadashi
Translated by David Noble
In 2018, Japan marked the 150th anniversary of the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the establ...
Security Politics in Japan
Security Politics in Japan
Hosoya Yuichi
Translated by Tara Cannon
How can peace be realized in the modern world? And how can Japan ensure its own security? Despite th...
Friendship across the Seas
Friendship across the Seas
Agawa Naoyuki
Translated by Yabuki Hiraku
This book describes the history of the relationship between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (J...
Understanding History in Asia
Understanding History in Asia
Hattori Ryuji
Translated by Tara Cannon
It is said that the twentieth century was a century of war. War and colonization can leave deep divi...
What Is Japanese Cinema?
What Is Japanese Cinema?
Yomota Inuhiko
Translated by Philip Kaffen
What might Godzilla and Kurosawa have in common? What, if anything, links Ozu's sparse portaits of d...
Pilgrimages in the Secular Age
Pilgrimages in the Secular Age
Okamoto Ryosuke
Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Enda Kazuko
Religion and tourism seem to be an unlikely pair, but in fact, taking a look at these two human beha...