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1 Ashizawa, Ethne WHERE HYDRANGEAS GROW
Carnegie Publishing 1996 1858214106 / 9781858214108 First Hardcover F/F 
A highly collectible first edition/printing,(inscribed by the author) a tig ht clean copy protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclippe d dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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2 Chiyo, Uno STORY OF A SINGLE WOMAN
Kodansha Europe 0804819017 / 9780804819015 First Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean Charles E Tuttle 1993 First Edition Soft Cover (not ex-lib). 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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GOLDEN COUNTRY, Endo, Shusaku
3 Endo, Shusaku GOLDEN COUNTRY
Peter Owen Ltd 1989 0720607582 / 9780720607581 Hardcover Good/Good 
Tr. from the Japanese by F. Mathy. The events described in this play take p lace in 1633, 100 years after Christianity was introduced to Japan, by whic h time Japanese Christians were being cruelly persecuted by the government. The central character is a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Given shelter by a Christian farming community, Father Ferreira is besieged by everyone for help, even by one of his chief persecutors. Eventually Ferreira leaves his faith. A moving problem play that explores the disparity between Eastern an d Western attitudes and the inner struggle that this must lead to in active Christians such as himself""-Far Eastern Economic Review. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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4 Ishiguro, Kazuo THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Knopf Doubleday Publishing G. 1990 0679731725 / 9780679731726 Paperback Very Good 
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally a cclaimed novel--winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winni ng film. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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5 Ishiguro, Kazuo (author) NEVER LET ME GO
Faber And Faber Ltd 2005 0571224148 / 9780571224142 Paperback (05 Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the Booker Prize-winning author of "The Remains of the Day "comes a de vastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, R uth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secl uded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and my sterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of ho w special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go" "is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day." 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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6 James, Clive BRRM! BRRM! OR THE MAN FROM JAPAN OR PEFUME AT ANCHORAGE
Picador 0330325485 / 9780330325486 Paperback Good 
A prospective Japanese high-flyer called Akira Suzuki came to London for a little international polish. He pondered the litter and the unappealing foo d, he smiled politely at predictable motor-cycle jokes about his name (Brrm ! Brrm!), and thought, so this is the famous British sense of humour. About the Author Clive James' most recent literary success was the third volume of his memoirs, May Week was in June, which followed the bestsellers Unreliable Memoirs and Falling Towards England. He has published two other novels: Brilliant Creatures and The Remake, also books of poems, literary criticism and essays. He appears regularly in BBC Television. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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7 Kawakami, Hiromi THE NAKANO THRIFT SHOP
Portobello Books 2017 1846276020 / 9781846276026 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo comes this funny, heartwarming story about love, life, and human relationships that features a delightfull y offbeat cast of characters. Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the sta ff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innu merable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart. Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register at Mr. Nakano' s thrift shop, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo. Unsur e of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer's sis ter, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventi onal guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies bu t also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets. Animating each delicately rendered chapter in Kawakami's playful novel is Mr. Nakano himself, an original, entertaining, and enigmatic creation whose compulsive mannerisms, secretive love life, and impulsive behavior defy all expectations. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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PASSOVER, Kometani, Fumiko
8 Kometani, Fumiko PASSOVER
Carroll & Graf 1989 0881845094 / 9780881845099 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

Price: 600.00 JPY
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9 Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko TOTTO-CHAN: THE LITTLE GIRL AT THE WINDOW
Kodansha International 1982 4062001187 / 9784062001182 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 500.00 JPY
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10 Mishima, Yokio THE SOUND OF WAVES (TUTTLE CLASSICS)
TUTTLE 480530636X / 9784805306369 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 1800.00 JPY
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11 Mishima, Yukio THE DECAY OF THE ANGEL
Simon & Schuster Adult Publi 1981 0671445332 / 9780671445331 Paperback Good 
The Decay of the Angel (Sea of Fertility #4) by Yukio Mishima The dramatic climax of the SEA OF FERTILITY, bringing together the dominant themes of the three previous novels; the decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal, and the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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12 Nakamura, Fuminori THE THIEF
Corsair 2013 1472106954 / 9781472106957 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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THE BOMB, Oda, Makoto
13 Oda, Makoto THE BOMB
Kodansha America 1990 0870119818 / 9780870119811 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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14 Sakuraba, Kazuki GOSICK VOLUME 1
TokyoPop 2008 1427805695 / 9781427805690 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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THE TALE OF GENJI, Shikibu, Murasaki
15 Shikibu, Murasaki THE TALE OF GENJI
Tuttle Publishing 2011 4805308729 / 9784805308721 Paperback Very Good 
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, th is seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Mur asaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched infl uence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests what was to become an ima ge of the ideal Heian era courtier; gentle and passionate. Genji is also a master poet, dancer, musician and painter. The Tale of Genji follows Prince Genji through his many loves, and varied passions. This book has influence d not only generations of courtiers and samurai of the distant past, but ar tists and painters even in modern times-episodes in the tale have been inco rporated into the design of kimonos and handicrafts, and the four-line poem s called waka which dance throughout this work have earned it a place as a classic text in the study of poetry. This version by Kencho Suematsu was the first-ever translation in English. Condensed, it's a quarter length of the unabridged text, making it perfect for readers with limited time. 
Price: 1900.00 JPY
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16 Takeyama, Michio HARP OF BURMA
Tuttle Publishing 1989 0804802327 / 9780804802321 Paperback Good 
Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's famous requiem for th e First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front. Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize and the subject o f an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Ja panese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British forces in the tropical jungles of Burma. The young soldiers discover that the trials of war involve more than just opposing the enemy. The alien climate and te rrain, the strange behavior of foreigners, the constant struggle to overcom e homesickness and nostalgia, and the emotions stirred by the senselessness of war-all of these forces, new and baffling to the soldiers, contribute t o their distress and disorientation. In the midst of these overwhelming challenges, they discover the power of m usic to make even the most severe situations tolerable-through their comman der's ability to lead them in song. Even though they face the inevitability of defeat, singing the songs of their homeland revives their will to live. Through the story of these men and of the music that saw them through the w ar, Takeyama presents thought-provoking questions about political hostiliti es and the men who unleash them. Harp of Burma is Japan's classic novel of pathos and compassion in the midst of senseless warfare. Harp of Burma was made into a critically acclaimed movie (The Burmese Harp) by the celebrated director Ichikawa Kon. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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17 Tanizaki, Junichiro THE MAKIOKA SISTERS
Charles E Tuttle Company 1987 4805301686 / 9784805301685 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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18 Wilson, So√?"seki Natsume; Aiko Ito√?"; Graeme A CAT SPENCE (ENGLISH VERSION) - I AM A CAT
TUTTLE 2010 4805310979 / 9784805310977 Tankobon Softc Very Good 

Price: 700.00 JPY
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ROTARY SUSHI: MANY KINDS OF STORIES, Wright, Hillel
19 Wright, Hillel ROTARY SUSHI: MANY KINDS OF STORIES
Printed Matter Press, Tokyo 2004 4900178225 / 9784900178229 Paperback Very Good 
Hillel Wright is a product of the 60s and 70s. American, Canadian, hippie, wastrel, womanizer, fisherman, poet, teacher and masterful story teller. Th is book takes stories from all eras and most recently from his Japan period and adds one translation by Mihoro Kizuki. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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20 Yokoyama, Hideo SIX FOUR
riverrun 2016 1848665288 / 9781848665286 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year Award "Already a bestseller in Japan and the U.K., this cinematic crime novel suf fused with fascinating cultural details follows a police department reinves tigating a chilling kidnapping that stumped them 14 years earlier." ‚??Ente rtainment Weekly, The Must List THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. TH E TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never lea rn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again. Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved. The police department's press officer‚??Yoshinobu Mikami, a former detective who was involved in t he original case and who is now himself the father of a missing daughter‚?? is forced to revisit the botched investigation. The stigma of the case know n as "Six Four" has never faded; the police's failure remains a profound so urce of shame and an unending collective responsibility. Mikami does not aspire to solve the crime. He has worked in the department for his entire career, and while he has his own ambitions and loyalties, he is hoping simply to reach out to the victim's family and to help finally p ut the notorious case to rest. But when he spots an anomaly in the files, h e uncovers secrets he never could have imagined. He would never have even l ooked if he'd known what he would find. An aw. 
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