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1 Barr, Pat THE COMING OF THE BARBARIANS: A STORY OF WESTERN SETTLEMENT IN JAPAN 1853-1 870
Macmillan 1967 First Hardcover Very Good/Good 
A highly collectible copy of this first edition,no underlinings not price c lipped or an ex-lib. 236pp. Illustrated with Photo Plates & Maps. Pictorial Dust Jacket. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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2 Bary, Theodore WM. De SOURCES OF JAPANESE TRADITION VOLUME II
Columbia University Press Paperback Very Good 

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3 Basho, Matsuo NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR: AND OTHER WRITINGS
Shambhala 2000 1570627169 / 9781570627163 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. Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644?1694)--who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty--is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. This volume includes a masterful translation of this celebrated work along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over two hundred fifty of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku. 
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4 Bownas, Geoffrey ASIAN PHOENIX
British Broadcasting Corpora 1972 0563106301 / 9780563106302 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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5 Chamberlain THE KOJIKI: RECORDS OF ANCIENT MATTERS
Charles E. Tuttle Company 1989 0804814392 / 9780804814393 Paperback Very Good 

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POSTWAR HISTORY EDUCATION IN JAPAN AND THE GERMANYS: GUILTY LESSONS, Dierkes, Julian
6 Dierkes, Julian POSTWAR HISTORY EDUCATION IN JAPAN AND THE GERMANYS: GUILTY LESSONS
Routledge 2010 0415553458 / 9780415553452 Hardcover Very Good 
How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity afte r World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national tra uma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national ident ities. Because the content of history education was controlled by different actors, history education materials framed national identity in very diffe rent ways. In Japan, where the curriculum was controlled by bureaucrats ben t on maintaining their purported neutrality, materials focused on the empir ical building blocks of history (who? where? what?) at the expense of discu ssions of historical responsibility. In East Germany, where party cadres co ntrolled the curriculum, students were taught that World War II was a capit alist aberration. In (West) Germany, where teachers controlled the curricul um, students were taught the lessons of shame and then regeneration after h istorians turned away from grand national narratives. This book shows that constructions of national identity are not easily malleable on the basis of moral and political concerns only, but that they are subject to institutional constraints and opportunities. In an age when post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation has become a major focus of international policies, the analysis offers important implications for the parallel revision of portrayals of national history and the institutional reconstruction of policy-making regimes. 
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7 Foster, Michael Dylan PANDEMONIUM AND PARADE: JAPANESE MONSTERS AND THE CULTURE OF YOKAI / EDITIO N 1
9780520253629 2008 0520253620 / 9780520253629 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. Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as ykai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks ykai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century natural histories to their starring role in twentieth-century popular media. Focusing on the intertwining of belief and commodification, fear and pleasure, horror and humor, he illuminates different conceptions of the "natural" and the "ordinary" and sheds light on broader social and historical paradigms-and ultimately on the construction of Japan as a nation. 
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FIVE GENTLEMEN OF JAPAN, Gibney, Frank
8 Gibney, Frank FIVE GENTLEMEN OF JAPAN
TUTTLE 1973 0804811083 / 9780804811088 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. "A newspaperman, an ex-Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself -- these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan." This was originally published in 1953. 
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FOLK RELIGION IN JAPAN: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (HASKELL LECTURES ON HISTORY OF RELIGIONS), Hori, Ichiro
9 Hori, Ichiro FOLK RELIGION IN JAPAN: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (HASKELL LECTURES ON HISTORY OF RELIGIONS)
University Of Chicago Press 1969 0226353338 / 9780226353333 Hardcover Very Good 
Ichiro Hori's is the first book in Western literature to portray how Shinto , Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist elements, as well as all manner of archai c magical beliefs and practices, are fused on the folk level. (HARDCOVER EDITION NO DJ) Folk religion, transmitted by the common people from generation to generation, has greatly conditioned the political, economic, and cultural development of Japan and continues to satisfy the emotional and religious needs of the people. Hori examines the organic relationship between the Japanese social structure-the family kinship system, village and community organizations-and folk religion. A glossary with Japanese characters is included in the index. 
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10 Kingston, Jeff CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE SINCE THE 1980S / EDITION 2
9781118315071 2012 1118315073 / 9781118315071 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. The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history n ow includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the Marc h 2011 earthquake and tsunami Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after th e mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, env ironmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the i mperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods. 
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11 Kuwahara, Kayoko KYOTO SAMURAI STORY
Rosedog Pr 2011 1434986926 / 9781434986924 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. Samurais must be perseverant and live on frugal food. Clenching to carry on with fortitude is virtuous, and they grow up being taught this way. Samura is strain for the clan and family valiantly and audaciously. Kiyomorrison Taira was once the most glorious man in the country with whom many aristocrats wanted to have a relationship, but he got lost in the dazz ling triumph. Although life is filled with relentless brutality, people do not forget it blooms with love and benevolence. 
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12 Manning, Paul HIROHITO: THE WAR YEARS
Random House Publishing Grou 1989 0553347950 / 9780553347951 Paperback Very Good 

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JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY (LITTLEFIELD ADAMS QUALITY PAPERBACKS), Meyer, Milton W.
13 Meyer, Milton W. JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY (LITTLEFIELD ADAMS QUALITY PAPERBACKS)
Littlefield Adams Quality Pa 1992 0822630184 / 9780822630180 Paperback Good 
This popular introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative and up-t o-date overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history. Milton W. Meyer's conci se explanations of Japanese traditions, religion, history, economics, polit ics, and relations with the West provide an invaluable aid for understandin g contemporary Japanese society and values. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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14 Meyer, Milton Walter JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY
Littlefield, Adams 1976 0822603187 / 9780822603184 Paperback Good 
Offers reader an authoritative overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history. 
Price: 250.00 JPY
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BUSHIDO (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE EDITION), Nitobe, Inazo
15 Nitobe, Inazo BUSHIDO (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE EDITION)
Kodansha International Ltd 1999 4770024029 / 9784770024022 Paperback As New 
An exposition of the spirit of the samurai and the soul of the Japanese, wr itten by Japanese internationalist, Nitobe Inazo. 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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16 Seidensticker, Edward LOW CITY, HIGH CITY: TOKYO FROM EDO TO THE EARTHQUAKE
C.E. Tuttle 1984 4805304944 / 9784805304945 Paperback Very Good 

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17 Shimizu, Yoshiaki JAPAN: THE SHAPING OF DAIMYO CULTURE, 1185-1868
Braziller, George Inc 1988 0807612146 / 9780807612149 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Overshadowed by shoguns and fierce samurai, the daimyo were feudal warlords who controlled Japan's provinces for much of the medieval and early modern epochs. Daimyo culture refined and reshaped samurai traditions; the warlor ds, whose collective self-image called for mastery of the arts of peace, to ok nature painting, calligraphy, handscrolls and the tea ceremony to new he ights of expressive beauty. Daimyo warriors practiced Zen meditation and wr ote poetry, following the example set by General Yoritomo (1147-1199), feud al lord of Kamakura, who later assumed the title of shogun. The cult of Bus hido, the ``way of the warrior,'' was led by daimyo chieftains steeled by C onfucian precepts of dedicated service. This breathtaking album catalogues an exhibit now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.the first U.S. show devoted to daimyo culture. Shimizu, a Princeton professor, provid es extensive comments on the plates which depict armor, silk brocades, mask s, religious sculpture, ceramics and props for the Noh theater. (Jan.) - Pu blishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly In feudal Japan the daimyo were a class of warrior rulers who administered territories awarded to them by the shoguns. They maintained fighting abilities while cultivating the peacetime arts such as poetry, No theater, painting, and the tea ceremony. They also patronized Buddhist monasteries and temples and commissioned the production of religious art. This volume is the catalog of a fine exhibition of works from the daimyo culture that opened in fall 1988 in Washington, D.C. Calligraphy, painting, sculpture, arms and armor, lacquer, ceramics and textiles-. 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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KORYU BUJUTSU: CLASSICAL WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF JAPAN, Skoss, Diane
18 Skoss, Diane KORYU BUJUTSU: CLASSICAL WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF JAPAN
Koryu Books 1997 1890536040 / 9781890536046 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. Koryu Bujutsu is the first new book on the arts of the Japanese samurai to appear in over twenty years. Written by the foremost Western practitioner/writers, these eight essays are based on experiences with authentic Japanese traditions and teachers gained during decades spent living, researching, and training in Japan. Together they offer a fascinating, literate, and insightful view into the classical warrior ways of feudal Japan. Compiled and edited by Diane Skoss (herself licensed in Toda-ha Buko-ryu naginatajutsu, an ancient warrior tradition), the book also contains thirty-three photographs, bibliographical references, a Japanese glossary with kanji, and a detailed index. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Foreword by Major George H. Bristol Preface by Diane Skoss Introduction: Keiko Shokon by Diane Skoss The Koryu Bujutsu Experience by Hunter B. Armstrong The Meaning of Martial Arts Training: A Conversation with Sawada Hanae by Meik Skoss Field Guide to the Classical Japanese Martial Arts by Diane Skoss Marishiten: Buddhist Influences on Combative Behavior by David A. Hall Tenjin Shinyo-ryu Jujutsu by Meik Skoss Kato Takashi: Reflections of the Tatsumi-ryu Headmaster by Liam Keeley Koryu Meets the West by Ellis Amdur Glossary Index. 
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19 Tolman., Norman Tolman and Mary S. ARAMUSHA OUCHI MAKOTO: THE ARTIST WARRIOR
Sobunsha 1982 First Hardcover F/NF Signed
a wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper,Tokyo 198 2]. , Sobunsha. Black cloth, tall 22.3 x 29.5 cm., dj., 107p., chronology, full text in both Japanese & English, Editors: Norman Tolman and Mary S. T olman. This edition is limited to only 1000 signed and (seal/hanko, tradit ional japanese signature). 
Price: 15000.00 JPY
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20 Zensho-An(Editor) YAMAOKA TESSHU : ZEN AND SWORDSMANSHIP FROM THE YAMAOKA TESSHU ARCHIVES
Zensho-an 2009 4990451805 / 9784990451806 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 18000.00 JPY
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