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UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN

By: Bird, Isabella Lucy

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publ: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000042235

ISBN: 1481275704

Condition: Very Good


Isabella Bird was a gifted observer of her surroundings and an intrepid adv enturer. Her epic and austere trek from the capital of Meiji-era Japan nort hward to and thru Hokkaido gives readers a unique look at late 1800's Japan through the eyes of a westerner. By her rich prose, Bird draws a vivid wor d picture of the harsh life that confronted not only travelers but the aver age Japanese. Bird's account is a page turner--one that makes readers feel as if they are accomp... View more info

THE TALE OF THE SOGA BROTHERS

By: Cogan, Thomas G.

Price: ¥7,500.00

Publisher: University of Tokyo Press: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000044494

ISBN: 0860084116

Condition: 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. View more info

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PRINCESS MASAKO: PRISONER OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM THRONE

By: Hills, Ben

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Tarcher: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043170

ISBN: 1585425680

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A portrait of Princess Masako, the Harvard- and Oxford-educated woman who s acrificed her career as a diplomat to marry Crown Prince Naruhito, offers a look into the mysterious world of Japan's imperial family. View more info

ANOTHER BRIDGE OVER THE PACIFIC: A MAN FROM AN ISLAND AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE

By: Koriyama, Naoshi

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Vantage Pr: 1993

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000007584

ISBN: 0533103851

Condition: F/NF


A highly collectible first edition/printing,signed by the author,a tight cl ean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped du stjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Another Bridge over the Pacific. View more info

AUTUMN LIGHTNING: THE EDUCATION OF AN AMERICAN SAMURAI

By: Lowry, Dave

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000032088

ISBN: 1570621152

Condition: Good


Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjut su (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of t he masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts , he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound rele vance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the s... View more info

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BUILD UP,BUILD UP,PREPARE THE ROAD!Â??THE LIFE OF MISS THOMASINE ALLEN

By: Meguro, Yasuko

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Kyo, Bun Kwan:

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000044213

ISBN: 476429964X

Condition: Like New


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THE SUCCESSOR: MY LIFE

By: Otani, Kosho

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: Buddhist Books International: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000044577

ISBN: 0914910507

Condition: 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. View more info

NO ONE'S PERFECT

By: Ototake, Hirotada

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN): 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027214

ISBN: 4770025009

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Hirotada Ototake -- known by his friends as Oto -- has proven again and aga in that hard work, humor, versatility, and an upbeat approach to life are a s valuable as limbs. No One's Perfect is his true account of how he met and beat one challenge after another. In a style purposefully meant to reach all ages, Oto writes about his uniqu e childhood growing up in Japan, a country that traditionally has shielded the disabled from the public eye. From his earliest days, he ... View more info

NO ONE'S PERFECT

By: Ototake, Hirotada

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Kodansha English Library:

Seller ID: RWARE0000040250

ISBN: 4770029675

Condition: Very Good


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SAMURAI AND SILK

By: Reischauer, Haru

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: TUTTLE: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000043119

ISBN: 4805305053

Condition: Very Good


"Samurai and Silk" is a rare treasure: a book of penetrating insight into t he Japanese character and the forging of modern Japan from the feudal Tokug awa shoguns to present day economic titans. Only Haru Reischauer could have written this extraordinary family account, beginning with her two illustri ous grandfathers: one, a provincial samurai who became a founding father of the Meiji government; the other, a scion of a wealthy and enterprising pea sant family w... View more info

FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE: 1946-1948

By: Ruggieri, Mary A.

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Portsmouth Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000038016

ISBN: 0979875714

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. An American girl left college to join the Women's Army Corps during WWII, and volunteered for postwar duty in Japan. Sixty years later she shares that historic period of her life, 1946 to 1948, through her personal letters, journals and photographs from a country just beginning its recovery from war. This is an engaging account of an American WAC, at work and a... View more info

AS I CROSSED A BRIDGE OF DREAMS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A WOMAN IN 11TH-CENTURY J APAN

By: Sarashina

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000044571

ISBN: 0140442820

Condition: Good


Born at the height of the Heian period, the pseudonymous Lady Sarashina rev eals much about the Japanese literary tradition in this haunting self-portr ait. Born in 1008, Lady Sarashina was a lady-in-waiting of Heian-period Jap an. Her work stands out for its descriptions of her travels and pilgrimages and is unique in the literature of the period, as well as one of the first in the genre of travel writing. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publi... View more info

THE JAPANESE FILMOGRAPHY: A COMPLETE REFERENCE TO 209 FILMMAKERS AND THE OV ER 1250 FILMS RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES, 1900 THR

By: Stuart, IV Galbraith

Price: ¥7,000.00

Publisher: McFarland & Company: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000030556

ISBN: 0786400323

Condition: 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. This encyclopedic reference work treats a near-centurys worth of Japanese films released in the United States in theaters or on video and the important actors, directors, producers and technical personnel involved in them. For people, each entry provides birth date, education, death when appropriate, a brief biography, and a fil... View more info