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AOI ME, KUROI ME: BLUE EYED, BLACK EYED / NICUS COPEL

By: Copel, Nicus

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Hirai-Tai Books:

Seller ID: RWARE0000039094

ISBN: 4946492119

Condition: Very Good


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CRACKLING MOUNTAIN & OTHER STORIES

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000043630

ISBN: 0804816220

Condition: Very Good


Crackling Mountain and Other Stories features eleven outstanding works by O sama Dazai, widely regarded as one of the twentieth-century Japan's most gi fted writers and a master teller of tales. Dazai experimented with a wide v ariety of short story styles and brought to each a sophisticated sense of h umor, a broad empathy for the human condition, and a tremendous literary ta lent. The eleven stories in this collection present the most fully rounded portrait available o... View more info

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CANADA AND JAPAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Miwa, Kimitada (Editor)

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000040498

ISBN: 0195408608

Condition: Very Good


This collection of essays is intended as a bridge between two countries sep arated by physical distance and linguistic barriers. The essays explore the growth of social, diplomatic, economic, political, and religious ties betw een Canada and Japan from the turn of the century to the present, with each topic addressed by at least two articles, one from each of the countries. View more info

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TOKYO'S MYSTERY DEEPENS: ESSAYS ON TOKYO

By: Pronko, Michael

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000042622

ISBN: 1942410077

Condition: Like New


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Is Tokyo unknowable? Mysterious? Confusing? Not in these essays! The biggest city in the world just became clearer! Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronk o unlocks the doors to Tokyo life. These 48 essays reveal what's hidden beh ind the gleaming exteriors and unconcerned faces in the largest, most crowd ed city in the wo... View more info

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BEAUTY AND CHAOS: SLICES AND MORSELS OF TOKYO LIFE

By: Pronko, Michael

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000042621

ISBN: 194241000X

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Tokyo--City of Contradictions? Yes and no! The largest city in the world te ems with chaotic energy and serene, human-scale beauty. Want to know the re al city? Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Mich ael Pronko opens up Tokyo life and reveals what's beneath the gleaming, puz zling exterior of the biggest city in the world. Whether co... View more info

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MOTIONS AND MOMENTS: MORE ESSAYS ON TOKYO

By: Pronko, Michael

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000042620

ISBN: 1942410115

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. Motions and MomentsĀ is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These 42 new essays burrow into the u nique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its mi llions of inhabitants. Based on Pronko's 18 years living, teaching and writing in Tokyo, thes e e... View more info

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BOTANDORO - STORIES, FABLES, PARABLES, AND ALLEGORIES

By: Richie, Donald

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press, Tokyo: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000028976

ISBN: 1933606169

Condition: Very Good


Donald Richie has been writing and publishing ever since he was a student i n the USA. Today in Tokyo he continues to write and publish. This book is " a Miscellany" of previously published and unpublished work from 1941 throug h 2005. The stories are arranged in five sections. Not content with simple storytelling Richie explores and experiments, but his work is always fluid and easy for both casual and thoughtful reader. Botandoro, The Peony Lanter n, gives this... View more info

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VIEW FROM THE CHUO LINE AND OTHER STORIES

By: Richie, Donald

Price: ¥15,000.00

Publisher: SARU Press: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000042061

ISBN: 096533046X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


View from the Chuo Line and Other Stories by Donald Richie Fiction. Asian Studies. In this collection of twenty-seven short stories Donald Richie has shown people set in their ways but caught off guard by life itself. The minimality of the form emphasizes that moment of truth which James Joyce called an epiphany--the revelation which he said was the only reason for writing, or reading stories. The people are almost all Japanese--and Richie is not. Yet, though the peculi... View more info

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THE MASACADO SCROLLS VOLUME I.

By: Whipple, Charles T.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publ: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000025906

ISBN: 1481903594

Condition: Fine


~ Four action-filled stories of Japanese legends, quests, and fantasy in on e volume from award winning author Charles T. Whipple ~ The Fall of Awa The evil Toh, in a pact with Lord Yami, rampage into the Kantoh kingdoms of th e east. One by one, the kingdoms fall until only the tiny country of Awa re mains. Ryo, the child of Tsubomi, has the gift of reikan, which allows her to sense and see dark forces. She sees evil attacking Nokogiriyama castle a nd rushes to warn Lor... View more info

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JUNGLE CROWS: A TOKYO EXPATRIATE ANTHOLOGY

By: Wright, Editor) Hillel (Author

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000032996

ISBN: 1933606126

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. The voices of expatriates issue from the edges of existence, and in Tokyo, this means half-empty cars on wee-hour train commutes, sparse beaches in sw imming-pool sized parks, darkened cinemas at the peak of the morning rush-h our -- precious loci of intimacy in the world's most populas mega-city. ("A t night Tokyo expands,&... View more info