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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 accompanying Bird on her trailblazing odyssey. Although the incessant fleas and mosquitoes biting throughout the night can almost b... 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

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 sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts com pelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice marti... View more info

MAKIKO'S DIARY: A MERCHANT WIFE IN 1910 KYOTO

By: Makiko, Nakano

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044935

ISBN: 0804724415

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 is the intimate and richly informative diary kept in 1910 by the young wife of a bustling merchant household in Kyoto. Makiko's husband was the had of his family's pharmaceutical business, and because the store and the family's living quarters were under one roof, it was a very busy place. Makiko writes perceptively about both special occasions (such as weddings, funerals, ancestral memorial services, and festivals) and the daily routine of the c... View more info

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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WHERE THE DEAD PAUSE, AND THE JAPANESE SAY GOODBYE: A JOURNEY

By: Mockett, Marie Mutsuki

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000045013

ISBN: 0393063011

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. "Read it. You will be uplifted."-Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale f or the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fuk ushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfathe r's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mocke tt also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking conso... View more info

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 brought such a winning optimism into the crowds around him -- curious kindergartners, ske ptical members of the school board,... 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 who almost single-handedly developed the silk trade with Americ a. Their remarkable stories, and those of their notable descen... 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 at play, coping with the U.S. Army, marveling at Japan's people, cultures and customs, lamenting the destruction and despair o... View more info

KUKAI THE UNIVERSAL: SCENES FROM HIS LIFE

By: Ryotaro, Shiba

Price: ¥8,000.00

Publisher: ICG Muse: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045103

ISBN: 4925080474

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. This comprehensive work chronicles the life of Kukai, the monk who brought Buddhism to Japan in the ninth century and is considered to be the father of Japanese culture. View more info

GOSSAMER YEARS: THE DIARY OF A NOBLEWOMAN OF HEIAN JAPAN

By: Seidensticker, Edward

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000045622

ISBN: 0804811237

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. Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same pe riod as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu. This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attemp ts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decad es of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wi ves and mistresses. Too impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, this beautiful (an... 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 filmography. The movies are arranged by original U.S. release titles, and include cast and production credits, studio, Japanese ... View more info