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THE FACE OF ANOTHER

By: Abe, Kobo

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: TUTTLE: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000032526

Condition: Very Good


Like an elegantly chilling postscript to The Metamorphosis, this classic of postwar Japanese literature describes a bizarre physical transformation th at exposes the duplicities of an entire world. The narrator is a scientist hideously deformed in a laboratory accident-a man who has lost his face and , with it, his connection to other people. View more info

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NO LONGER HUMAN

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: ¥6,000.00

Publisher: TUTTLE:

Seller ID: RWARE0000047340

ISBN: 4805307560

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. View more info

THE SETTING SUN

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1968

Seller ID: RWARE0000047464

ISBN: 480530474X

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 powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first publis hed by New Directions in 1956. Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who delibe... View more info

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THE UNCONSOLED

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046039

ISBN: 0679735879

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. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker P rize-winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his lif... View more info

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SNOW COUNTRY

By: Kawabata, Yasunari

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: TUTTLE ^ PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: RWARE0000046761

ISBN: 4805306351

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN 2

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046783

ISBN: 4061860259

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. Japan has an ancient oral tradition of folk stories for children that are highly evocative and impart a valuable moral lesson. This is a sequel to the first book. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN (KODANSHA ENGLISH LIBRARY)

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha International: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000046784

ISBN: 4061860186

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. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN - # 3

By: Kawauchi, Sayumi

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Kodansha:

Seller ID: RWARE0000046785

ISBN: 406186033X

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. View more info

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AFTER THE QUAKE

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000044202

ISBN: 0099448564

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 economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in... View more info

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KAFKA ON THE SHORE

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000045754

ISBN: 1400079276

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. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world's great storytellers at the pe ak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a trul... View more info

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WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING

By: Murakami, Hauiki

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000044301

ISBN: 0307473392

Condition: Good


In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami be gan running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from At hens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triat hlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influenc e the sport has had on his life and-even more important-on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memo ir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon an d takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he... View more info

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LAST WINTER WE PARTED

By: Nakamura, Fuminori

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Soho Crime: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000046592

ISBN: 1616956143

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. Instantly reminiscent of the work of Osamu Dazai and Patricia Highsmith, Fu minori Nakamura's latest novel is a dark and twisting house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of ide ntity.A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account of the case, from the bizarr e and grisly details of the crime to the nature of the man behind it. The s u... View more info

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PORNOGRAPHERS

By: Nozaka, Akiyuki

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000046457

ISBN: 0804813787

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. View more info

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TEACH US TO OUTGROW OUR MADNESS: 4 SHORT NOVELS

By: Oe, Kenzaburo

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000046827

ISBN: 080215185X

Condition: Very Good


The Nobel Prize-winning "master of the bizarre plunges the reader into a wo rld of tortured imagination" in this four-novella collection (Library Journ al). In this startling quartet of his most provocative stories, the multiple pri ze-winning author of A Personal Matter reaffirms his reputation as "a supre mely gifted writer" (The Washington Post). In The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away, a self-absorbed narrator on his deathbed drifts off to the comforting strains of a cantata as he recal ls a blistering childhood of militarism, sacrifice, humiliation, and reveng e--... View more info

KOKORO

By: Soseki, Natsume

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000047453

ISBN: 4805301619

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. View more info

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BATTLE ROYALE

By: Takami, Koushun

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045463

ISBN: 156931778X

Condition: Very Good


Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted isl and where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided a rms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing . Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller - Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controvers... View more info

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THE MAKIOKA SISTERS

By: Tanizaki, Junichiro

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000046733

ISBN: 0679424520

Condition: Good


Junichir Tanizaki's magisterial evocation of a proud Osaka family in declin e during the years immediately before World War II is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century and a classic of international lit erature. Tsuruko, the eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka family, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The shy, unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family's exacting standards, wh... View more info

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ROTARY SUSHI: MANY KINDS OF STORIES

By: Wright, Hillel

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press, Tokyo: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030206

ISBN: 4900178225

Condition: 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. View more info

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A LITTLE LIFE: A NOVEL

By: Yanagihara, Hanya

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000044633

ISBN: 0385539266

Condition: Very Good


ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Eco nomist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALI... View more info

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VILLAIN

By: Yoshida, Shuichi

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000043633

ISBN: 0099526654

Condition: Good


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