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Kyoto: Wonders Of Man Series

By: Bayrd, Edwin

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Newsweek: 1974

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003765


003765: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Has brown cloth boards with gild embossed image and title, as well as decorated front and back endpapers with drawing of Kyoto. "This engrossing story of Kyoto's golden age and gilded decline is supplemented by some 115 illustrations, nearly one half in full color. Neolithic pottery, delicately tinted scroll paintings, vibrantly colored folding screens, elegant wood-block prints and detailed new maps and ... View more info

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Tokugawa Religion (The Cultural Roots Of Modern Japan)

By: Bellah, Robert N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Free Press - MacMillan: 1985

Edition: Fourth Printing

Store ID: 006502


006502: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Edges of covers are lightly worn. "Does for Japan what Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism did for the West. One of the foremost authorities on Japanese history and culture, Bellah explains how religion in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) established the foundation for Japan's modern industrial economy, and dispels two misconceptions about Japanese modernization: that it began with Admiral Perry's arrival i... View more info

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Battleground Atlantic (How The Sinking Of A Single Japanese Submarine Assured The Outcome Of World War II)

By: Billings, Richard N.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, New York, New American Library - Penguin Group: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006926


006926: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "What If The Japanese Had Resorted To The 'Dirty Bomb'? On June 24, 1944, U. S. Navy warplanes patrolling the Atlantic attacked and sank a Japanese submarine, the I-52. It was an event of enormous strategic importance. The I-52's mission was to return to Japan with the ingredients of a radiological bomb. Purchased from the Germans, ... View more info

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Pink Samurai: Love, Marriage & Sex In Contemporary Japan

By: Bornoff, Nicholas

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Pocket Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 000789


000789: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Japan and the Japanese, despite their economic omnipresence, remain a source of mystery and fascination to most Westerners. Now journalist Nicholas Bornoff opens a unique, richly researched window to the East in this revealing, often surprising account of sexual pursuits and politics in modern Japan. Attitudes towards women, men, family, work and erotic preferences are explored in depth, from the first p... View more info

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Kyusho-Jitsu (The Dillman Method Of Pressure Point Fighting)

By: Dillman, George A. / Thomas, Chris

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Reading, Pennsylvania, Dillman Karate International Publications: 1995

Edition: 1992 Edition: Fourth Printing

Store ID: 004622


004622: LCCN# 92-90024. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "George A. Dillman, a ninth degree black belt, has been a significant presence on the American martial arts scene for decades. In the late sixties and early seventies he was a widely respected tournament competitor winning all divisions in major tournaments. Then, Dillman began to concentrate his efforts on popularizing karate and educating the public. ": 9 x 10.5 in.: 271 pages View more info

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One Of The Boys But Always A Lady

By: Dowling, Lillian Jones

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Vantage Press: 1998

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003191


003191: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "The Life of a Red Cross Recreation Worker in Combat Troop Camps in Australia During the War With Japan. An intimate account of one woman's experiences serving her country. From the uproarious, such as lessons about 'a screw being better in the tropics' (not what you think) to the mundane, like the ever-present insects, a complete picture is offered in frank detail. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 6.2... View more info

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Treasury Of Japanese Designs And Motifs For Artists And Craftsmen

By: Grafton, Carol Belanger

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Dover Publications: 1983

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003147


003147: "This exceptionally versatile collection of traditional Japanese designs and motifs presents the working artist with a treasury of 360 copyright-free designs. All have been especially adapted by noted artist Carol Belanger Grafton for ready use by illustrators, designers and craftspeople. Painstaking effort has been made to preserve the original spirit and subtlety of detail while simultaneously sharpening the lines and enhancing the reproducibility of the de... View more info

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The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (New Nelson Edition): Tuttle Language Library Series

By: Haig, John H. (Editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 008442


008442: LCCN# 96-60004. No Dustjacket is included. Boards are lightly worn at corners and along edges and back board has a faded area at the bottom where a large sticker was previously applied and removed. Pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "This reigning authority on Japanese character definitions is based on missionary-scholar Nelson's first 1962 edition of The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary. Essential fo... View more info

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Japanese Flower Arrangement Notebook

By: Kroh, Patricia

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Store ID: 003672


003672: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Foreword by Dr. Koto Matsudaira, Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States. Teach yourself the fascinating ancient and modern flower art of Japan with step-by-step lessons in the four leading schools. Learn about the tea ceremony, gardens, shopping and eating Japanese style. " Corners of dustjacket are scuffed. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Photographs: 6.25 x 9.5 in.: 159 pages View more info

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Meeting With Japan

By: Maraini, Fosco (Author) / Mosbacher, Eric (Translator)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press: 1960

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 004222


004222: Copy has prior owner's name and address rubber stamped in upper corner of front flyleaf. Front and read endpapers are decorated with maps of Japan and the Sea of Japan. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Chapters include: Three Tokyos In A Century * Tokyo, World Melting-Pot * The Eastern Seaway * Wooden Pavilions In The Sacred Wood * Buddha And Beauty At Mount Muro * Encounters At Nara * Kyoto, In The Month Of Maples In Flame * Aesthetes And Soldiers * Wisdom In A Grain... View more info

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Japanese Brush Painting

By: Mikami, Takahiko

Price: $14.50

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Japanese Art Center: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Store ID: 005408


005408: Copy has worn sticker spot on front cover, but no writing found anywhere in book. Pages are clean, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Takahiko Mikami (pictured on front cover) is an artist of oil, water color, and Japanese brush painting. He has participated in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo; he has had one-man shows at various galleries in Japan, at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, at the M. H. De Young memor... View more info

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Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

By: Sakade, Florence (Editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition: Forty-Seventh Printing

Store ID: 005955


005955: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. LCCN# 58-11620. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kin... View more info

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Sources Of Japanese Tradition, Volume 1: Introduction To Asian Civilizations Series

By: Tsunoda, Ryusaku / De Bary, William Theodore / Keene, Donald (Compilers)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Columbia University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition: Twenty-Seventh Printing

Store ID: 008439


008439: Corners of covers are lightly creased, front cover has two small smudge marks, and has small whited out area on inside corner of front cover. Otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "Addresses the development, through the eighteenth century, of Shinto, Buddhism, and Confucianism." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Vol. 1: 5.25 x 8.25 in.: 506 pages View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - July 16, 1990 (The U. S. Vs. Japan Vs. Germany)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1990

Store ID: 006075


006075: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (July 16, 1990) The U. S. VS. Japan VS. Germany. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: Will America Lose Out in The New Global Boom? * How To Get Cheap Summer Flights. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.75 in.: 68 pages View more info

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Peasant Uprisings In Japan (A Critical Anthology Of Peasant Histories)

By: Walthall, Anne (Editor & Translator)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, University Of Chicago Press: 1991

Store ID: 004619


004619: BRAND New, Still In Original Shrink-Wrap. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Combining translations of five peasant narratives with critical commentary on their provenance and implications for historical study, this book illuminates the life of the peasantry in Tokugawa Japan. ": 5.5 x 8.5 in. View more info

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Patriots And Redeemers In Japan (Motives In The Meiji Restoration)

By: Wilson, George M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, University Of Chicago Press: 1992

Store ID: 004620


004620: BRAND New, Still In Original Shrink-Wrap. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In this concise but ambitious historiographical essay, Wilson argues for an approach to the Meiji Restoration that emphasizes multiple lines of motive and action. This study forgrounds the classic contest of agency versus structure, focusing on the actors in Meiji Restoration history rather than the institutions through which they acted. ": 5.5 x 8.5 in.: 218 pages View more info