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There are 15 books in this catalogue.
DORE, Ronald:  SHINOHATA A Portrait of a Japanese Village
Book Number: 3238
London Allen Lane 1978 London Allen Lane 1978. 322pp, b/w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good
Keywords: japan
Price: $15.00

Kajima, Morinosuke:  The Emergence of Japan As a World Power 1895-1925
Book Number: 28934
Rutland, VT Tuttle 1968. Large 8vo. hardcover. 403pp. index, very good. / very good, clipped d/w.
Keywords: The Emergence of Japan As a World Power 1895-1925
Price: $18.00

Menadue, Cynthia:  Shadows on the shoji : a personal view of Japan
Book Number: 30310
Sydney John Ferguson 1985 8vo hardcover 103pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Menadue Cynthia 1935 1984 Menadue J L (John Laurence) 1935 Ambassadors Australia Biography Ambassadors' spouses Austr Shadows on the shoji a personal view of Japan Menadue Cynthia
Price: $10.00

Harries, Meirion:  Sheathing the Sword: Demilitarization of Japan
Book Number: 31370
Heinemann 1989 Large 8vo softcover 364pp index, b/w illus. very good, page edges browned.
Keywords: History Sheathing the Sword Demilitarization of Japan Harries Meirion
Price: $15.00

Okakura, K.:  Book of Tea
Book Number: 34610
New York Dover Publications, Incorporated 1972 8vo softcover 76pp. very good. Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony.
Keywords: Social Science Customs Traditions Book of Tea Okakura K
Price: $12.00

Downer, Lesley:  Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Book Number: 34715
London Headline 2000 8vo softcover 370pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: History Asia Japan Geisha The Secret History of a Vanishing World Downer Lesley
Price: $12.00

Kidder, J. Edward:  Ancient Japan
Book Number: 34802
Oxford Elsevier-Phaidon 1977 4to hardcover 152pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: Japan Civilization To 794 Ancient Japan Kidder J Edward
Price: $12.00

Underwood, Eleanor:  The Life of a Geisha
Book Number: 37956
New York Smithmark Publishers 1999 Square 4to hardcover 64pp index, colour illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. THE LIFE OF A GEISHA illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. This striking book contains full-color woodblock prints made during Japan's famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, and images of the "floating world," Japan's mysterious artistic subculture. The accompanying text includes evocative Japanese poems and haikus. All celebrate the beauty and creativity of the geisha, who with her exquisitely detailed costume, elaborate makeup and hairstyle, and artfully ritualized behavior, chastely beguiles and entertains Japan's most powerful men.
Keywords: Asian japanese Geisha girls
Price: $12.00

Sugimura, Tsune, Kasai, Shigeo:  Hachijo - Isle of Exile
Book Number: 38962
Weatherhill, Trumbull, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1973. First Edition sm 4to. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Very Good d/w. 167pp, profusely illustrated in black/white with 8 pages of Colour photographs. "An historical narrative of Hachijo Island, an isolated penal colony in the Pacific Ocean 240 miles south-east of Tokyo. From 1606 to 1881 nineteen hundred men, women, and children were banished here. Contents includes, Punishment, Law and the Japanese, The Island in the Black Tide, Ukita Hideie : The Unvanquished Warrior, The Exile Life, Excapes and Escapees, The Violent Exiles, Famines and a Hungry Giant, Buddhist Images and Image Makers, Myths, A Mythmaker an da Culture Hero, The Last Exiles. Sawara no Kisaburo, Dacho, Mimbu the Sculptor, Dog Shogun, Kondo Tomizo, Druggist Kinjiro, Tani Hidehiro, Ryuemon's Riot,
Keywords: Punishment, Law and the Japanese, The Island in the Black Tide, Ukita Hideie : The Unvanquished Warrior, The Exile Life, Excapes and Escapees, The Violent Exiles, Famines and a Hungry Giant, Buddhist Images and Image Makers, Myths, A Mythmaker an da Cultu
Price: $12.00

Hendry, Joy:  Understanding Japanese Society
Book Number: 42852
Routledge 1992 8vo. Softcover, 208pp. Very Good. Contents includes, Sources of Japanese Identity, Historical and Mythological Foundations of Japan, The House and Family System, Socialisation and Classificaton, Traditional Community and Modern Neighbourhood, Status and Stratification in the Wider World, The Education System, Religious Influences, Ritual and the Life Cycle, Careers and Continuity, Opportunities for Working Life, Arts, Entertainment and leisure, Politics and Government, The Legal System and Social Control.
Keywords: Japan Social Life and Customs
Price: $12.00

Nakano, Ann:  Japanese Women - A Century of Living History
Book Number: 45956
Rigby 1986 8vo softcover 142pp Very good. Signed by Ann Nakano on half-title. Illustrated with photos. Myth and Mystery has shrouded the lives of Japanese women for nearly a century, and made them an enigma to the rest of the world. Japanese Women is a collection of revealing interviews with 26 women from different walks of life which will lift the veil on this misconception. Interviews with a politician/pioneer of birth control, a doctor, a geisha, a daughter of a samurai family, a public relations executive, a mountain climber, a fashion designer, political activists, a publishing executive.
Keywords: Japanese women Nakano Ann
Price: $25.00

David; Oiwa, Keibo Suzuki:  The Japan We Never Knew
Book Number: 57385
Allen and Unwin 1996 8vo softcover 324pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Japan japanese economy world social history travel Keibo Suzuki
Price: $12.00

Ravina, Mark:  The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori
Book Number: 57416
Wiley 2004 Trade paperback. 265pp. Very Good. Index. In-text illustrations. The Last Samurai traces Saigo′s life from his early days as a tax clerk in far southwestern Japan, through his rise to national prominence as a fierce imperial loyalist. Saigo was twice exiled for his political activities sent to Japan′s remote southwestern islands where he fully expected to die. But exile only increased his reputation for loyalty, and in 1864 he was brought back to the capital to help his lord fight for the restoration of the emperor. In 1868, Saigo commanded his lord′s forces in the battles which toppled the shogunate and he became and leader in the emperor Meiji′s new government. But Saigo found only anguish in national leadership. He understood the need for a modern conscript army but longed for the days of the traditional warrior. Saigo hoped to die in service to the emperor. In 1873, he sought appointment as envoy to Korea, where he planned to demand that the Korean king show deference to the Japanese emperor, drawing his sword, if necessary, top defend imperial honor. Denied this chance to show his courage and loyalty, he retreated to his homeland and spent his last years as a schoolteacher, training samurai boys in frugality, honesty, and courage. In 1876, when the government stripped samurai of their swords, Saigo′s followers rose in rebellion and Saigo became their reluctant leader. His insurrection became the bloodiest war Japan had seen in centuries, killing over 12,000 men on both sides and nearly bankrupting the new imperial government. The imperial government denounced Saigo as a rebel and a traitor, but their propaganda could not overcome his fame and in 1889, twelve years after his death, the government relented, pardoned Saigo of all crimes, and posthumously restored him to imperial court rank.
Price: $12.00

Hall, John Whitney; Beardsley, Richard K.:  Twelve Doors to Japan
Book Number: 62393
McGraw-Hil 8vo. hardcover. 649pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: japanese culture
Price: $15.00

Edwards, Ron:  Wild Master and the Bongo Multiwagon
Book Number: 63281
The Rams Skull Press, Australia 1988 8vo. softcover. 180pp. b/w illus. Good, cover foxed, corners bumped.
Keywords: travel japan
Price: $15.00