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There are 14 books in this catalogue.
Wild Master and the Bongo Multiwagon
Edwards, Ron
Book Number: 63281
ISBN: 0909901732
The Rams Skull Press, Australia 1988 8vo. softcover. 180pp. b/w illus. Good, cover foxed, corners bumped.
Price: $15.00


Book of Tea
Okakura, K.
Book Number: 34610
ISBN: 0486200701
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.
Price: $12.00


Twelve Doors to Japan
Hall, John Whitney; Beardsley, Richard K.
Book Number: 62393
ISBN: 0070256101
McGraw-Hil 8vo. hardcover. 649pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $15.00


Sheathing the Sword: Demilitarization of Japan
Harries, Meirion
Book Number: 31370
ISBN: 0434313785
Heinemann 1989 Large 8vo softcover 364pp index, b/w illus. very good, page edges browned.
Price: $15.00


Ancient Japan
Kidder, J. Edward
Book Number: 34802
ISBN: 0729000478
Oxford Elsevier-Phaidon 1977 4to hardcover 152pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00


The Life of a Geisha
Underwood, Eleanor
Book Number: 37956
ISBN: 0765117398
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.
Price: $12.00


SHINOHATA A Portrait of a Japanese Village
DORE, Ronald
Book Number: 3238
ISBN: 
London Allen Lane 1978 London Allen Lane 1978. 322pp, b/w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good
Price: $15.00


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


Shadows on the shoji : a personal view of Japan
Menadue, Cynthia
Book Number: 30310
ISBN: 0909134820
Sydney John Ferguson 1985 8vo hardcover 103pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00


Hachijo - Isle of Exile
Sugimura, Tsune, Kasai, Shigeo
Book Number: 38962
ISBN: 
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,
Price: $12.00


Understanding Japanese Society
Hendry, Joy
Book Number: 42852
ISBN: 0415045312
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.
Price: $12.00


Japanese Women - A Century of Living History
Nakano, Ann
Book Number: 45956
ISBN: 0727020528
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.
Price: $25.00


The Japan We Never Knew
David; Oiwa, Keibo Suzuki
Book Number: 57385
ISBN: 1864482095
Allen and Unwin 1996 8vo softcover 324pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00


Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Downer, Lesley
Book Number: 34715
ISBN: 0747271062
London Headline 2000 8vo softcover 370pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00