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  • Swooningly Cute: Hamster Buns

    Swooningly Cute: Hamster Buns かわいさに悶絶 ハムケツ

    This print photo collection was compiled in response to the craze over pictures of hamster bottoms on Japanese social networking sites and other places around the Internet. Shots of hamster backsides from a popular blog… … Details

  • Kateigahō Supplement: Hairstyles for Hipster Dogs

    Kateigahō Supplement: Hairstyles for Hipster Dogs 別冊家庭画報 最高かっこいい男の子 DOGヘアカタログ

    In this catalog, groomers from 16 leading dog salons present their most dashing hairstyles for male dogs. All of the most popular breeds are represented, including poodles, schnauzers, Yorkies, shih-tzus, and more. Each style is… … Details

  • Famous Homes: Another Pilgrimage
    Yoshifumi Nakamura

    Famous Homes: Another Pilgrimage 住宅巡礼・ふたたび

    In this long awaited followup to his highly acclaimed Jūtaku junrei (Famous Homes: A Pilgrimage; Shinchosha) of 2000 and its sequel Zoku jūtaku junrei (Famous Homes: A Pilgrimage, Continued) of 2002, author Yoshifumi Nakamura travels… … Details

  • Divine Blades: The Swords of Japan
    Natsuo Hattori

    Divine Blades: The Swords of Japan 日本刀―神が宿る武器

    Renowned the world over for the fine quality of its blade, the Japanese sword is a work of art that also serves as a sacred treasure in certain Shinto religious rites. This book invites readers… … Details

  • Visiting Japan’s Legacy Architecture: Eastern Japan
    Tatsuo Iso / Hiroshi Miyazawa

    Visiting Japan’s Legacy Architecture: Eastern Japan 旅行が楽しくなる 日本遺産巡礼 東日本30選

    This guidebook introduces 30 must-see historical architecture sites, including rebuilt structures, located in eastern Japan. It covers well-known masterpieces, such as the Akasaka Palace and State Guest House built in 1909 with influences from France’s… … Details

  • Visiting Japan’s Legacy Architecture: Western Japan
    Tatsuo Iso / Hiroshi Miyazawa

    Visiting Japan’s Legacy Architecture: Western Japan 旅行が楽しくなる 日本遺産巡礼 西日本30選

    This guidebook introduces 30 must-see historical architecture sites, including rebuilt structures, located in western Japan. It covers well-known masterpieces, such as Horyūji, the world’s oldest wooden structure, and Kyoto’s popular Kiyomizu-dera temple, as well as… … Details

  • Journalism in the Intermedia Age
    Kaoru Endō

    Journalism in the Intermedia Age 間メディア社会の〈ジャーナリズム〉

    Communication has become increasingly complex, with a constant flow of information moving back and forth across various mediums—the interpersonal communication of old, print media such as newspapers and magazines, video media such as television and… … Details

  • Let’s Build Our Homes and Communities to Withstand Tsunami!

    Let’s Build Our Homes and Communities to Withstand Tsunami! 津波に負けない住まいとまちをつくろう!

    In the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster of March 2011, over 90% of the death toll has been attributed to the massive tsunami that rolled ashore up and down the Pacific coast of northern Honshū.… … Details

  • Plants of the Japanese Alps
    Tadashi Kajiyama

    Plants of the Japanese Alps 日本アルプスの高山植物

    Bisecting Japan’s main island of Honshū is a range of mountains known as the Japanese Alps, with many of the peaks rising to above 3,000 meters. These mountains draw throngs of visitors each year, especially… … Details

  • The Japan Culture Book
    Fumiko Miura

    The Japan Culture Book 英語で日本文化の本

    This bilingual guide to Japanese culture offers facing pages of Japanese and English text. Twelve chapters introduce subjects ranging from art, architecture, literature, music, and religion to manga, anime, film, fashion, and food. The chapters… … Details

  • The Sky Unchanged: Tears and Smiles

    The Sky Unchanged: Tears and Smiles 変わらない空 泣きながら、笑いながら

    The northeastern coast of Japan’s main island was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Under the title Voices from Japan, an exhibition of poems, portraits, and photos conveying the experiences… … Details

  • A Walk around Little Shops in Yanesen
    Ayashige Nandaro

    A Walk around Little Shops in Yanesen 谷根千ちいさなお店散歩

    Open this guidebook for a whole new look into Yanesen, a much talked about area made up of the three northeastern-Tokyo districts of Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi. In the middle of the capital close by… … Details

  • Color Your Life

    Color Your Life Color of Life―色を生活に取り入れよう

    People all have favorite colors—those they prefer to others or find soothing, or that suit different moods at different times. This book shows how to incorporate your best colors not only into your wardrobe and… … Details

  • Women’s Senryu Circle: How Are You Doing? / Spectacularly Fine, Thanks / At Least Till You Asked

    Women’s Senryu Circle: How Are You Doing? / Spectacularly Fine, Thanks / At Least Till You Asked 女子会川柳「調子どう?」あんたが聞くまで絶好調

    This book compiles 88 of the best senryu—poems that, like haiku, make use of syllable counts but in their content address human nature rather than mother nature—submitted to an annual contest sponsored by Cityliving, a… … Details

  • Field Guide to the Birds of Japan
    Masato Nagai

    Field Guide to the Birds of Japan ♪鳥くんの比べて識別!野鳥図鑑670

    Recommended for intermediate to advanced birdwatchers, this photographic guide to 670 species of birds observed within the borders of Japan contains more than 2,500 photographs, clearly illustrating such identifying features as male versus female; subspecies;… … Details

  • Omotenashi: Japan’s Service Mind as a Global Asset
    Tetsuo Takeda

    Omotenashi: Japan’s Service Mind as a Global Asset 日本流「おもてなし」文化は世界的資産

    Japanese hospitality, or omotenashi, has been gaining increased attention overseas for its spirit of thoughtfulness and consummate attention to detail. This book deepens our understanding of how the Japanese service mind differs from that found… … Details

  • An Illustrated Compendium of Kimono Motifs from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Eras

    An Illustrated Compendium of Kimono Motifs from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Eras 明治・大正・昭和に見る きもの文様図鑑

    One of the most important keys to understanding traditional attire in Japan is knowledge of the motifs used in kimono design. This volume compiles 686 full-color photographs of women’s kimono, obi, neckpieces, and related items… … Details

  • Manga and Cinema: Theory of Frame and Time
    Kentaro Miwa

    Manga and Cinema: Theory of Frame and Time マンガと映画:コマと時間の理論

    Many manga panels show the influence of movie frames and camera angles in their composition. Referred to as “cinematic technique,” this form of expression has been a major focus of formal manga studies, engendering much… … Details

  • The Cultivated Guide to Kyoto: A Tour for Inquiring Minds

    The Cultivated Guide to Kyoto: A Tour for Inquiring Minds 大学的京都ガイド:こだわりの歩き方

    Readers can find a host of tourist guides to Kyoto on bookstore shelves, but this one, authored by a group of professors at Kyoto’s Doshisha University, stands out from the rest for its many points… … Details

  • The Nintendo Famicom and Its Times: The Birth of Home Video Games
    Masayuki Uemura

    The Nintendo Famicom and Its Times: The Birth of Home Video Games ファミコンとその時代――テレビゲームの誕生

    After its invention in Japan, the Nintendo Family Computer, known as the Famicom in its home country and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) elsewhere, went on to become a phenomenon throughout the world, giving rise… … Details