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  • Guernica Under Cover
    Maha Harada

    Guernica Under Cover 暗幕のゲルニカ

    Bearing a reproduction of Pablo Picasso’s masterwork Guernica on its cover, this novel weaves a tale of suspense around the temporary return of the painting to its longtime home in New York, the Museum of… … Details

  • Means of Effacement: In Search of a Nameless Poet
    Toshiyuki Horie

    The first-person narrator, who appears to be a stand-in for the author himself, is studying abroad in France when he happens upon an old picture postcard written and sent before World War II with what… … Details

  • The Eccentric Family: The Son Returns
    Tomihiko Morimi

    The Eccentric Family: The Son Returns 有頂天家族 二代目の帰朝

    This is the long awaited sequel to the best-selling comic novel?Uchōten kazoku?(The Eccentric Family), set in modern-day Kyoto and centering on the rivalry between two clans of tanuki raccoon dogs, which in Japanese folklore are… … Details

  • Indigo Rain: The Collectors
    Risako Asano

    Indigo Rain: The Collectors 藍の雨 蒐集者たち

    Tōka Hiryū’s father, a collector of and dealer in antiques, was murdered five years ago during business talks at his vacation home in Karuizawa. The beautiful and talented Tōka once traveled the globe as an… … Details

  • Who the Hell Am I?
    Ryō Asai

    This volume offers six prequels and sequels to author Ryō Asai’s 2012 novel Nanimono (Somebody), which won the Naoki Prize, became a bestseller, and was adapted to the big screen. The stories add new depth… … Details

  • Kū-chan’s Pancake
    Yūko Watanabe

    Kū-chan’s Pancake くうちゃんのホットケーキ

    Little Kū-chan sees Mama getting ready to make something in the kitchen, and wants to help?all the more so when she discovers that what they’ll be making is pancakes. She loves them! “I don’t need… … Details

  • Tokyo Year Zero
    Jirō Akagawa

    Tokyo Year Zero 東京零年

    This dystopian, near-future novel, reminiscent in some ways of George Orwell’s?1984, poses numerous questions about the direction in which Japan’s current political regime is taking the country. At the center of the action is Shigeharu… … Details

  • The Sun Also Falls into a Faint
    Yūzaburō Otokawa

    The Sun Also Falls into a Faint 太陽は気を失う

    Based on the Chinese sexagenary cycle, Japanese custom has long considered a person’s 60th year to be a special one, marking the completion of one full life cycle and the gateway to one’s retirement years.… … Details

  • The Eccentric Family
    Tomihiko Morimi

    The Eccentric Family 有頂天家族

    Set in modern-day Kyoto, this comic novel centers on the rivalry between two clans of tanuki raccoon dogs, which in Japanese folklore are endowed with the ability to transform themselves into anything they wish. The… … Details

  • Jam-Packed Hidden Pictures
    Kaori Hayashi

    Jam-Packed Hidden Pictures さがしえ ぎゅうぎゅう だいずかん

    Every page of this board book is jam-packed with drawings of animals, insects, sea creatures, flowers, fruits and vegetables, favorite foods, vehicles, clothing and other things around the house?nine categories of items small children can… … Details

  • Second Day Moon
    Miku Itō

    Fourth-grader An is big sister to Mei, a newborn. In the first family picture of the four of them together, everybody is beaming. But a month after Mei is born, Mommy and Daddy don’t seem… … Details

  • Floating
    Tetsuo Takashima

    Floating 浮遊

    A tale of suspense based on the famous “brain in a vat” scenario used in thought experiments in philosophy. As formulated by American philosopher Hilary Putnam, the basic scenario is of a disembodied human brain… … Details

  • Armed with Skillets
    Nowaki Fukamidori

    Armed with Skillets 戦場のコックたち

    In the latter stages of the fight against Nazi Germany during World War II, a young American soldier joins forces with a buddy to solve several puzzling mysteries that crop up between the ferociously fought… … Details

  • Into the Logos
    Yūzaburō Otokawa

    Into the Logos ロゴスの市

    Translating a literary work requires a precise grasp of not only the language and style of the original but its entire worldview, along with a command of the target language that allows the translator to… … Details

  • It’s Magic: How to Handle Those Clothes You Just Can’t Part With
    Minako Yokomori

    It’s Magic: How to Handle Those Clothes You Just Can’t Part With 捨てられない服の片づけマジック!

    This book is a must-read for those whose closets are stuffed to overflowing for all the usual reasons: “It might come back into style”; “It’s a standard item everyone has to have”; “I’ll need it… … Details

  • Hokusai: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, Limited Deluxe Edition
    Seiji Nagata

    Hokusai: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, Limited Deluxe Edition 限定版 新撰 葛飾北斎 永寿堂版「冨嶽三十六景」

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760?1849) is one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e woodblock print artists of the Edo period (1603?1867). His landscapes are known to have influenced the work of such European impressionist masters as Vincent van… … Details

  • The Delusion of Inferiority: Zen Teachings on How to Live without Measuring Yourself Against Others
    Shunmyō Masuno

    The Delusion of Inferiority: Zen Teachings on How to Live without Measuring Yourself Against Others 劣等感という妄想 禅が教える「競わない」生き方

    Zen priest and best-selling author Shunmyō Masuno takes up the feelings of inferiority that have come to plague so many in today’s world. As social media increasingly shape our interactions and relationships with others, it… … Details

  • Doubt-Free Zen Practice
    Shunmyō Masuno

    Doubt-Free Zen Practice 迷わない坐禅の作法

    This book of guidance for a well-lived life is by a Zen priest who has gained a worldwide reputation for his Zen garden designs. The volume is a sequel to Okoranai Zen no sahō (Anger-Free… … Details

  • British Home Cooking
    Tamao Sako

    British Home Cooking イギリスの家庭料理

    Introducing much-loved home recipes that have been prepared and eaten by English families for decades, this book won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Grand Prix in 2016. Its 80 recipes are divided into six categories:… … Details

  • A Steak in Shitamachi
    Yōko Hiramatsu / Jirō Taniguchi

    A Steak in Shitamachi ステーキを下町で

    Following Sandouitchi wa Ginza de (Sandwiches on the Ginza), this is a second collection of food-and-culture essays that first appeared in the literary magazine All yomimono. As in the earlier volume, author Yōko Hiramatsu travels… … Details