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  • BookFood

    Zen & Food (Zen to Shoku)

    Famous works by Dōgen, the grandfather of Zen Buddhism, explained by prominent monk-professor and “leading garden designer” Shunmyō Masuno. Luxurious, yet simple meals and the heart of Zen-style cooking at the start of each and every shining new day.

  • BookLiterature

    How to Break the Rules of Your Mind (Atama no Kimari no Kowashi-kata)

    Deciding that the answer to something is totally obvious is anyone’s problem. But is it really that obvious? If we can toss our unfortunate sense of commonly accepted truths, we can lighten the burden on both mind and body.

  • BookLiterature

    The Practice of Not Suffering (Kurushimanai Renshyū)

    Correcting loneliness and discontent through practice—25 simple steps to train your mind throughout daily life. Say goodbye to that inadvertently cultivated self of worries.

  • BookLiterature

    The Practice of Not Thinking (Kangaenai Renshyū)

    Tips on how to take a vacation from your worries from a popular Buddhist monk, Ryunosuke Koike. Koike instructs on practices that put our senses to good use—release your frustrations and anxieties through practice, and say goodbye to overthinking. Including fiery debate with brain researcher Yuji Ikegaya. A world-wide best seller—over 1.2 million copies in 7 countries.

  • BookLanguage

    The Name of Love (Koi no Namae)

    This is the latest edition of the series that brought the world best-selling The Name of Rain (Ame no Namae). Poet Junko Takahashi composes words of love for scenes that will make your heart flutter. For everyone who loves love and beautiful words.

  • BookLiterature

    Living (Ikiru)

    Author Rin Kobayashi’s haiku submissions have been continuously chosen by Kōta Kaneko and Kai Hasegawa of the Asahi Shimbun's prestigious haiku column. He is now a high schooler. Adamantly against bullying in his elementary school days, Kobayashi has penned numerous essays and poems on “dignified truancy.” Hasegawa’s included poem People Who Resist is also quite moving.

  • BookLiterature

    Be Stronger Than a Worrywart (Nayamu Hito hodo Tsuyokunaru)

    Not suited for your work, no friends, always saying the wrong thing to the person of your dreams—here’s some advice for how to approach these worries and more. A book to untangle your worries, driving home the message that worrying isn’t a bad thing, you can use it!

  • BookLiterature

    The Bonds Between People

    Because those who surround you are like the polishing sand of your soul—a ten-year best seller that’s caused a stir amidst Japanese companies who fail to value the importance of the human bond.

  • BookLiterature

    The Trace

    On August 6, 1945, over 70,000 people lost their lives when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. How did the survivors overcome immense challenges which followed? In five short stories, author Shaw Kuzki, whose parents survived the very same tragedy, portrays life in Hiroshima in the wake of war.

  • BookLiterature

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

    Zen priest and best-selling author Shunmyō Masuno explores the feelings of inferiority that have come to plague so many of us in the modern world of social media. For the many of us who can't help but compare ourselves to others, thinking "am I measuring up?!" Masuno introduces Zen thought to refresh our daily life.

  • BookLiterature

    The Wisdom of Dying While Alive

    Life scientist Keiko Yanagisawa and Nihonga (Japanese drawing) artist Fumiko Hori team up to express the “meaning of life” embodied in the Heart Sutra through the most lucid contemporary Japanese rendering of the classic Buddhist text to date, accompanied by exquisite illustrations. Translated by Hideo Levy.