The leading man in “Kyoto photography,” Mizuno Katsuhiko, has over 50 years of experience capturing the seasons and flowers. This is a compilation of his stunning photography and essays from over the years, introducing spring. Also including an events calendar covering traditional festivals such as Hina-matsuri (Dolls’ Festival) and Jizobon (Jizo Festival). A book of new discoveries that will make you want to get out into the world.
BookTraditional Liberal Arts Culture Japanese Guides History Art
This is a brand new enhancement of the famous Kisō no Keifu, printed half a century ago, in a larger, more colorful layout. Including new discourse on influential Edo period artists who changed the culture of Japanese art.
Introducing a large collection of master works that art historian and professor of Meiji Gakuin University, Yuji Yamashita, thinks should someday be named National Treasures of Japan. Dive in to the profound charm of Japanese art—from the pottery of the Jōmon period (14,000–300 BCE) to modern-day art.
BookWellness Japanese Guides Lifestyle Travel
The best of camping, chosen by no.1 monthly outdoor magazine BE-PAL. Selected by interesting themes: glamping, nearby hot springs, pet-friendly, and more! There’s no way you’ll be lost trying to decide where to camp with this book!
BookCulture Japanese Guides Lifestyle Food Culture
A book that even the novice can easily understand, exploring the fundamentals of chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea. The perfect all-inclusive handbook for enjoying Japanese tea; covering the rules, history, utensils, recommended shops and museums, even tips on how to properly appreciate your tea container.
BookJapanese Guides Lifestyle Travel Food Culture
A delectable investigation by stand-out food magazine Salty-Sweet Pocketbook (Amakara Techō) with izakaya master and author of over 10 books on Japanese bars, Kazuhiko Ohta. Dive in to the profound food customs of Japan’s eastern Kansai region and experience an all-new culture of izakaya.
BookTraditional Culture Japanese Guides Art Travel
Part six in a series of handy bilingual guides to Japanese culture, exploring the world of Japanese collectables, apparel, tableware, and houseware. A stunning visual guide to the traditional handmade arts, written in both English and Japanese.
BookChildren Kids Baby Japanese Guides Language
Passing along Japanese culture, customs, traditions, and heart in three chapters. Chapter one introduces the heart of Japan—the deities, the demons, the lucky charms—and chapter two brings life customs and cuisine. In the final chapter, “Traditions,” you’ll learn about classical art, festivals, martial arts, and craftsmanship. This book also explores some of Japan’s outlook on the world abroad.
BookNon-fiction Liberal Arts Literature History
A deeper dive into investigative author Kōji Yabe’s 2015 book: A Message from Emperor Akihito: The Country that Doesn’t Fight (Sensō o shi nai Kuni: Akihito Ten'nō Messēji).
“Because I have no experience as an ordinary Japanese person, I’ve never once thought of what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve never thought about choosing any other path than that of the Imperial household.” —Emperor Akihito, American news conference, 1987
“It doesn’t matter if stones are thrown. I want to walk amongst the people without fearing such things.” —Emperor Akihito, prior to visiting Okinawa, 1975
“Although it may be shameful to have others think me weak, I do not live in despair.” —Empress Michiko, 1980
BookNon-fiction Liberal Arts Culture Literature Japanese Guides History Biographies
Six months after the horrific earthquake of Eastern Japan—a book recording 185 days of the Emperor and Empress, who continued to meet the hearts of disaster victims. Full of deeply considerate words from Their Majesties, and the messages that carried the hopes and gratitude from their people.
BookCulture Japanese Guides Travel
“If I were to give you all of my favorite places to see the autumn colors, there would easily be 200 spots,” the photographer admits. With gorgeous photos and essays, this is the book to guide you as you wander in search of autumn leaves. Introducing plenty of “seasonal strolling roads,” full of Kyoto’s signature autumn wild flowers and harbingers of winter.
BookSpiritual Traditional Liberal Arts Culture Japanese Guides Art Travel
Why is Mt. Fuji registered as a "world heritage" site? We know every reason! This is the official book introducing Japan's most treasured mountain as an everlasting world heritage site. Discover the history and stunning scenery that has inspired not only the culture of Japan, but its religion, aesthetics, literature, and more. Written in Japanese and English.