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DORE, Ronald:  SHINOHATA A Portrait of a Japanese Village
Book Number: 3238
London Allen Lane 1978 London Allen Lane 1978. 322pp, b/w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good
Keywords: japan
Price: $15.00
Kajima, Morinosuke:  The Emergence of Japan As a World Power 1895-1925
Book Number: 28934
Rutland, VT Tuttle 1968. Large 8vo. hardcover. 403pp. index, very good. / very good, clipped d/w.
Keywords: The Emergence of Japan As a World Power 1895-1925
Price: $18.00
Menadue, Cynthia:  Shadows on the shoji : a personal view of Japan
Book Number: 30310
Sydney John Ferguson 1985 8vo hardcover 103pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Menadue Cynthia 1935 1984 Menadue J L (John Laurence) 1935 Ambassadors Australia Biography Ambassadors' spouses Austr Shadows on the shoji a personal view of Japan Menadue Cynthia
Price: $10.00
Harries, Meirion:  Sheathing the Sword: Demilitarization of Japan
Book Number: 31370
Heinemann 1989 Large 8vo softcover 364pp index, b/w illus. very good, page edges browned.
Keywords: History Sheathing the Sword Demilitarization of Japan Harries Meirion
Price: $15.00
Okakura, K.:  Book of Tea
Book Number: 34610
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.
Keywords: Social Science Customs Traditions Book of Tea Okakura K
Price: $12.00
Downer, Lesley:  Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Book Number: 34715
London Headline 2000 8vo softcover 370pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: History Asia Japan Geisha The Secret History of a Vanishing World Downer Lesley
Price: $12.00
Kidder, J. Edward:  Ancient Japan
Book Number: 34802
Oxford Elsevier-Phaidon 1977 4to hardcover 152pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: Japan Civilization To 794 Ancient Japan Kidder J Edward
Price: $12.00
Underwood, Eleanor:  The Life of a Geisha
Book Number: 37956
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.
Keywords: Asian japanese Geisha girls
Price: $12.00
Sugimura, Tsune, Kasai, Shigeo:  Hachijo - Isle of Exile
Book Number: 38962
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,
Keywords: 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 Cultu
Price: $12.00
Hendry, Joy:  Understanding Japanese Society
Book Number: 42852
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.
Keywords: Japan Social Life and Customs
Price: $12.00

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