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What the Scarecrow Said, Ikeda, Stewart David
21 What the Scarecrow Said
Ikeda, Stewart David
New York Harper Collins/Regan Books 1996 0-06-039164-2 / 9780060391645 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean gold boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To Oliver - Best of Luck with your own writing & teaching - Keep the Faith! - SDI" and then flat signed below author's name: "Stewart David Ikeda - Feb. 14, 1998 - Phoenix." 445 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Epic novel of a Japanese-American family that begins with the birth of its hero aboard the ship that brings his parents to the United States and ends in the aftermath of a great national shame: the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. 8vo. Fiction. 015858

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Embracing Family, Kojima, Nobuo
22 Embracing Family
Kojima, Nobuo
New York Dalkey Archive Press 2005 1564784053 / 9781564784056 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. As new condition. Translation from the Japanese by Yukiko Tanaka. Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 161 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (21.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Set during the U.S. occupation following World War II, a novel of conflict between Western and Eastern traditions, between a husband and wife, between ideals and reality. 020141

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Japanese Radicals Revisited: Student Protest in Postwar Japan, Krauss, Ellis S.
23 Japanese Radicals Revisited: Student Protest in Postwar Japan
Krauss, Ellis S.
University Of California Press 1974 0520024672 / 9780520024670 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright; small previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top corner of front free endpaper. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, very slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027160

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The Atomic Bomb - Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Japan in the Modern World), Kyoko Iriye; Selden, Mark Selden
24 The Atomic Bomb - Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Japan in the Modern World)
Kyoko Iriye; Selden, Mark Selden
M.E. Sharpe 1997 0873325567 / 9780873325561 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean white cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small neatly ink-stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by Robert Jay Lifton. Illustrated with photographs. 257 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped; slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025892

Price: 75.00 USD
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As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860), Masao Miyoshi
25 As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860)
Masao Miyoshi
University Of California Press 1979 0520037677 / 9780520037670 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean first edition in clean original dust jacket. White cloth boards with aqua cloth spine, crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Map illustrated endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Many illustrations in full color and black and white. 232 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025917

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Tale of the Shining Princess, Matsubara, Hisako
26 The Tale of the Shining Princess
Matsubara, Hisako
Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International Ltd. 1966 First Hardcover Near Fine Naoko Matsubara, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition, with publisher's original paper wrap-around band, in original slipcase. Clean orange textured fine paper covered boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Gorgeous decorated endpapers containing real pressed leaves. Featuring the unusual and fascinating woodblock-print artistry of Naoko Matsubara, one of Japan's most gifted artists. Prints are in both color and black and white. A treasure in terms of its importance to Japanese literature, the story is said to have been Japan's first prose fiction, an anonymous work dating back to the ninth century. 023129

Price: 45.00 USD
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27 In the Gray Rain
McCartney, Hazel Severson
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Michiko Honjo, Illustrator 
Clean green boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 246 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with a couple of small very faint stains. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Fascinating real-life stories of present-day Japan--its beauty, hardships, graciousness, determination, romance." -( from front cover of dustjacket). 8vo. Japan. 010101

Price: 12.00 USD
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Little Pictures of Japan, Miller, Olive Beaupre Miller (Editor)
28 Little Pictures of Japan
Miller, Olive Beaupre Miller (Editor)
Chicago The Book House for Children 1925 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Katharine Sturges, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean dark blue cloth boards with clean circular color paste-on illustration on cover; gold lettering and gold ring around the illustration; gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Beautiful color illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Lovely color illustrations throughout by Katharine Sturges. Size of book is approximately 8-1/4" x 11". Pages and edges are clean; there are, however, a few pages which have short taped closed tears to margins only, and only one page that has a longer (5") tear. 192 pages. 027507

Price: 40.00 USD
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29 Storied Cities of Japan
Nishida, Kazuo
Tokyo John Weatherhill 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with gold line and names of Japanese cities on cover, green silk cloth spine with bright gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name, address and date on front free endpaper (otherwise clean olive green endpapers). 300 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The colorful past and present of eight unforgettable Japanese cities. 8-1/2 x 5". Japan. 012043

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Distinguishing the Way (Bendo) - An Annotated English Translation of the Bendo, Ogyu Sorai (Olof G. Lidin, Translator)
30 Distinguishing the Way (Bendo) - An Annotated English Translation of the Bendo
Ogyu Sorai (Olof G. Lidin, Translator)
Tokyo Sophia University 1970 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in clean dust jacket. Pretty patterned boards with beige cloth spine, dark green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 139 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has two short closed edge tears at top of rear panel, very slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025946

Price: 20.00 USD
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Dear Miss Breed, Oppenheim, Joanne
31 Dear Miss Breed
Oppenheim, Joanne
Scholastic Nonfiction 2006 0439569923 / 9780439569927 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean unclipped jacket. Glossy illustrated boards. Large book - 8-3/4" x 10-1/2". No wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, images and drawings. 288 pages. Clean crisp dustjacket is not price clipped (22.99 US on front inside flap), unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True stories of the Japanese American incarcerations during World War II and a Librarian who made a difference. 022032

Price: 25.00 USD
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Ten Against the Storm, Prichard, Marianna and Norman
32 Ten Against the Storm
Prichard, Marianna and Norman
New York Friendship Press 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Mine Okubo, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Slight fading to board edges; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by Mine Okubo. 164 pgs. with fold-out color map at rear of book and guide to Japanese pronunciation. Dustjacket has hint of very light soiling to rear panel, is not price clipped, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of biographies of Japanese Christians. 8vo. Japan. 015715

Price: 20.00 USD
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33 The Honorable Picnic
Raucat, Thomas
New York The Viking Press 1955 Re-issue Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green marbled boards with clean yellow spine, green title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Red top-stained page edges. 319 pgs. Page decorations by Lorraine Combs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, hint of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Re-issue (originally published in France, with first U.S. edition published in 1927) of a novel centering on a festive outing at a Tokyo resort - involves a worldly Swiss diplomat in pursuit of amorous diversion, and, ultimately, seven Japanese. Each sees the day's adventure in the light of irony, farce, whimsicality, high comedy, or tragedy. 8vo. Fiction. 011478

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34 Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage
Reischauer, Haru Matsukata
Cambridge/London The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1986 0-674-78800-1 / 9780674788008 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with rust cloth spine, silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light corner wear, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Decorated endpapers. No names, bookplates or marks. 371 pgs. with index. Illustrated with lovely black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has been price clipped, two small (3/4" and less) closed edge tears, tiny chip at rear bottom edge (smaller than a pea), light rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Japan. 005394

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Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan, Rosenstone, Robert A.
35 Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan
Rosenstone, Robert A.
Harvard University Press 1988 0674576411 / 9780674576414 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped dust jacket. Rust brown cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. Clean, with no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with maroon endpapers (small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper and top edge of blank fly leaf). 315 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has some fading to spine background and upper left front corner, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027136

Price: 15.00 USD
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36 Kataki
Searls, Hank
New York McGraw Hill 1987 0-07-056031-5 / 9780070560314 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean maps on endpapers. 345 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 010395

Price: 10.00 USD
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Techniques of Japanese Embroidery, Shuji Tamura
37 Techniques of Japanese Embroidery
Shuji Tamura
USA Krause Publications 2004 0873416279 / 9780873416276 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Beautifully clean, as new large soft cover book - approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11". No fading, creasing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated in full color. 128 pages. A definitive technique and design source book for Japanese embroidery. Includes hints on different fabrics and threads plus framing instructions. Over 90 color photographs and 50 stitch techniques, including layering, holding, creating geometric effects, couching, padding, knots and braided cords. 025988

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The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan, Sitwell, Sacheverell
38 The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan
Sitwell, Sacheverell
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1959 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Very slight browning to top front board edge, otherwise a clean book. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with photographs. 314 pages with index. Dust jacket designed by George salter is clean, not price clipped, has chipping up to 1" at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, nice photos on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautifully written account of the author's travels in Japan and the culture he experienced there. 027658

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The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan, Sitwell, Sacheverell
39 The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan
Sitwell, Sacheverell
Cleveland, Ohio / New York, NY World Publishing 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with darker green decoration on cover, dark green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Pink endpapers are clean, with small tasteful previous owner bookplate in lower corner of front paste-down. No other marks. Illustrated with photographs (black & white and full color). 314 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean (slightly age-toned), tiny chip at one corner tip, very slight wear at spine ends, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025267

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Chime of Windbells - A Year of Japanese Haiku in English Verse Translations with an Essay, Stewart, Harold
40 A Chime of Windbells - A Year of Japanese Haiku in English Verse Translations with an Essay
Stewart, Harold
Charles E. Tuttle 1970 Third printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
A beautifully printed and bound book with original publisher's banner and clean original slipcase. Clean beige and green cloth boards with two decorative fans on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 236 pages with index. Clean slipcase is solid and uncracked. A few tiny spots of light surface wear to front opening edge. 025926

Price: 30.00 USD
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