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The Tea Ceremony, Tanaka, Seno
41 The Tea Ceremony
Tanaka, Seno
New York Harmony Books 1977 0517530392 / 9780517530399 First Paperback Very Good 
Clean large trade paperback (approx. size is 9" x 11"). Covers are clean, no chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed), with no previous owner markings. Beautifully illustrated, many full page color photographs. Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer. 214 pages with index. 025867

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Rising Sun - The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945, Toland, John
42 The Rising Sun - The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945
Toland, John
New York Random House 1970 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean gold and burgundy cloth boards with metallic Japanese symbols on cover, metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; small previous owner inscription on half title page. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with seven maps and over sixty photographs. 954 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027341

Price: 35.00 USD
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Japanese Cooking A Simple Art, Tsuji, Shizuo
43 Japanese Cooking A Simple Art
Tsuji, Shizuo
Kodansha International 1980 0870113992 / 9780870113994 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, 1980 in unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean pale blue-green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and full color plates. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. 517 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, one very short closed edge tear, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Over 220 recipes with 510 sketches, 16 color pages. Chart of North American and Japanese fish. Extensive lists of shops in North America where ingredients can be purchased. Calorie and weight chart of typical Japanese foods, metric conversion tables. 028050

Price: 75.00 USD
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44 Tatsu the Dragon
Van Aken, Helen
Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1966 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Yoshie Noguchi, Illustrator 
Very clean red cloth illustrated boards. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 101 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10-1/2". Children's. 009831

Price: 20.00 USD
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Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99 - The Recollections of Captain John Baxter Will, Sailing-Master and Pilot, Will, Captain John Baxter (George Alexander Lensen, Editor)
45 Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99 - The Recollections of Captain John Baxter Will, Sailing-Master and Pilot
Will, Captain John Baxter (George Alexander Lensen, Editor)
Tokyo Sophia University (In cooperation with the Diplomatic Press, Tallahassee, Florida) 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Beautiful book in original dust jacket. Golden beige cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight rubbing to red title box background. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean patterned endpapers. Previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top edge of half-title page. Frontispiece is a Japanese drawing of Captain Will, used by him as his bookplate. Lovely illustrations, many of them fold-out. 190 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with price intact (12.50 on upper corner of front inside flap), small clip to lower corner of front inside flap, no chips, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025893

Price: 45.00 USD
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Kyoto and Nara, Yanagishima, Hikosaku
46 Kyoto and Nara
Yanagishima, Hikosaku
Kyoto, Japan Ranshobo Company, Ltd. 1996 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Sosei Kudzunishi, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green-gold and blue green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean photo-illustrated dustjacket with gold lettering is unchipped, has hint of edge wear at spine corners, several closed edge tears at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 7-1/2" x 10-1/4". 017312

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Silent Traveller in Japan, Yee, Chiang
47 The Silent Traveller in Japan
Yee, Chiang
New York W. W. Norton 1972 0393086429 / 9780393086423 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with bright blue Japanese lettering on cover, bright blue title lettering on English on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Very slight dust-speckling to top text block edges. Written and illustrated by Chiang Yee. 430 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one tiny closed edge tear at top rear spine fold, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Japan's customs and rituals, dress and language, poetry and drama, painting and sculpture, kites and carp, trees and flowers, everything is revealed to us in Mr. Chiang's inimitable text and delightful drawings. 028056

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Heike Story, Yoshikawa, Eiji
48 The Heike Story
Yoshikawa, Eiji
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Kenkichi Sugimoto, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red cloth spine, small black illustration on beige cloth with blind-stamped Japanese symbols on red cloth, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Kenkichi Sugimoto. Translated from the Japanese by Fuki Wooyenaka Uramatsu. 627 pages. Clean dust jacket (jacket painting by Fumi Komatsu) is not price clipped, unfaded, has several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A medieval epic novel on a heroic scale, full of splendor and pageantry and surging narrative power. 026300

Price: 75.00 USD
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