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  • ZEN AND AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM: An Investigation of One's Self. by Ando, Shoei
    Ando, Shoei
    ZEN AND AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM: An Investigation of One's Self.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comparative study of the products of two different cultures: zen and transcendenatlism. Includes sections on what Zen is, American Transcendentalism and American Transcendentalism in combination with Zen. Christianity and Zen, including two appendices. Brief biography of author tipped in at end of book. Index, vi, 218 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (lightly embossed prev owner's seal)

    Book ID: 59503
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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57327
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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers).

    Book ID: 57328
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  • THE KEY TO JUDO AND JIUJITSU. by Black, Ishi. Illustrated by Murray Keshner.
    Black, Ishi. Illustrated by Murray Keshner.
    THE KEY TO JUDO AND JIUJITSU.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Key Publishing Co., (1958). "A complete individual study course - Simple Directions and How-To-Do-It illustrations." Drawings by Murray Keshner. 95 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (wear to covers, including a tear and creasing to lower corner of front cover, usual toning to the pages,)

    Book ID: 76884
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  • TEN ONI DRUMMERS. by Gollub, Matthew; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone,
    Gollub, Matthew; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone,
    TEN ONI DRUMMERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The team that created the award winning book "Cool Melons? Turn to Frogs!" now give us a story of a Japanese boy who begins to have company in his dreams. They are horned demons known as oni, and one by one, ten of these fierce but friendly creatures appear, beat their taiko drums, and disperse the boy's scary dreams. Through art and story, children also learn about Japanese taiko drumming and the Japanese words and characters for the numbers one to ten. Brightly illustrated in full color by Kazuko G. Stone. SIGNED on the title page by Gollub. Oblong format. 32 pp. ISBN: 1584300116.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 47795
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  • TEN ONI DRUMMERS. by Gollub, Matthew; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone, translated by Victor Reyes.
    Gollub, Matthew; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone, translated by Victor Reyes.
    TEN ONI DRUMMERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Rosa, CA: Tortuga Press, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published almost 20 years ago, this is the first bilingual (Spanish - English) editon of a counting story in rhyme. A Japanese boy begins to have company in his dreams. They are horned demons known as oni, and one by one, ten of these fierce but friendly creatures appear, beat their taiko drums, and disperse the boy's scary dreams. Through art and story, children also learn about Japanese taiko drumming and the Japanese words and characters for the numbers one to ten. Spanish translaton by Victor Reyes. Brightly illustrated in full color by Kazuko G. Stone. 32 pages. SIGNED on the title page by Gollub. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1584300116.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 81495
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  • COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa. by Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Lee and Low Books, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A biography and introduction intro to the work of Japanese haiku poet, "Brother Issa" (Kobayashi Yatora, 1763-1827), whose deep love for the natural world is reflected in more than 30 poems included in this lovely book. Biography and translation by Gollub, Japanese calligraphy by Keiko Smith, and beatiful full-color illustrations by Kazuko G. Stone. SIGNED on the title page by Matthew Gollub with the word 'haiku' in both English and Japanese characters. Includes notes on the life of Issa, on the translations, and on haiku. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1880000717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47467
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  • MIDDLE SON. by Iida, Deborah.
    Iida, Deborah.
    MIDDLE SON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1996. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a story of the bonds of brotherhood among the sons of a Japanese laborer in the Hawaiian sugar cane fields. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 228 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 80829
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  • MIDDLE SON. by Iida, Deborah.
    Iida, Deborah.
    MIDDLE SON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1996. First edition - The author's first book, a story of the bonds of brotherhood among the sons of a Japanese laborer in the Hawaiian sugar cane fields. 228 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 80830
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  • THE COUNTERFEITER and Other Stories. by Inoue, Yasushi.
    Inoue, Yasushi.
    THE COUNTERFEITER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Three short stories, translated and with an introduction by Leon Picon. A title in the Library of Japanese Literature. 124 pp.

    Condition: Fine in embossed deep purple silk cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57653
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  • ASKING MYSELF, ANSWERING MYSELF. by Kusano, Shimpei (1903-1988). Translated by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike.
    Kusano, Shimpei (1903-1988). Translated by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike.
    ASKING MYSELF, ANSWERING MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: New Directions, (1984). First edition - Includes selections from over a half a century of his work. Translated from the Japanese by Cid Corman, with Susumu Kamaike. Introduction by Corman, in which he comments "There is scarcely a child in Japan unfamiliar with Kusano's frogs. And of course, no adult." Their trills, transcribed and fancifully translated by the poet into frog soliloquies, dirges, and celebrations are, says Corman, "figures of nature--in its largest sense--and of absolute innocence ... . They mock our pretensions but share them too - gently." 54 pp. ISBN: 0-811208877.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of one page).

    Book ID: 81241
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  • Matsumoto, Seicho
    INSPECTOR IMANISHI INVESTIGATES.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 1st thus.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1989.0. Originally published in 1961, and set in Tokyo, this is a police procedural in the classic tradition. Translated by Beth Cary. 313 pp. . ISBN: 0-939149-435.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 6679
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  • SHADOW FAMILY. by Miyabe, Miyuki.
    Miyabe, Miyuki.
    SHADOW FAMILY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Kodansha, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder mystery focusing on the world of internet chat rooms. The second novel to be published in English by this award winning writer. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 188 pp. ISBN: 978-4770030023.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62339
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  • WHERE LOVE IS DEEP: The Writings of Shin'ichi Suzuki. by Suzuki, Shinichi.
    Suzuki, Shinichi.
    WHERE LOVE IS DEEP: The Writings of Shin'ichi Suzuki.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Saint Louis, MO: Talent Education Journal, (1982). First edition - A classic book in which the famous music teacher explains the philosophyand method of talent education, and gives many practical examples. For much of this material, this is the first time it has been published in English. Translated from Japanese by Kyoko Selden. Photographs, sources. 149 pp.

    Condition: Good in illustrated covers (prev owner's name, minor wear to covers, but otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 66568
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  • SWAN SKY. by Tejima (Keizaburo)
    Tejima (Keizaburo)
    SWAN SKY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A sensitive look at death and loss - "Despite the devoted attentions of her family, a young swan is unable to accompany them on their journey to their summer home." Illustrated with blue, black and white woodcuts. Translated from the Japanese by Susan Matsui. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-399215476.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81546
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  • PICTURE BRIDE. by Uchida, Yoshiko
    Uchida, Yoshiko
    PICTURE BRIDE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1999). A novel covering the years from 1917 through 1943, this is a testament to the strength of the immigrants who came to America in hopes of a better life. Young Hana Omiya arrives in San Francisco, California, in 1917, one of several hundred Japanese "picture brides." Her story is intertwined with others: her husband, Taro Takeda, an Oakland shopkeeper; Kiku and her husband Henry, who reject demeaning city work to become farmers .. . all are caught up in the cruel turmoil of World War II, when West Coast Japanese Americans are uprooted from their homes and imprisoned in desert detention camps." 216 pp. ISBN: 0-295976160.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78683
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