• Once And Forever

    Kenji Miyazawa

    KM (1896-1933) was a Japanese cellist, utopian and poet who has achieved posthumous fame for his many tales that drift between the day-to-day and the supernatural.

    Other £9.99
  • Textiles of Japan: The Thomas Murray Collection

    Thomas Murray & Virginia Soenksen

    A fabulous range of textiles from shamanistic appliqué to workers’ clothes and household goods as well as ravishing kimonos. A stunning book and generous at the price.

    Hardback £65.00
  • Japanese Gardens: A Journey

    Monty Don, photographs by Derry Moore

    The combination of author and photographer promise much – their last book, ‘Paradise Gardens’, was wonderful. Due late March, plumb cherry blossom season.

    Hardback £35.00
  • The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

    Edited by Jay Rubin, introduction by Haruki Murakami

    An anthology from the C19th to the present, ingeniously and painstakingly edited by Rubin whose brief to himself and to colleagues was that the stories selected should be unforgettable and resonant. Not every great Japanese author is represented here, though many are. The thematic ordering of the stories (‘Modern Life and Other Nonsense’, ‘Japan and the West’, ‘Nature and Memory’, ‘Dread’ and more) acts as an unobtrusive guide in a world probably unfamiliar to most of us.

    Includes a tremendously knowledgeable essay by Haruki Murakami.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Killing Commendatore

    Haruki Murakami

    A huge new novel that begins with a portrait painter, abandoned by his wife, who finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist. (Some readers may sympathise very readily with the wife.)

    Hardback £20.00
  • Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

    Susan Napier

    An exploration of the life and art of the extraordinary Japanese animator.

    Hardback £20.00
  • An Armchair Traveller’s History of Tokyo

    Jonathan Clements

    From the forest clearances of the Kanto plain up to preparations for the 2020 Olympics. Another in Haus Publishing’s slim and stylish historical guides.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

    Jan Morris

    A brief illustrated reverie about the Japanese battleship Yamato, once the largest and most powerful warship in the world – “the Dreadnought of Dreadnoughts”. This noble dinosaur, unprotected from air attack and hopelessly vulnerable, went down with flags still flying and over two thousand men on 7th April 1945. Morris’s meditation on this “last arrow from the imperial quiver” delivers pathos and compassion, and admiration too.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Seventeen

    Hideo Yokoyama

    HY’s previous novel, last year’s slow-burning thriller ‘Six Four‘ was a bestseller here. This successor investigates the aftermath of an air disaster. Masterful suspense and intricacy.

    Hardback £16.99