Japan: A Traveler's Literary Companion Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945 Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings
An Artist of the Floating World
A portrait of a Japanese artist who put his painting to work in the service of the movement that led Japan into World War II.
Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel
Because her mother is dying and her father old, Chiyo, nine, is sold to a wealthy geisha house in Gion where she learns her trade and works it in the 1930s and 1940s.
After Yuki's mother commits suicide, the 12-year-old girl must live with her distant father and his resentful new wife. Cut off from her mother's family, Yuki learns to rely on her own inner strength to cope with the tragedy.
A novel about the day the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and how the lives of a Japanese businessman, his wife, and their niece changed.
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics
An accessible introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present.