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Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth from Hawaii

by Nathaniel B. Emerson Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

Pele and Hiiaka are Hawaii's most spectacular female deities, and this story of their conflict over the mortal Lohi'au stands at the fountainhead of Hawaiian myth, oral tradition, and dance. For centuries, however,...

A Tea Reader: Living One cup at a Time

by Katrina Avila Munichiello Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

A Tea Reader contains a selection of stories that cover the spectrum of life.

This anthology shares the ways that tea has changed lives through personal, intimate stories. Read of deep family moments, conquered...

Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts, and Fairies

by Im Bang, Yi Ryuk & James S. Gale Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

This classic collection of Korean folk and fairy tales is of cultural enormous importance for Koreans and Westerners alike.

First published in 1913 but regrettably long out of print, this fascinating little volume...

Shiokari Pass

by Ayako Miura & Bill Fearnehough Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy.

The hero of this Japanese novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart-rending...

Foreigners in Mikadoland

by Harold S. Williams Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is an account of life in the foreign communities and former Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan that flourished after Japan was opened to foreign trade in 1859. It tells of the imposters, the eccentrics,...

My Individualism and the Philosophical Foundations of Literature

by Natsumé Sôseki, Inger Brodey & Sammy I. Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Published here for the first time in English, My Individualism and The Philosophical Foundations of Literature are essays which explore issues close to famed Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume's heart: the philosophical...

And Then

by Soseki Natsume & Norma Moore Field Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

"A Japanese writer of genius."—Japan Quarterly

Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels.


The Izu Dancer and Other Stories: The Counterfeiter, Obasute, The Full Moon

by Yasunari Kawabata & Yasushi Inoue Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers.

The Izu Dancer, Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as...

Masao Abe a Zen Life of Dialogue

by Donald W. Mitchell Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue is a compilation of essays that cover the life and work of Masao Abe, perhaps one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the twentieth century.

Masao Abe has opened up...

Kokoro: Hints and Echos of Japanese Inner Life

by Lafcadio Hearn & Patricia Welch Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The 15 classic essays collected in Kokoro examine the inner spiritual life of Japan.

The title itself can be translated as "heart," "spirit" or "inner meaning," and that's exactly what this collection teaches...

This Scheming World

by Ihara Saikaku, David C. Stubbs & Masanori Takatsuka Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This classic work of Japanese literature is considered the masterpiece of Japanese novelist Seken Munasanya.

This Scheming World (Seken Munasanyo) was published in 1692, one year before the author’s death....

Harp of Burma

by Michio Takeyama & Howard Hibbett Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front. Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of...

Little Songs of the Geisha: Traditional Japanese Ko-Uta

by Liza Dalby Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400-year-old art of Ko-Uta, the traditional song form sung to three-stringed shamisen music. It is a vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan....

Spring Miscellany: And London Essays

by Soseki Natsume & Sammy I Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki’s Spring Miscellany. Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany...

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

by Edogawa Rampo & James B. Harris Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe.

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the...

In Ghostly Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore—the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare.

In Ghostly Japan...

Comrade Loves the Samurai

by Ihara Saikaku & E. Powys Mathers Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

In Comrade Loves of a Samurai, the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is explored.

To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form...

Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology of his Writings on the Country and it's People

by Lafcadio Hearn & Donald Richie Tuttle Publishing (April 11, 2011)

This collection of writings from Lafcaido Hern paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan

Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcaido Hearn remains one of the best-known...

Rashomon and Other Stories

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kojima Takashi & Howard Hibbett Tuttle Publishing (April 11, 2011)

"Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity… Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."—...

Twenty-Four Eyes

by Sakae Tsuboi & Akira Miura Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 2007)

Twenty Four Eyes is a deeply pacifist Japanese novel based on the perversion and inhumanity of modern war. Set on Shodoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea, and covering a twenty–year period embracing prewar,...

The River With No Bridge

by Sue Sumii & Susan Wilkinson Tuttle Publishing (November 04, 2005)

The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan’s largest minority group, the burakumin.


The Heredity of Taste

by Soseki Natsume & Sammy I. Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 2005)

Written in eight days, in December 1905, and published in the January 1906 issue of the magazine Teikoku Bungaku (Imperial Literature), Shumi no iden (The Heredity of Taste) is Soseki Natsume's only anti-war...

The Togakushi Legend Murders

by Yasuo Uchida & David J. Selis Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2004)

Murder and mayhem are coupled with Japanese folklore and fable in this riveting tale of suspense.

When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison...

Inside My Glass Doors

by Natsumé Sôseki & Sammy I. Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (October 15, 2002)

Originally published as Garusudo no Uchi in daily serialization in the Asahi newspaper in 1915, before appearing in book form, this is the first time Inside My Glass Doors has been published in English. It is...

How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (March 15, 2002)

This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises.

It also offers an introduction to related...

The Chinese Storyteller's Book

by Michael David Kwan Tuttle Publishing (November 16, 2001)

Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven—where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts, and immortal...

Autumn Wind and Other Stories

by Lane Dunlop Tuttle Publishing (July 01, 1999)

"Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." —Donald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese...

Journey to the Interior: American Versions of Haibun

by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1998)

This collection of American poetry done in the Japanese Haibun style is a wonderful addition for any lover of haiku or other eloquent poetry styles.

Haibun is a beautiful Japanese form of autobiographical poetic...

Free Yourself of Everything: Radical Guidance in the Spirit of Zen and Christian Mysticism

by Wolfgang Kopp & Barbara Wittenberg-Haenauer Tuttle Publishing (January 15, 1994)

This guide to meditation and spirituality draws on both Buddhist and Christian sources to present a unique path to enlightenment.

Intended for those who earnestly seek spiritual guidance, this book conveys, with...

Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1993)

Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu.

This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts...

Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 1992)


Playing hide-and-seek

Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa

Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single...

A Daughter of the Samurai

by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1990)

A Daughter of the Samurai tells the true story of a samurai's daughter, brought up in the strict traditions of feudal Japan, who was sent to America to meet her future husband. An engrossing, haunting tale that...

More Incredible Hawaii

by Terence Barrow & Ray Lanterman Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

A sequel to the classic Incredible Hawaii This illustrated text is packed with information about the Hawaiian Islands and is a delight for young readers and teacher alike.

This Hawaiian culture and history book...

Out of the East: Reveries and Studies in New Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Out of the East came wonderful tales by a Westerner who loved the old Japan—devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness—and record his feelings for the rest of the world to read.

This collection of...

Asian & Pacific Short Stories

by Cultural and Social Centre Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1974)

Readers of Asian & Pacific Short Stories will have the exciting experience of encountering for the first time the recent work of some of Asia's most talented writers. Collected in this anthology are short stories...

Moon Lore

by Timothy Harley Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1970)

This classic compendium of lunar literature covers moon mythology, worship, superstitions and is of great interest to cultural scholars and mythologists alike.

For Man the moon has always exerted a magic and...

Vietnamese Legends

by George F. Schultz Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1965)

This collection of Vietnamese mythology will be of great interest to cultural scholars as well as people of Vietnamese descent.

The history of every country is reflected in its myths and legends and this absorbing...