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The Three Kingdoms, Volume 3: Welcome the Tiger: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation

by Luo Guanzhong, Yu Sumei & Ronald C. Iverson Tuttle Publishing (May 27, 2014)

This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers.

The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid...


The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation

by Lu Guanzhong, Yu Sumei & Ronald C. Iverson Tuttle Publishing (May 20, 2014)

This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers.

The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid...


The Three Kingdoms, Volume 1: The Sacred Oath: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation

by Luo Guanzhong, Yu Sumei & Ronald C. Iverson Tuttle Publishing (May 20, 2014)

This exciting new translation with footnotes will appeal to modern readers who find the twists and turns of Game of Thrones so compelling.

The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries...


The Nightless City: Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku

by J.E. De Becker & Terence Barrow Tuttle Publishing (November 13, 2012)

Organized sex in Japan has always been big business, and nowhere was it more politely offered than in the Yoshiwara Yukwaku (red light district) of Tokyo.

The appeal of the Yoshiwara was its women, all the surroundings...


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...


Max Danger: The Adventures of an Expat in Tokyo

by Robert J. Collins Tuttle Publishing (December 10, 2011)

"Mr. Collins is a funny writer [who puts] his finger on exactly what…makes Japan bewildering, endearing, amusing inspiring…"

—The New York Times

Follow the adventures of Tokyo’s favorite expatriate Max Danger,...


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.

Daisuke,...


Season of Violence

by Shintaro Ishihara Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1966)

Violent, sensual, and seemingly un-Japanese, the stories in Season of Violence nevertheless depict Japanese teenagers of the present in compulsive but often unconscious revolt against the moral codes of "old...


Mistress Oriku: Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse

by Matsutaro Kawaguchi & Royall Tyler Tuttle Publishing (June 11, 2013)

"Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superb—crisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound."—Booklist

Sensitive, compassionate, and indomitable, Mistress Oriku has abandoned the...


Jishin: Lives Shattered, Love Discovered amid the Great Tokyo Quake

by Lee Riordan Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

In 1923, one of the greatest natural disasters ever recorded struck one of the most densely populated areas in the world. In Jishin, author Lee Riordan recreates this calamity, the Great Kanto Earthquake, providing...


Five Gentlemen of Japan: The Portrait of a Nation's Character

by Frank Gibney Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1973)

A newspaperman, an ex-Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself--these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan. Strongly individual,...


The Tosa Diary

by Ki No Tsurayuki & William N. Porter Tuttle Publishing (October 15, 2005)

The Tosa Diary reveals the life of a traveler in tenth-century Japan whose journey lasted 55 days on a ship from Tosa, where Ki no Tsurayuki served as governor, to Kyoto. This engaging translation provides the...


The Ronin

by William Dale Jennings Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 2007)

"A thunderbolt, full of lightning and excitement, one you won't put down until its last extraordinary page."—The Japan Times

The violence of twelfth-century Japan explodes in this half-legendary, half-true...


Hawaii End of the Rainbow

by Kazuo Miyamoto Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is the story of the Japanese who immigrated to Hawaii around the turn of the present century, worked as forced laborers on the sugar plantations, and afterwards remained in Hawaii to work as free men and...


Pagoda, Skull & Samurai

by Koda Rohan & Cheiko Irie Mulhern Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This collection of Japanese literature features the works of noted Japanese novelist Koda Rohan.

Japanese literary history usually classifies Koda Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories included in...


Lotus & Other Tales of Medieval Japan

by Takeshi Umehara & Paul McCarthy Tuttle Publishing (March 15, 1997)

These classic Japanese short stories are masterfully translated and a joy to read.

The medieval period in Japan, spanning the years from about 1200 to 1600, was a time of rapid cultural development that saw the...


The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike

by A. L. Sadler Tuttle Publishing (August 30, 2011)

Readers of medieval Japanese literature have long been captivated by its romance and philosophy. In this volume, two acclaimed thirteenth-century classics, The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike, are...


Vita Sexualis: A Novel

by Ogai Mori, Sanford Goldstein & Kazuji Ninomiya Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This classic and controversial work of Japanese literature presents a rare look at Meiji-ara Japanese sexuality.

Though banned three weeks after its publication in 1909, Vita Sexualis is far more than a prurient...


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...


The Needle-Watcher: The Will Adams Story British Samurai

by Richard Blaker Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

This fascinating novel reconstructs the story of Will Adams, a native of Gillingham, in Kent, England, and his voyage to Japan in the seventeenth century.

Adams' knowledge of seafaring vessels at the time causes...


The Flower Mat

by Shugoro Yamamoto, Mihoko Inoue & Eileen B. Hennessy Tuttle Publishing (November 15, 2006)

First published as Hanamushiro in 1948, the setting for The Flower Mat is eighteenth-century Japan, a time when familes were bound together by a rigid code of honor and individual lives were of necessity valued...


Love and Death in Bali

by Vicki Baum & Nigel Barley Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali just over a century ago, and the resulting "mass suicides" of the Balinese royalty, the moving story unfolds of the peasant Pak and his family and friends,...


The Golden Country: A Play about Christian Martyrs in Japan

by Shusaku Endo & Francis Mathy Tuttle Publishing (August 15, 2003)

The events described in this exciting and provocative three-act play, a companion piece to Endo’s highly acclaimed novel Silence, take place in 1633, nearly a hundred years after Christianity was introduced...


A Late Chrysanthemum: Twenty-one Stories from the Japanese

by Lane Dunlop Tuttle Publishing (February 03, 2016)

This collection of Japanese short stories reveals a rapidly changing Japanese society and the deep draw of its traditional culture.

The first half of this century saw the coming of age of the Japanese short story....


Romaji Diary and Sad Toys

by Takuboku Ishikawa, Sanford Goldstein & Seishi Shinoda Tuttle Publishing (September 20, 2011)

The novella Romaji Diary represents the first instance of a Japanese writer using romaji (roman script) to tell stories in a way that could not be told in kana or kanji. Sad Toys is a collection of 194 Tanka,...


The Macneils of Tokyo: A Novel of World War II

by Jack Seward Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2015)

In the absorbing, epic tradition of The Winds of War, author Jack Seward presents a new novel of war, passion, and divided family loyalties.

The MacNeil family is torn apart by the horrors of war, which is consuming...


Shank's Mare: A translation of the TOKAIDO volumes of HIZAKURIGE, Japan's great comic novel of travel & ribaldry b

by Ikku Jippensha & Thomas Satchell Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

This classic Japanese story of humor and adventure is available here for the first time in digital format.

A pair of irrepressible scoundrels are the heroes of this madcap chronicle of adventure, full of earthy...


The Life of an Amorous Man

by Saikaku Ihara Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

First published in 1682, The Life of an Amorous Man depicts the pursuits and follies of the glorious age of old Japan, when the new bourgeoisie, unfettered by the societal constraints of the traditional aristocracy,...