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Samurai: An Illustrated History

by Mitsuo Kure Tuttle Publishing (November 25, 2014)

Samurai: An Illustrated History brings the violent, tumultuous, and, at the same time, elegant world of the medieval Japanese samurai to life.

This book of Japanese history traces the story of a unique historical...


Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan Seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun's Last Samurai

by Romulus Hillsborough Tuttle Publishing (March 25, 2014)

Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation.

Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from...


Customs and Culture of Vietnam

by Ann Caddell Crawford & Henry Cabot Lodge Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1966)

A concise, information-packed background of the history and culture of Vietnam, including the country's relations with the United States.

Comprehensive and authoritative, this book accurately describes this fascinating...


Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

by Romulus Hillsborough Tuttle Publishing (June 25, 2013)

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun.

The only book in English about the Shinsengumi,...


The Boy Travellers in Australasia

by Thomas W. Knox Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1971)

Travel to distant, exotic places with this classic travel book.

This digital edition containing 538 pages and about the same number of fascinating illustrations, has everything the armchair traveler could wish...


Terraced Hell: A Japanese Memoir of Defeat & Death in Northern Luzon, Philippines

by Tetsuro Ogawa Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1972)

This memoir from a Japanese civilian placed with the army in World War II offers a rare glimpse of the Japanese experience and psychology during this desperate time.

Near the end of World War II , when the Japanese...


Men from Under the Sky: The Arrival of Westerners in Fiji

by Stanley Brown & Raymond Burr Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1973)

The cannibal kings of Fiji are gone, but their spirit lives on. Cannibalism in Fiji and the gruesome "earth ovens" are gone; the kai vavalagi, "the men from over the horizon," changed that, bringing their own...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Andersen Tuttle Publishing (December 18, 2012)

Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples.

The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word...


The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation

by Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp & Hiroko Kapp Tuttle Publishing (September 10, 2012)

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

Japanese...


Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior

by Don Cunningham Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai

While the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear,...


Korea: The Impossible Country

by Daniel Tudor Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2012)

[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined...


Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Bilingual Edition Complete Chinese and English Text

by Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles & John Minford Tuttle Publishing (September 18, 2012)

Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been the premier manual of Chinese military strategy for the past two millennia and, as thousands of Asian businessmen can attest, this classic work is as applicable to the corporate...


Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

by Thomas Cleary Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2012)

This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics.

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation...


China Illustrated: Western Views of the Middle Kingdom

by Arthur Hacker & Frederic Wakeman Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

This beautifully illustrated social history of China highlights various aspects of traditional China as seen through the eyes of foreign visitors and residents from the time of the first trading contacts with...


The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cha-No-Yu

by A.L. Sadler, Iwasaki Satoko & Shaun McCabe Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The tea cermony—known as cha-no-yu, or literally "hot water for tea"—has touched nearly every aspect of Japanese life.

First published in 1933 as Cha-No-Yu, or The Japanese Tea Ceremony, this classic remains...


Japan Traveler's Companion

by Rob Goss Tuttle Publishing (November 14, 2017)

Richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, Japan Traveler's Companion delves beyond the gaze of traditional guidebooks to uncover the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage,...


Brief History of Japan

by Jonathan Clements Tuttle Publishing (August 01, 2017)

This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two...


Journey Through the Philippines

by Kiki Deere Tuttle Publishing (June 20, 2017)

Journey Through the Philippines is the ultimate Philippines travel pictorial for exploring Asia's second largest archipelago, home to some of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes.

Often overlooked by...


Stop North Korea!

by Shepherd Iverson Tuttle Publishing (March 07, 2017)

This radical new approach to dealing with North Korea offers a refreshing perspective on an intransigent and deadly situation.

Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming...


Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1963)

This classic introduction to the rich culture and history of the Phillipines Islands is a must have for any traveler or cultural scholar.

Few countries are as rich in cultural heritage as the Republic of the...


The Art of Throwing: The Definitive Guide to Thrown Weapons Techniques (Downloadable Media Included)

by Amante P. Marinas, Sr. & Joe "Brokenfeather" Darrah Tuttle Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Concise and informative, The Art of Throwing is the ultimate introduction to the exciting world of throwing weapons.

It provides thorough explanation and instruction on everything from grips and stances, targets...


Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation; The History, Metallurgy and Iconography of the Samurai Sword (Downloadable Material)

by Colin M. Roach & Nicklaus Suino Tuttle Publishing (August 19, 2014)

With over 300 stunning photographs and woodblock prints along with extensive historical and cultural commentary, Japanese Swords is the ultimate authority on Samurai weaponry.

Historically, Japanese warriors...


Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World's Most Famous Buildings [Downloadable Material Included]]

by (Artist) Yee Tuttle Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Build detailed and impressive models of world landmarks with this beautiful origami book.

The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages...


Korea: A History

by Bong-youn Choy & Younghill Kang Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1971)

This detailed, scholarly history of Korea is a comprehensive political and socioeconomic history from 57 B.C. to modern times, including North and South Korea.

Specializing in Korean industrial structure, economic...


Japanese Abacus Use & Theory

by Takashi Kojima Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

The Japanese Abacus & Theory book is easy to follow, and gives the reader step-by-step directions on how to use it correctly while applying it to practical use.

The imperfect numerical notation and scarcity of...


Gleanings in Buddha-Fields: Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East

by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

This classic text about Buddhism in Japan by Lafcadio Hearn—on of the first Westerns to write about Japan—will be of great interests to scholars and Japanophiles alike.

Lafcadio Hearn's books continue to...


Island of Java

by John Joseph Stockdale & John Bastin, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is the first and most important book about the Island of Java and is essential reading for anyone interested in Javanese history and culture.

Originally published in 1811, Island of Java was the first popular...


Filipino Martial Arts: Cabales Serrada Escrima

by Mark V. Wiley Tuttle Publishing (March 15, 1994)

Filipino Martial Arts illustrates the basic strikes, blocks, counters, and disarms of the Serrada Escrima fighting system.

A highly effective, well-rounded warrior art, Serrada Escrima uses basic stick-fighting...


Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters

by Shosh Nagamine Tuttle Publishing (December 08, 2015)

Now available for the first time in English, Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters, the late Shoshin Nagamine's groundbreaking work, recounts the legacy and life histories of Okinawa's greatest martial artists.

In...


The Korea & Her Neighbours

by Isabella Bird Tuttle Publishing (December 08, 2015)

In Korea and Her Neighbours, written in two volumes between 1894 and 1897, Isabella Bird documents one of the most critical and interesting periods of Korean history. Violently torn from centuries of seclusion,...


Science and Culture in Traditional Japan

by Masayoshi Sugimoto & David L. Swain Tuttle Publishing (February 03, 2016)

This book of Japanese history explores the development of science and technology in traditional Japanese society.

It may be surprising to some readers familiar with the history of Japan that that scientific thought...


Too Much!: Cartoons by R Simms

by Richard C. Simms Tuttle Publishing (February 03, 2016)

This book of satirical military comics is a humorous look at life in the military during the Korean war era.

Cartoonist Richard C. Simms entered the service in 1953 where he spent a short but delightful sixteen...


Choi Oi! The Lighter Side of Vietnam: The Lighter Side of Vietnam

by Tony Zidek Tuttle Publishing (February 03, 2016)

This humorous, comic guide to Vietnam War-era Vietnam is a hilarious explanation of the land, customs, and people the American "advisor" has found so fascinating, provoking, agreeable, disturbing, infuriating...


History of Japanese Literature

by William George Aston Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English,...


Curious Punishments of bygone Days

by Earle & Frank Lanterman Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

In Curious Punishments of Bygone Days, the punishment did not always fit the crime, as this fine old illustrated history of wrath and righteousness shows. One of the earliest institutions in every New England...


A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

by Felix Abt Tuttle Publishing (May 28, 2014)

Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and fascinating situation is interpreted by a true insider.

In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur...


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...


Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques (Downloadable Media Included)

by Daniel Fletcher & Yasuyuki Otsuka Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

Master the Japanese art of shuriken throwing with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic...


Things Korean

by O-Young Lee & John Holstein Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

Containing photographs of everyday, antique objects along with insightful commentary, Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea.

O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey...


Guam Past and Present

by Charles Beardsley Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1964)

This expansive history of Guam provides a rare look at the people and culture of this tiny, but strategically important Pacific Island.

In a highly readable style author Beardsley—himself a sometime resident...


Brides from Bridewell: Female Felons Sent to Colonial America

by Walter Hart Blumenthal Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1962)

Brides from Bridewell is the story of the female felons from England and France who were sent to Colonial America to serve their prison sentences.

It sets forth the harsh, often inhuman, penal conditions then...


Lessons in the Art of War: Martial Strategies for the Successful Fighter

by Martina Sprague Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2012)

Become a Better Martial Artist by Applying Lessons from the World's Greatest Military Strategists from Sun Tzu to Von Clausewitz

Lessons in the Art of War investigates the theories and philosophies of the most...


The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War

by Stephen Turnbull Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

Filled with dozens of woodblock prints and photographs, this Samurai history is an authoritative text on Japan's most fearsome warriors.

Samurai—the word alone evokes intense images of expert swordsmen fighting...


An Occupation without Troops: Wall Street's Half-Century Domination of Japanese Politics

by Glenn Davis & John G. Roberts Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

When American Occupation troops withdrew from Japan did they leave behind a truly independent country? Or did they leave in place a behind–the–scenes network that determined much of the course of Japanese...


Senryu Poems of the People

by J. C. Brown Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

This is a collection of Japanese senryu poetry—a lesser known cousin to haiku poetry.

In 1765 Karai Senryu published a selection of tsukeku that reflected his personal taste and humor. This anthology, Yanagidaru,...


Musashi's Book of Five Rings: The Definitive Interpertation of Miyomoto Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

by Stephen F. Kaufman Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2012)

This classic work interprets Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings specifically for the martial artist—as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended.

It explains the underlying truths necessary for a full understanding...


The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy

by Stephen F. Kaufman Tuttle Publishing (April 17, 2012)

Learn the strategy and philosophy of China's greatest military theorist with this highly readable and informative edition of The Art of War.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded...


Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat

by Patrick MaCarthy Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts.

Referred to as the "bible of karate"...


Filipino Martial Culture

by Mark V. Wiley Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Widely practiced but not always understood, the Filipino martial arts have a rich history and distinctive character that have not fully been documented until now.

Written in the context of Philippine history...


Tales of Old Japan

by A.B. Mitford Tuttle Publishing (June 18, 2005)

"One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." —The Japan Times

First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic...