Japanese Culture of Quality

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Japan (DK Eyewitness Travel Guides)
1.  Japan (DK Eyewitness Travel Guides) by John Benson
The list author says:
  "Japan (DK Eyewitness Travel Guides) A good general guide to the country and culture."
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Japanese Art in Detail
2.  Japanese Art in Detail by John Reeve
The list author says:
  "Japanese Art in Detail. Outstanding examples of design and craft in prints, paintings and screens, metalwork, ceramics, wood, stone and lacquer."
Used & New from: £3.10
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Japanese Detail Architecture
3.  Japanese Detail Architecture by Sadao Hibi
The list author says:
  "Japanese Detail Architecture. Zen and Nature inspired Architecture. Marvelous houses."
Used & New from: £14.27
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Gardens of Japan
4.  Gardens of Japan by Teiji Ito
The list author says:
  "The Gardens of Japan are most often influenced by the Zen Philosophy and are of great beauty."
£37.62   Used & New from: £7.76
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments: The New Edition
5.  Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments: The New Edition by William P. Malm
The list author says:
  "Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments. A good guide to traditional Japanese music and instruments"
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Lullaby For The Moon:japanese Music For Koto And Shakuhachi
6.  Lullaby For The Moon:japanese Music For Koto And Shakuhachi by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto & Shakuhachi. Two of my favorite Japanese instruments. Calm and flowing musical beauty"
£14.13   Used & New from: £5.37
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

One Earth Tour + Cd [DVD]
7.  One Earth Tour + Cd [DVD] DVD ~ Kodo
The list author says:
  "Kodo - One Earth Tour Special [DVD + CD]. Kodo The japanese drum group combine great physical mastery with spiritual depth."
£19.72   Used & New from: £11.51
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Takemitsu: Quotation of Dream
8.  Takemitsu: Quotation of Dream by Paul Crossley
The list author says:
  "Takemitsu - Orchestral Works. The modern Master of music. Inspired both by France and His own Culture. Music of great flowing Beauty."
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
9.  Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Haruki Murakami  is a superb modern writer, this is my favorite of his many good books."
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.36
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation
10.  Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Susan Jolliffe Napier
The list author says:
  "Anime From Akira To Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. A good guide to this facinating modern art form. Includes chapters about the the Master Miyazaki."
£20.99   Used & New from: £7.59
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry
11.  Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry by Helen McCarthy
The list author says:
  "Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry. Miyazaki is an absolute Genius of both manga and anime."
Used & New from: £2.25
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Spirited Away [DVD]
12.  Spirited Away [DVD] DVD ~ Daveigh Chase
The list author says:
  "Spirited Away is a Miyazaki Masterpiece and one of the best films ever made. Visualy superp and spiritually profound."
£10.20   Used & New from: £4.85
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Volume 1 (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)
13.  Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Volume 1 (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) by Hayao Miyazaki
The list author says:
  "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Volume  1. His Manga Masterpiece."
£6.99   Used & New from: £2.79
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954]
14.  Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ Toshirô Mifune
The list author says:
  "Seven Samurai [1954] Akira Kurosawa the Grand Master of japanese cinema made many Brilliant films and this is one of his best."
£9.54   Used & New from: £4.42
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Sound of Water: Haiku - By Basho, Issa and Other Poets (Shambhala Centaur Editions)
15.  The Sound of Water: Haiku - By Basho, Issa and Other Poets (Shambhala Centaur Editions) by Sam Hamill
The list author says:
  "The Sound of Water: Haiku - By Basho, Issa and Other Poets. Brilliant Haiku poems by the masters of the form."
Used & New from: £9.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
16.  Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryū Suzuki
The list author says:
  "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Zen has influenced Japanese Culture profoundly and this is a good introduction to this Philosophy/Religion."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings, Bushido & Hagakure
17.  The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings, Bushido & Hagakure by Inazō Nitobe
The list author says:
  "The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure -The Way of the Samurai & Bushido - The Soul of Japan. Zen inspired classics of the Samurai. Deep and profound books."
£10.23
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Japanese Sword (Far Eastern Series / Victoria and Albert Museum)
18.  Japanese Sword (Far Eastern Series / Victoria and Albert Museum) by Gregory Irvine
The list author says:
  "Japanese Sword the greatest Swords ever made. Perfect example of Japanese spiritually influenced mastery over the material world"
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Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
19.  Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba by John Stevens
The list author says:
  "Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba. The Martial Arts Genius and founder of Aikido"
Used & New from: £7.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Karate-do: My Way of Life
20.  Karate-do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi
The list author says:
  "Karate-do: My Way of Life. Another Genius of the Martial Arts."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Japanese Design: A Collection
21.  Japanese Design: A Collection by Ken Straiton
The list author says:
  "Japanese Design: A Collection. Brilliant Photos of Great Japanese designs of all kinds"
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Oxford Take Off in Japanese: A Complete Language Learning Pack (Book and CDs)
22.  Oxford Take Off in Japanese: A Complete Language Learning Pack (Book and CDs) by Lynne Strugnell
The list author says:
  "Oxford Take Off in Japanese: Complete Language Learning Pack. One of the best beginners book."
Used & New from: £21.84
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Remembering the Kana: A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each (Manoa): part 1 Hiragna : par
23.  Remembering the Kana: A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each (Manoa): part 1 Hiragna : par by James W. Heisig
The list author says:
  "Remembering the Kana: A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each. These are the best books for western students to learn the art of Japanese writing."
£11.50   Used & New from: £4.70
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Remembering the Kanji: Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters v. 1 (Manoa)
24.  Remembering the Kanji: Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters v. 1 (Manoa) by James W. Heisig
The list author says:
  "Remembering the Kanji: Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters v. 1. Here he teaches the best way to learn the Kanji."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary
25.  Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary by Oxford University Press
The list author says:
  "Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary is a must of course for all who want to learn this difficullt  language, for us westerners at least."
£7.68   Used & New from: £2.35
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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