The New York Times reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water' by Tracy Franz

Michael Palmer - Friday, August 17, 2018

We are very proud to share that The New York Times has reviewed Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan.  Read More


Tricycle Magazine reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 06, 2018

We are excited to share a new review from Tricycle Magazine of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More


'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' reviewed by JQ Magazine

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 02, 2018

"A quick, easy-to-read overview of how to fully enjoy your experience in Japan and best incorporate the complexities of Japanese customs and etiquette into your homestay, study abroad, or quick jaunt to Japan."
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Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez, illustrated by Jun Hazuki

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Exploring Kyoto

by Judith Clancy

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


Japanese Garden Notes

by Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

My Year of Dirt and Water

by Tracy Franz

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

by Frederik L. Schodt

The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.

Sacred Sanskrit Words

by Leza Lowitz

A simple guide to over 160 key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom.

Speak and Read Japanese

by Larry Herzberg

A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

Womansword

by Kittredge Cherry

Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.


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