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  • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Death and Life in Japan

    by Richard Lloyd Parry

    ‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary SupplementOn 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Nihongi

    Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697

    by Yasumaro no O

    The Nihon Shoki, translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (The Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest book, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihongi ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • Shinto the Kami Way

    by Sokyo Ono Ph.D. and 1 more

    "An excellently rounded introduction by an eminent Shinto scholar."—Library JournalShinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith.In its general aspects, Shinto is ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • Shinto Norito

    A Book of Prayers

    by Ann Llewellyn Evans

    This book presents, for the first time, a collection of ancient Japanese Shinto prayers in a format where English speaking readers can both understand the deep meaning of the translated text and can also pronounce the original Japanese words.Shinto is an ancient spiritual tradition, primarily practiced in Japan, which is now spreading its traditions to the western world. Its primordial rituals and ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • Shinto, The Way of the Gods

    by W. G. Aston

    This edition features a linked Table of Contents.CONTENTSI. Materials for the Study of ShintoII. General Features--PersonificationIII. General Features--Deification of MenIV. General Features--Functions of Gods, &c.V. MythVI. The Mythical NarrativeVII. The Pantheon--Nature-DeitiesVIII. The Pantheon--Man-DeitiesIX. The PriesthoodX. WorshipXI. Morals, Law, and PurityXII. CeremonialXIII. Mag... ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • Aikido Ground Fighting

    Grappling and Submission Techniques

    by Walther G. Von Krenner and 3 more

    Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it comes to ground fighting. Aikido Ground Fighting is a unique ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Book of Five Rings

    by Miyamoto Musashi

    There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practises as he feels inclined. It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Religion of the Samurai

    by Kaiten Nukariya

    The object of this little book is to show how the Mahayanistic view of life and of the world differs markedly from that of Hinayanism, which is generally taken as Buddhism by Westerners, to explain how the religion of Buddha has adapted itself to its environment in the Far East, and also to throw light on the existing state of the spiritual life of modern Japan. ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • The Essence of Shinto

    Japan's Spiritual Heart

    by Motohisa Yamakage

    In The Essence of Shinto, revered Shinto master Motohisa Yamakage explains the core values of Shinto and explores both basic tenets and its more esoteric points in terms readily accessible to the modern Western reader. He shows how the long history of Shintoism is deeply woven into the fabric of Japanese spirituality and mythology--indeed, it is regarded as Japan’s very spiritual roots--and ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Japon

    Miscellanées

    by Chantal Deltenre

    Voici un livre qui ne se lit pas nécessairement du début à la fin, mais que l’on peut parcourir au hasard de ses deux cents petits textes, pour lever le voile sur une habitude, une croyance, un paysage, une mode, un objet, une personnalité, un art, une fête, une expression ou encore un proverbe, bref tout ce qui fait le quotidien et l’extraordinaire d’un pays : le Japon.De courts textes qui ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Book of Five Rings

    by Miyamoto Musashi

    There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practises as he feels inclined. It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Kojiki

    Records of Ancient Matters

    by Basil Hall Chamberlain

    series Tuttle Classics
    Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan's classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and the fundamental scripture of Shinto.A more factual history called the Nihongi or Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) was completed in A.D. 720, but The Kojiki remains the better known, perhaps because of its special concern with the legends ... Read more

    $33.43 AUD

  • Religions of Japan in Practice

    by George J. Tanabe and 1 more

    series Princeton Readings in Religions
    This anthology reflects a range of Japanese religions in their complex, sometimes conflicting, diversity. In the tradition of the Princeton Readings in Religions series, the collection presents documents (legends and miracle tales, hagiographies, ritual prayers and ceremonies, sermons, reform treatises, doctrinal tracts, historical and ethnographic writings), most of which have been translated for ... Read more

    $80.07 AUD

  • The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity

    by Royall Tyler

    In this annotated translation and study of an early fourteenth-century Japanese devotional picture scroll set, Royall Tyler illuminates the complex relationships between medieval Japanese religion and politics, text, and art. The Kasuga Gongen genki ("The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity") mingles text and painting on silk to tell the tale of miraculous events at the Kasuga shrine in Nara, a site ... Read more

    $30.35 AUD

  • Folklore giapponese e Yokai

    Tengu, piccole storie e leggende del Giappone

    by kevin tembouret

    Chi non avrebbe paura del Tengu?Questa mistica creatura giapponese, dallo sguardo duro e dal naso lungo, spaventa con la sua presenza e la sua faccia rossa.Dietro la famosa maschera del teatro No si nasconde uno Yokai dalle mille sfaccettature. A volte un mostro assetato di sangue, un burlone, un giocatore o un protettore, il Tengu è tanto una divinità suprema da temere quanto una creatura ... Read more

    $9.81 AUD

  • Folklore giapponese e Yokai

    Tanuki, piccole storie e leggende del Giappone

    by kevin tembouret

    Il folklore giapponese è ricco di storie e le sue creature sono tutte più sorprendenti una dell'altra.Tra questi, il tanuki è probabilmente il più chiacchierato. Sia che lo prendiamo in giro per le sue enormi risorse maschili o semplicemente ci divertiamo con i suoi scherzi, il tanuki è il protagonista di molte delle storie brevi raccolte in questo libro.Oltre ad essere uno Yokai divertente e ... Read more

    $11.46 AUD

  • Japanese Understanding of Salvation

    Soteriology in the Context of Japanese Animism

    by Martin Heißwolf

    series Global Perspectives Series
    It is no secret that Christianity has been widely rejected in Japan with less than two percent of the population identifying as Christian. The dominant worldview in Japan is deeply animistic, with beliefs such as the Japanese mana-concept, ki (気), the Japanese soul-concept, and the concept of God/god(s), kami (神), being deeply rooted in the culture and fundamentally influencing society. Dr Martin ... Read more

    $40.58 AUD

  • Le folklore japonais et ses yokai

    Les Oni, histoires de démons japonais

    by kevin tembouret

    series Le folklore japonais et ses yokai
    Le démon japonais est réputé pour avoir un visage effrayant. C’est d’ailleurs pourquoi le théâtre Nō s’en inspire, à travers le masque du Oni. Canines pointues, cornes du diable, visage rouge et yeux enragés, le Oni fait peur et il semble bien souvent maléfique.Cependant, le démon japonais n’est pas aussi mauvais que sa réputation. Il arrive parfois que les Kami (dieux du Shintoïsme), et Bouddha ... Read more

    $9.81 AUD

  • The Shinto Cult

    by Milton Spenser Terry

    The following pages are the substance of a course of lectures on the old Shinto cult which the author has been giving for a number of years to his classes in Comparative Religion. They are here condensed and adapted to the purpose of a little manual which, it is believed, may interest many readers, and bring together within a small space information gathered from many sources not easily accessible ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Invention of Religion in Japan

    by Jason Ananda Josephson

    Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call “religion.” There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this book, Jason ... Read more

    $41.79 AUD

  • The It Girl: Superstar Geek (The It Girl)

    by Katy Birchall

    series The It Girl
    Fans of Geek Girl will love this!' – Top of the PopsA hilariously funny and deliciously romantic 'clean teen' book for teens. Perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online.Everybody wants to be a famous It Girl. Don't they?Anna Huntley's aims in life:To recreate famous film scenes with Dog (per Labrador) such as the lift from The Lion King during that Circle of Life song.To not accidentally set ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • An Open Secret: A Student’s Handbook for Learning Aikido Techniques of Self-Defense and the Aiki Way

    by Tony Blomert

    The martial arts are shrouded in the mystique of Asian lore and nuances. Information is well-known by experienced practitioners, but is often kept as an “open secret” among themselves.Aikido is a self-defense martial art (budo) methodology established in Japan by Morihei Usehiba (O’Sensei; 1883-1969), who blended his techniques and weapons experience with deeply held philosophical beliefs into ... Read more

    $10.81 AUD

  • Shinto Norito

    A Book of Prayers

    by Ann Llewellyn Evans

    This book presents, for the first time, a collection of ancient Japanese Shinto prayers in a format where English speaking readers can both understand the deep meaning of the translated text and can also pronounce the original Japanese words.Shinto is an ancient spiritual tradition, primarily practiced in Japan, which is now spreading its traditions to the western world. Its primordial rituals and ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • There's a God for That

    Optimism in the face of earthquakes, tsunamis and meltdowns

    by Joseph Honton

    EVERY JOURNEY IS AN ADVENTURE, but when a major earthquake strikes Japan, triggering cataclysmic events, the author's travels are cut short. What starts out as a quest to discover the sacred meanings of the native Shinto religion, becomes something much more profound. When all of the fail-safe mechanisms at Fukushima Daiichi are overrun, and thirty million lives in the greater Tokyo region are ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD