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Vintage Travels in Japan By Babette Abbeywood
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Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less
Vintage Travels in Japan By Babette Abbeywood
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Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less
Tales of Old Japan By A.B. Mitford
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This text about Japan was written by A.B. Mitford and originally published in 1871. Ever since its publication it has become a classic on Japanese history and culture. From the amazing story of the... More > Forty-Seven Ronin to an eyewitness account of Hara-Kiri (ritual Japanese suicide) this text covers many Japanese stories and traditions unknown to the West at that time. "The recent revolution in Japan has wrought changes social as well as political; and it may be that when, in addition to the advance which has already been made, railways and telegraphs shall have connected the principal points of the Land of Sunrise, the old Japanese, such as he was and had been for centuries when we found him eleven short years ago, will have become extinct. It has appeared to me that no better means could be chosen of preserving a record of a curious and fast disappearing civilization than the translation of some of the most interesting national legends and histories." -Tales of Old Japan 1871< Less
Samurai Purchasing Vol.2 By Takanori Sakaguchi, Six Samurai Buyers
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Seven business samurai keep fighting in the fierce competition of this global society. If they failed to win, they would be killed (dismissed) or be forced to harakiri suicide (resign) by their lord... More > (supervisor). Still, they try to keep their challenges. These heroes inheriting the spirit of samurai only look ahead to the future with their clear eyes and persist in bushi-do, the samurai code, until their death. What is waiting for the goal of their challenges? The person who will witness the tracks and conclusion of their struggle is YOU, the reader of this book. This work is the latter half of the book originally published in 2007 and revised in 2013 for The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.< Less
A Pair of Hearts By Hiroshi Mori
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Kaoru thought she would get married to her boyfriend Thoru soon. However, since she met Satoru, Thoru's younger twin brother, something in her mind had changed. Kaoru noticed that she was being... More > attracted toward Satoru more than to Thoru. While Thoru was on his overseas business trip, the apartment Satoru lived in was burned down and a burned body was found on the site. Was it an accident? Was it a suicide, homicide, or murder? Whose body was burned to death, Satoru or Thoru? Did Thoru kill Satoru? Or, did Satoru kill Thoru? There is only one victim. There is only one suspect. And, there is only one truth. This work was first published in 1999 by Kodansha and translated in 2014 for The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.< Less
War Games By Lydia Venieri
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Venieri’s images explore the juxtaposition of hyper-realistic photographs of war taken from film-stills and the news media with seemingly naïve images of children’s dolls.... More > Positioned, digitally, to fit within the eyes of children’s dolls, the works disarm viewers at first glance, while delivering a potent punch of terror upon further inspection. The serene dolls volunteer themselves to our gaze, beckoning the viewer to approach in an unguarded and vulnerable state. Images of genocide, suicide bombings, and the devastation caused by the allied bombing of Nagasaki are literally pulled from the headlines of CNN and Fox news. Captured inside the reflections of the haunting gaze of these empty vessels, they create a mysterious relationship between two conspicuously diverse visual worlds. This bold work opens up the possibilities of technology in a way that echoes both modern genetic science and the uncanny effects of the Surrealists.< Less
Lighthouse Nights By Jake Vander Ark
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Jules and Trevor take advantage of potential suicide victims by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of... More > life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change. "Lighthouse Nights" is a frightening fairytale about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, the longing to create, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story is as touching as it is twisted, and highlights a disturbing new trend among American teens.< Less
Lighthouse Nights By Jake Vander Ark
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Jules and Trevor take advantage of potential suicide victims by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of... More > life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change. "Lighthouse Nights" is a frightening fairytale about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, the longing to create, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story is as touching as it is twisted, and highlights a disturbing new trend among teens.< Less
Drained of Innocence By Calvin Downes
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Quiet and reserved, Layne goes unnoticed. She prefers life this way because this teen has a dark secret. One night, Layne evacuates her town due to a regional crisis. Her new life in the refugee camp... More > is alright, but Layne is constantly on guard so no one discovers her self-destructive secret, which would bring her worst fears to life. But oddly enough, her inner problem could be useful in stopping the spread of the plague.< Less
47 Ronin: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Edition By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the masterless Samurai... More > pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano. This edition of the story is illustrated by the full set of masterful woodblock prints created by master artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1869, images as vivid and striking today as when they were first made 150 years ago. A new version of the tale of the 47 Ronin is currently under production by Universal Pictures starring Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada. This book sets the film in true historical context and is accompanied by by outstandingly rare and beautiful images.< Less