Books on architecture, lifestyle, interior, tansu, garden design, bonsai --

Blue and White Japan 

By Amy Katoh; photographs by Yutaka Satoh; Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1996

Celebration of Japan's love for blue and white, especially in ceramics and textiles; HC $26.95; pb $17.95


Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui

By Karen Kingston; Broadway Books, 1999; pb $10.95


Creating Japanese Gardens 

By Philip Cave; Tuttle Publishing, 1993

A combination of practical and aesthetic reference; pb $24.95


Design with Japanese Obi

By Diane Wiltshire and Ann Wiltshire; Tuttle Publishing, 1997; pb $17.95


Easy Ikebana:  Floral Accents for the Home

By Reiko Takenaka; JOIE, Inc., 2001

Contains sections on everyday arrangements, seasonal celebrations, specical occasions, gift of flowers, basic techniques of ikebana, and index; pb $14.95


Feng Shui In Your Garden - How to Create Harmony in Your Garden 

By Roni Jay; Tuttle Publishing, 1998

Includes index and glossary; HC $17.95


IkebanaLivingPlants-w.jpg (35465 bytes) Ikebana with Living Plants

By Ichiba Ashida; Japan Publications, 1998

HC $28.00

Infinite Spaces:  The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden

Edited by Joe Earle; photographs by Sadao Hibi; based on the Sakuteiki by Tachibana no Toshitsuna; Tuttle Publishing, 2000

The Sakuteiki, literally "notes on garden design," by the eleventh-century courtier and poet Tachibana no Toshitsuna laid out the principles that shaped the design of these gardens, and remains a vital influence for garden designers in Japan today; HC $24.95


Japan - The Art of Living 

By Amy Sylvester Katoh; photographs by Shin Kimura; Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1990

A photographic tour of exquisite homes in Tokyo focusing on original use of Japanese antiques and folk crafts; pb $29.95


Japan Country Living - Spirit, Tradition, Style 

By Amy Sylvester Katoh; photographs by Shin Kimura; Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1993

A photographic tour of the lifestyle of country Japan, focusing on the practical but beautiful way of life that has been handed down from generation to generation; pb $29.95


JapanModern-w.jpg (32235 bytes) Japan Modern:  New Ideas for Contemporary Living

Photography by Michael Freeman; Text by Michiko Rico Nose; Periplus, 2000

A showcase of 40 contemporary homes divided into four chapters:  Reworking Tradition, Managing Space, Experimenting with Materials, Personal Statements; color photographs throughout; pb $30


Japanese Accents in Western Interiors 

By Peggy Landers Rao and Jean Mahoney; Shufunotomo Co., 1997

A photographic tour of 45 foreign homes in Tokyo, focusing on original use of 77 different kinds of Japanese antiques and folk craft; includes up-to-date information on antique markets in Japan, the United States and Canada; pb $29.00


Japanese Antique Furniture - A Guide to Evaluating and Restoring 

By Rosy Clarke; Weatherhill, 1983

Includes bibliography and index; pb $22.50


Japanese Cabinetry:  the art & craft of tansu

By David Jackson and Dane Owen; Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2002

A reference for the craftsman, historian, interior designer and prospective buyer; Includes glossary and bibliographical references; HC $75.00


Japanese Courtyard Gardens

Photographs by Haruzo Ohashi; Graphic-sha Publishing, 1997; HC $32.00


JpseDetail-w.jpg (26843 bytes) Japanese Detail:  Architecture

By Sadao Hibi; Chronicle Books, 1989

A full-color sourcebook surveying the essential elements of Japanese architectural design; pb $24.95

Japanese Garden Design 

By Marc P. Keane; Tuttle Publishing, 1996

Includes sections on creative inspiration and design; with glossary, bibliography, index; HC $39.95


Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces

By Isao Yoshikawa; Japan Publications, 1996

With step-by-step illustrations; HC $28.00


The Japanese Home Stylebook - Architectural Details and Motifs

Edited by Peter Goodman; illustrations by Saburo Yamagata; Stone Bridge Press, 1992

Over 1,800 designs from traditional Japanese homes for architects, designers, builders and home remodelers; pb $18.95


The Japanese House:  Architecture and Interiors

By Alexandra Black; photography by Noboru Murata; Tuttle Publishing, 2000

An inspection of fifteen evocative homes in Japan including a traditional inn, imperial villa, a country home, a city home, teahouse, etc.; HC $39.95


A Japanese Touch For Your Garden

By Kiyoshi Seike, Masanobu Kudo, David H. Engel; Kodansha International, 1993; pb $25.00


A Japanese Touch For Your Home 

By Koji Yagi; photographs by Ryo Hata; Kodansha International, 1982

Transform the living space of any Western-style residence with Japanese-inspired motifs and accessories; pb $25.00


Tansu - Traditional Japanese Cabinetry 

By Ty and Kiyoko Heineken; Weatherhill, 1981

Includes history and techniques involved in tansu making; HC $65.00


Totally Bonsai:  A Guide to Growing, Shaping, and Caring for Miniature Trees and Shrubs

By Craig Coussins; Tuttle Publishing, 2001; HC $26.95


Traditional Japanese Furniture - A Definitive Guide 

By Kazuko Koizumi; Kodansha International, 1986

Includes 114 color plates and over 650 figures; HC $95.00


VerySmallHome-w.jpg (25249 bytes) The Very Small Home:  Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space

By Azby Brown; Kodansha International, 2005

Includes features such as unique storage and kitchen designs, lighting and nooks; HC $29.95


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