The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a sweeping, carefully plotted novel of politics and trade in Japan when the island nation closed its borders to all others. There Read more...

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh

The prose is elegant and descriptive, and it's apparent much research was put into life in feudal Japan. If you're in the market for historical fiction in a nontraditional setting Read more...

Posted by on March 14, 2018

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Yang

The author of this book, Belle Yang, writes the story of her father’s family here. She returned home after college, and again after spending three years in China, her ancestral Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori

A classic Japanese fairy tale comes to life with vibrant, striking illustrations from Icinori, a duo of French illustrators and printmakers. Issun Bôshi, the one-inch boy, is born to parents Read more...

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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