Review: Real Samurai

When I picked up last month's Review selection (K is for Kabuki), I also grabbed another book called Real Samurai. This nonfiction book is written by Stephen Turnbull, a noted military historian. I haven't reviewed many samurai books so I thought I'd take it home and give it a go. Confession time - I find... Continue Reading →

Review: The Peace Tree from Hiroshima

It's always a happy day when a book arrives in the mail. My doorbell rang the other morning with one of Tuttle Publishing's latest offerings,┬áThe Peace Tree from Hiroshima. While we've just missed the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the end of World War II, the message in this book never goes... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Children’s Books (Part 2)

A year ago, in one of my first 5 Faves posts, I shared a list of Japan-related children's books. Recently, I've been asked for some additional suggestions, so I thought it warranted a second post. When I started looking into it, I realized there was a sizable amount of Japan-related literature out there. So if... Continue Reading →

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