Books

A small selection of books from The Shop at Japan House London is available for remote purchasing. We stock publications in both English and Japanese languages, so please check the item description before submitting your enquiry.

Please note that prices are inclusive of VAT but do not include shipping costs, and shipping is currently only available within the UK. To enquire about purchasing a product on this page, please click on the ‘Purchase Enquiry’ button next to the product, and complete the form.

Japanese Textiles by Sudō Reiko

Volumes 1–4, £9.00 each (volumes 1 & 4 sold out)

A series in four volumes, published by MUJI BOOKS, introduces beautiful textiles. With many photographs and illustrations, the books explore not only the manufacturing processes but also the cultural and historical contexts of the production areas of each textile.

Volume 1 (sold out): various types of kasuri (the Japanese form of what is often referred to as ikat) and Matsusaka cotton.
Volume 2: injection dyeing, needle punching, Kai silk, corduroy, and hand screen prints.
Volume 3: loose weave, studded embroidery, intarsia, velvet, and pleats.
Volume 4 (sold out): screen printing, jacquard weaving, embroidered lace, loop weaving, and seal milling.

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Architecture for Dogs catalogue

£42.00

This second edition of Architecture For Dogs exhibition catalogue is an in-depth exploration of Hara Kenya’s cutting-edge project. The publication takes a detailed look at each of the contributing architects, and at the original designs they've created for Architecture For Dogs. The publication also includes exclusive interviews with the project director Hara Kenya, the co-founder of Architecture for Dogs Julia Huang, and some of the contributing architects.

Hardcover, 238 pages.
Bilingual: English and Japanese text included

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Anno's Journey by Anno Mitsumasa

£21.00

An illustrated journey through the picturesque countryside, farms, and towns of northern Europe delights readers with beautiful and playful hidden details. Look for familiar storybook characters, figures from North European history and folklore, as well as other surprises.

This story is one of nine in the Anno's Journey series which depict the character Anno journeying through the cultural and literary landscapes of countries around the world. Find out more about the author, Anno Mitsumasa, in our Story.

Hardcover
Japanese language edition

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Anno's Britain by Anno Mitsumasa

£21.00

Anno’s Britain is an illustration-led journey through the beautiful scenery of England, Scotland, and Wales, depicting encounters with fictional and historical figures.

This story is one of nine in the Anno’s Journey series which depict the character Anno journeying through the cultural and literary landscapes of countries around the world. The stories explore the folklore, history and art of the country. Find out more about the author, Anno Mitsumasa, in our Story.

Hardcover
Japanese language edition

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Kūsō Kōbō (Fantasy Workshop Picture Book) by Anno Mitsumasa

£27.80

Kūsō Kōbō (Fantasy Workshop Picture Book) is a collection of 120 beautiful illustrations created by Anno Mitsumasa for the covers of multiple editions of the Japanese magazine Mathematical Science, which were printed between 1969 and 1980. The collection is full of mysteries, hidden meanings and optical illusions. Anno's aptitude and passion for mathematics, science and playing with perspective is clear to see. Each image is complemented by the author's commentary. Find out more about Anno Mitsumasa in our Story.

Hardcover
Japanese language edition

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