2022 Releases

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

$22.99
Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami A #1 Japanese bestseller and winner of the influential Japan booksellers' award. For fans of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, fairy tale...
Before Your Memory Fades (Before the Coffee Gets Cold #3)

Before Your Memory Fades (Before the Coffee Gets Cold #3)

$19.99
The third novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold, following four new customers in a cafe where customers can travel back in time.In northern Japan, overlooking the...
Cold Enough for Snow

Cold Enough for Snow

$24.95
Winner of the 2023 Victorian Premier’s Prize for LiteratureThe inaugural winner of The Novel Prize, an international biennial award established by Giramondo (Australia), Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) and New Directions (USA)....
Bullet Train

Bullet Train

$19.99
Translated by Sam MalissaFive assassins find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will get to the last station alive? An original...
Life Ceremony

Life Ceremony

$29.99
Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you've read...
Timecode of a Face

Timecode of a Face

$19.99
A revelatory treatise from the Women’s Prize-winning, Booker-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being about how her face has shaped and been shaped by her life.What did your...
Idol, Burning

Idol, Burning

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INNER OF THE 2021 AKUTAGAWA PRIZE A bestselling and award-winning Japanese phenomenon - about obsession, pop culture and fandom 'My oshi was on fire. Word was he'd punched a fan'...
Diary of a Void

Diary of a Void

$22.99
Translated by Emily North A hilarious Japanese debut novel, where a young woman, thoroughly fed up with gendered expectations at work, announces she's pregnant. She's not. Thirty-four-year-old Ms Shibata works...
Scattered All Over the Earth

Scattered All Over the Earth

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Translated by Margaret MitsutaniA mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian novel about friendship, difference and what it means to belong, by a National Book Award-winning novelist.Welcome to the not-too-distant future. Japan, having vanished...
The Woman in the Purple Skirt

The Woman in the Purple Skirt

$19.99
Clever, bewildering and darkly comic, The Woman in the Purple Skirt is the story of two women whose lives are set to become terribly entwined.I suppose what I'm trying to...
There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

$19.99
Translated by Polly BartonConvenience Store Woman meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this strange, compelling, darkly funny tale of one woman's search for meaning in the modern workplaceA...
The Master Key

The Master Key

$19.99
Translated by Simon GroveA new edition of this prizewinning classic mystery from one of Japan's best-loved crime writers.A building full of secrets. A key that will unleash them all...The K...
My Annihilation

My Annihilation

$24.99
Translated by Sam BettWhat transforms a person into a killer? Can it be something as small as a suggestion?Turn this page, and you may forfeit your entire life.With My Annihilation,...
Death on Gokumon Island

Death on Gokumon Island

$19.99
Loosely inspired by Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, the fiendish Gokumon Island is perhaps the most highly regarded of all the great Seishi Yokomizo's classic Japanese mysteries.Kosuke Kindaichi...
The Village of Eight Graves

The Village of Eight Graves

$19.99
Translated by Bryan KaretnykNestled deep in the mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: in the sixteenth century eight samurai, who had taken...
The Pachinko Parlour

The Pachinko Parlour

$24.99
Translated by Aneesa Abbas HigginsFrom the author of Winter in Sokcho, which won the 2021 National Book Award for Translated Literature.The days are beginning to draw in. The sky is...
Himawari House

Himawari House

$36.99
A young adult graphic novel about three foreign exchange students and the pleasures, and difficulties, of adjusting to living in Japan.Living in a new country is no walk in the...
Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection

Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection

$33.99
An ever-increasing malice. A mind-numbing terror. The seeds of horror are sown in this collection of Junji Ito’s earliest works.A vengeful family hides an army deserter for eight years after...
The Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart

The Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart

$19.99
Translated by Takami NiedaA Zainichi Korean teen comes of age in Japan in this groundbreaking debut novel about prejudice and diaspora.Seventeen-year-old Ginny Park is about to get expelled from high...
How High We Go in the Dark

How High We Go in the Dark

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FINALIST FOR THE URSULA LE GUIN PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022Siberia, 2031. After a virus, unearthed from melting permafrost, unleashes a deadly plague upon humanity, those left alive are forced to...
X-Gender Vol. 1

X-Gender Vol. 1

$24.99
A diary of my sexual awakening...at thirty-three?!!Asuka is neither a woman nor a man — they're X-gender (a non-binary identity)-and they've realized they like women! Okay, now what? Adult films...
The Tattoo Murder

The Tattoo Murder

$22.99
Translated by Deborah BoehmA classic Japanese murder mystery set in post-war Tokyo and steeped in the illicit subculture of Yakuza tattoos.Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered...
Tokyo Express

Tokyo Express

$22.99
A perfectly plotted, cosy detective story from Seicho Matsumoto, Japan's master of mysteryIn a rocky cove in the bay of Hakata, the bodies of a young and beautiful couple are...
The Way of Nagomi

The Way of Nagomi

$29.99
NAGOMI is the Japanese ideology that advocates embracing everything life throws at us so we can live peacefully and harmoniously. There is no translation for the word nagomi in the...
A Beginner's Guide to Kintsugi

A Beginner's Guide to Kintsugi

$29.99
The Japanese Art of Repairing Pottery and GlassOld, broken objects can become more beautiful than ever! The thought of throwing away a cherished dish or mug can be heartbreaking. If...
Tale of Genji: The Manga Edition

Tale of Genji: The Manga Edition

$22.99
Illustrated by Inko Ai Takita, adapted by Sean Michael WilsonStep into a story of life and love in Kyoto's 10th century royal court. The Tale of Genji tells the story...
Fault Lines

Fault Lines

$22.99
Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award'The perfect marriage of Sally Rooney and early Murakami' — Kathy Wang, author of Impostor SyndromeMizuki is a Japanese housewife. She has a...
Cooking with Japanese Pickles

Cooking with Japanese Pickles

$27.99
95 Quick, Classic and Seasonal RecipesEnjoy healthy and delicious Japanese pickles with the help of a leading Japanese food expert!Homemade Japanese pickles are incredibly tasty and easy to make, and...
Bomba!

Bomba!

$24.99
A MISGUIDED LOVE, TRAMPLED BY DREAMS...Tetsu is a seemingly normal student whose passionate love for his teacher turns violent in the most unexpected of ways when another suitor attempts to...
Lady Joker

Lady Joker

$24.99
Translated by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell*THE JAPANESE CRIME CLASSIC — ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD*Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They...
The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook

The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook

$24.99$14.99
Elevate your ramen and introduce new noodles into your repertoire!The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook is your introduction to the world of Japanese noodles and pasta. Chef and restaurateur Masahiro Kasahara...
Meshi

Meshi

$35.00$19.99
A Personal History of Japanese FoodFor Katherine Tamiko Arguile, the Japanese food her mother cooked was a portal to a part of her that sometimes felt lost in the past....
She and her Cat

She and her Cat

$22.99
Translated by Ginny Tapley TakemoriFor fans of The Travelling Cat Chronicles and translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of Convenience Store Woman.On the outskirts of Tokyo, local cats weave their...
First Person Singular

First Person Singular

$19.99
A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.A GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICKThe eight...
Tokyo Dreaming (Tokyo Ever After #2)

Tokyo Dreaming (Tokyo Ever After #2)

$19.99
Return to Tokyo for a royal wedding in Tokyo Dreaming, by Emiko Jean — the sequel to the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller Tokyo Ever...
The Creative Gene

The Creative Gene

$33.99
Translated by Nathan CollinsThe ferociously talented Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, shares his perspective on the stories and movies that influence his work!Ever since he...
Draw Amazing Manga Characters

Draw Amazing Manga Characters

$27.99
A Drawing Exercise Book for Beginners. Learn the Secrets of Japanese Illustrators (Learn 81 Poses; Over 850 illustrations)Set your manga characters in motion! Draw Amazing Manga Characters combines the strengths,...
Modern Japanese Painting Techniques

Modern Japanese Painting Techniques

$29.99
A Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide (over 21 Lessons and 300 Illustrations)This book makes it easy to create and admire wonderful Japanese-style paintings and portraits! Modern Japanese-style paintings are recognisable by their...
A Beginner's Guide to House Plants

A Beginner's Guide to House Plants

$27.99
Creating Beautiful and Healthy Indoor Green Spaces in Your HomeThe healthier your plants, the happier you'll feel!A Beginner's Guide to House Plants teaches you how to bring your indoor spaces...
Silent Parade

Silent Parade

$22.99
Translated by Giles MurrayA DETECTIVE GALILEO NOVELMultiple murders. Decades apart. No solid evidence. A popular young girl disappears without a trace, her skeletal remains discovered three years later in the...
This Monk Wears Heels

This Monk Wears Heels

$34.99
Be Who You AreKodo Nishimura rose to fame following his appearance in Queer Eye: We're in Japan. Now this celebrity make-up artist and ordained Buddhist monk shares his unique and...
Don't Worry

Don't Worry

$27.99
48 Lessons on Achieving CalmPut yourself at ease with this highly practical, internationally bestselling guide to reducing anxiety and living worry free by the renowned Zen Buddhist author of ZEN:...
Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 5

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 5

$49.99
The adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, the rabbit ronin, continue! This fifth definitive Usagi Yojimbo collection sees the return of many of Usagi's friends.Inspector Ishida, the sneaky thief Kitsune, and the...
Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Tengu War!

Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Tengu War!

$32.99
Tengu War!Volume Three collecting Usagi's newest adventures finds him fighting in a war with an old teacher and strange new allies — and helping a new friend complete a mission!Usagi...
Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 3 (Second Edition)

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 3 (Second Edition)

$49.99
Stan Sakai's epic series continues in the third volume of the definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai!Usagi faces a terrifying new foe who...
Novelist as a Vocation

Novelist as a Vocation

$35.00
A unique look into the mind of a master storyteller.In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and famously reclusive writer shares with readers what he thinks about being a...
Otsumami

Otsumami

$50.00
Japanese Small Bites and Appetisers: Over 70 recipes to enjoy with drinksMore than 70 recipes for moreish Japanese small plates and bites, designed to be enjoyed alongside a drink, plus...
The Empress of Time (The Keeper of Night #2)

The Empress of Time (The Keeper of Night #2)

$19.99
They had come here expecting to find a runaway orphan, but I would show them a goddess.Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami Ren Scarborough is no longer the girl who...
Kurashi at Home

Kurashi at Home

$39.99
How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal LifeCreate an oasis of calm and find what sparks your joy with the first full-colour, beautifully photographed guide from Netflix's Marie...
Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight

$19.99
Translated by Alison WattsSet in Tokyo over the course of one night, Aki and Hiro have decided to be together one last time in their shared flat before parting. Their...