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05 Aug 19
British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

Review by Ian Nish

Complemented by a significant plate section, with many rarely seen historical photographs and illustrations, together with supporting chronologies, British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018 will become a benchmark reference on the subject.

23 Jul 19
Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan

Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan

Review by Laurence Green

This publication showcases the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection of Japanese military prints and related materials-one of the largest collections of such works in the world. This body of visual works chronicles Japan’s rise as a modern nation from the beginning of the Meiji Restoration in 1868 through the aftermath of Pearl Harbor in 1942, with a focus on the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars.

17 Jul 19
‘Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms by Abe Naoko

‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms by Abe Naoko

Review by Laurence Green

At once both a cracking story and a serious work of scholarly ambition, Naoko Abe’s account of Ingram’s life succeeds through virtue of being more than simple biography. It is a love letter to the joys that life can unveil when you find a passion and make it your own.

01 Jul 19
Oh, Tama! by Kanai Mieko

Oh, Tama! by Kanai Mieko

Review by Poppy Cosyns

Oh, Tama! takes the reader deep into the haphazard lives of Natsuyuki, the protagonist, and his loosely connected circle of dysfunctional acquaintances and family.

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