The Japan Society Review
The Japan Society Review is published on a bimonthly basis, both online and printed (members are entitled to receive a copy by post). Since the starting of the publication in 2006, each issue covers a selection of Japan-related books and films, as well as theatre and stage productions, tv series and exhibitions. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and encourage readers to explore the works for themselves.
The Japan Society Review is possible thanks to the work of volunteers who dedicated their time and expertise to help us to promote the learning and understanding of Japanese culture and society.
BooksDiscovering Japan – A New Regional Geography
By Kiyonori Kanasaka and others Teikoku Shoin Co. Ltd, Tokyo 2009, 152 pages including index, copiously illustrated with colour photographs and maps. ISBN 978-4-8071-5844-7, (available in the UK from JP-Books (JPT Europe Ltd.) 14-20 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4PH or bookstores in Japan) ￡29.80/￥1,995 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
Books剣禅書 Ken Zen Sho, The Zen Calligraphy and painting of Yamaoka Tesshū
Ed.Alex Bennett and Sarah Moate Published by Bunkasha International Corporation, Tokyo, 2008, ISBN4-9901694-8-4 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
BooksGlory in a Line, a Life of Foujita, The Artist Caught Between East and West
By Phyllis Birnbaum Faber and Faber, 2006, 331 pages including index and endnotes , ISBN-13: 978-0-571-21179-1 (hard cover) Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
BooksA Japanese Touch for your Garden
By Kiyoshi Seike, Masanobu Kudo,and David H. Engel, photography by Sadao Hibi First published 1980, revised and expanded 2008, Kodansha International, 94 pages with copious illustrations in colour, ISBN 978-4-7700-3079-5 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
BooksAutumn Colours of Kyoto : A Seasonal Portfolio
By Hidehiko Mizuno, Kayu Mizuno and Yasutaka Ogawa, Kodansha International, 2009, 104 pages, ISBN: 9784770030931 Review by Helen McCarthy