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Japanese Film and Culture

Japanese Film and Culture

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41 Nomura, Ted Pearl Harbor The Comic Book
Texas. Antarctic Press 2001 #1. First Printing Paper 
Vivid beautifully drawn and color by Nomura who is a master of the war genre in graphic novels. Although not a movie tie in it was published at the same time as the movie "Pearl Harbor" was released. Fine.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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How to Wrap 5 Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging, Oka, Hideyuki; foreword by George Nelson
42 Oka, Hideyuki; foreword by George Nelson How to Wrap 5 Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging
New York Harper & Row 1967 First American Edition Boards with Dustjacket 
A classic book on Japanese traditional packaging with 222 wonderful examples of all types of packages for food and other products. Illustrated with well printed b&w grauve photographs by Michikazu Sakai along with some nice color plates. Includes notes on all the packages. Very light tonning to the edges of the pages which is quite common with this uncommon book, and a touch of wear to the bottom edges of the boards. Price clipped. Near fine/near fine. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Japanese Movie, Richie, Donald
43 Richie, Donald The Japanese Movie
Japan Kodansha International Ltd. 1966 2nd Printing Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
TEXT IN ENGLISH. Handsome picto. history of the Japanese film by the foremost western authority on this subject. Well illustrated with 100's of b&w stills printed on glossy paper. Two tiny spots to the front endsheet, price clipped & a tiny imperfection to the edge of the half title pg. Very minute wear to the dustjacket. An uncommon book. Near fine/near fine. Laid in is a large postcard with an image of Rashomon. Also laid in is a small 16pg. brochure for a film series "The Dark Side Of The Sun. John Zorn on Japanese Cinema that was held at The Japan Society in NYC in 2014..Laid in also is a small 32pg. booklet for the dvd release of Ozu's "There Was A Father" and a small foldover for a series of Kon Ichikawa restorations that was held at the Japan Society in 2015 
Price: 100.00 USD
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44 Richie, Donald with Additional Material By Joan Mellen The Films Of Akira Kurosawa.
CA. Univ. Of Ca. Press 1984 0520051912 / 9780520051911 First Revised Edition Oversize Paper 
Revised edition and still the definitive book on the great Japanese director that covers in full & rich detail his films inlcuding new chapters on Dodesukaden, Dersu Uzala and Kagemusha. Illustrated with over 143 finely printed stills.Laid in are postcards for a 2002 tv. show on his career that was broadcast on Great Performances. Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Cape Fear Japanese Souvenir Program , Scorsese, Martin
45 Scorsese, Martin Cape Fear Japanese Souvenir Program
Hollywood Universal Studios 1991 Paper 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. Superb 24pg. Japanese souvenir program for Scorsese's big money maker remake. Printed on nice heavy stock paper & beautifully illus. w. many color photos. Fine.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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46 Screen Magazine Screen Magazine.
Japan. March 1957. Wraps. 1957 Vol. 12. No. 3 Paper 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. 182pg. Japanese fan magazine with much material on American films of 1956. Illus. w. 100's of stills & photos & some very nice graphics as only the Japanese can do. Nice ads for Presley's "Love Me Tender" & "War And Peace" with Aud rey Hepburn. Minute mends to back wrap. & minute faint spotting to bottom of some of the last pgs. Missing its covers, otherwise good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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47 Screen Magazine Screen Magazine. 10th Anniversary Issue.
Screen Magazine. Japan. Vol. 12. No.2. Feb. 1957. Wraps. 1957 Paper 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. Wonderful Japanese film magazine focusing on popular American movies & movie stars of the period. As usual with Japanese graphics and design they are superb. The magazine is full of b&w and some color photos, portraits & movie ads + there are spreads on James Dean & Audrey Hepburn. There is also a fold-out sheet music for the song from "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Printed on grauve stock & newsprint, the mag. is missing its' outer wraps. & there is average light wear & some faint corn. folds. A nice 50's visual treat. Vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Screen Movie Magazine. 18th Anniversary Special Issue, Screen Movie Magazine
48 Screen Movie Magazine Screen Movie Magazine. 18th Anniversary Special Issue
Tokyo Kindai-eiga Publications 1965 Vol. 20. No. 2. February 1965 Paper 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. Scarce 320 Japanese movie magazine focusing on Hollywood and foreign films for 1964-1965. Printed on several different stocks of paper the magazine includes movie ads, fold-outs including Elvis Presley sheet music for Roustabout, color portrait of Sean Connery from Goldfinger, and a special section of movie stars at home and 100's of photos and stills. Ann Margret color cover. Minute chipping to the bottom of the spine panel, otherwise a vg. copy of a rather scarce item. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Asian Pop Cinema. Bombay To Tokyo, Server, Lee
49 Server, Lee Asian Pop Cinema. Bombay To Tokyo
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1999 0811821196 / 9780811821193 1st Printing Large Paper 
Very attractive full color book on the recent Asian film scene. Includes interviews, and material on all genres from Hong Kong, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India etc. Illustrated with beautiful full color photos and posters. Snazzy. Small remainder line to the bottom edge, otherwise fiine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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50 Soma, Hiroshi & Torii, Kiyonobu Kabuki Costumes and Make-ups
Japan Kodansha International 1st Edition Oversize Cloth with Slipcase 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. The definite work on the subject of Kabuki costumes and makeup by the foremost Japanese Kabuki specialist. Illustrated with 363 illustrations including 25 beautiful full color tipped in plates along with 100's of illustrations in black and white and sepia. Comes with a small 20pg. Supplement in English. The covers are printed with a japanese motif on deep purple texted cloth along with nice designed endsheets. Set in a very handsome heavy cardboard slipcase. Not dated but most likely from the early 60's. Very uncommon. Fine in a fine slipcase.  
Price: 1000.00 USD
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51 Sondheim, Stephen, Music and Lyrics By, Weidman, John, Book By, Pacific Overtures
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1977 Book Club Edition Boards with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Complex musical about Commodore Mathew Perry's 1853 expedition to Japan. Although it only ran for 193 performances during its original run, it received many Tony nominations and is a cult favorite among Sondheim fans. 18pgs. of photos + an Al Hirschfeld drawing opposite the title page. Inscribed copies of this title are scarce indeed. Minor soiling to the white back panel of the dustjacket. Fine/near fine. Laid in is a playbill for the recent smash revival of Gypsy that has Patti LuPone in the lead. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Japanese Toys. Playing With History , Sonobe, Kiyoshi, Photographs By. Sakamoto, Kazuya, Text By. Translated By Charles Pomeroy
52 Sonobe, Kiyoshi, Photographs By. Sakamoto, Kazuya, Text By. Translated By Charles Pomeroy Japanese Toys. Playing With History
Tokyo/Vermont Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha/Charles E. Tuttle Co 1965 1st Revised English Edition Oversize Cloth with Dj. 
Remarkable book on the history of Japanese toys that was originally published in Japan in 6 parts, and published here for the 1st time in one volume. Illustrated with nearly 400 full page gravure photos and twelve color plates with sections on the different districts the toys come from. Fine/fine.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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53 Suzuki, Koji Ring
New York Vertical Inc, 2003 1932234004 / 9781932234008 First American Edition Boards with Acetate Dustjacket 
A superb copy with the acetate dustjacket in perfect condition for a horror novel that was first made into a film in Japan and then remade in this country. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Fine/fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Eros.Japan. Vol. 1. , Takahasi, Tetsu
54 Takahasi, Tetsu Eros.Japan. Vol. 1.
Japan Life Psychology Society International. Japan. 1964. Large 
TEXT IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH. Superb & very scarce history of erotica in Japan & western culture. Illus. w. 100's of b&w photos, drawings, artwork & objects + 6 color plates, 2 tipped in color plates & large gold toned foldup of an erotic tuckedsheet. Very minute dj. edgewear. Vg+/vg+  
Price: 400.00 USD
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Paper Sculpture , Taniuchi, Tsuneo
55 Taniuchi, Tsuneo Paper Sculpture
Japan Genkosha Co. Ltd 1985 1st Printing Oversize Paper 
TEXT IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE. Nice how to book on the making of paper sculptures including animals, stars, mobiles and more by a leading Japanese designer. Includes instructions, patterns and many photos both in color and b&w. Printed on heavy stock paper. Very light wear & soiling to the white covers. Vg+  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Francois Truffaut, Truffaut, Francois
56 Truffaut, Francois Francois Truffaut
Japan Haga Publishers 1985 4826101155 / 9784826101158 First Japanese Edition Paper with Dustjacket 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. Stunning pictorial on the career of the late great French director. The book is beautifully illustrated with 100's of b&w photos & stills, including a section in color. There is very little text. Fine/fine. Uncommon. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Another Everett, Wakabayashi, Yuri
57 Wakabayashi, Yuri Another Everett
Japan Haga Shoten 1989 4826105371 / 9784826105378 1st Japanese Edition Large Paper 
TEXT IN JAPANESE. Beautiful 103pg. glossy book on Rupert Everett that is illustrated with many full color & b&w photos & portraits. The Japanese text is minimal. Fire. Laid in is a nice color folder for Blithe Spirit which starred Everett. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Popular, Yoshida, Katsu, Illustration & Words By
58 Yoshida, Katsu, Illustration & Words By Popular
Japan Kodansha International 1985 06202053X 1st American Edition Large Paper with Dj. 
Beautiful large full color collection of Yoshida's portraits of celebrities done for magazines. His style goes from realistic to pop expressionism. A stunning book with its original wrap around narrow banner. Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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59 Yoshida, Mitsukuni, Earle, J.V., Katzumie, Masaru, Lehmann, Jean-Pierre, Essays By Japan Style
Tokyo Kodansha International 1980 0870114174 / 9780870114175 1st Edition Oversize 
TEXT IN ENGLISH. Beautiful collection of large b&w & color photos of objects, products, design & trends of modern contemporary Japanese culture. Published in conj. with an exhibition held in London. Vg+/vg+  
Price: 30.00 USD
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