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Groom of Zozo

Groom of Zozo

Zozo no muko / ぞぞのむこ

Kyu Inoue

Company employee Shimamoto gets on the wrong train and disembarks at an unfamiliar station. His subordinate, Yazaki, utters a strange warning: “Better leave as soon as you can. This is the haunted city ...

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Yoko on the Other Side

Yoko on the Other Side

Mukogawa no Yoko / 向こう側の、ヨーコ

Yukiko Mari

Yoko enjoys her single life as a successful author. Yet since childhood she has had a recurring  dream in which she is an unhappy housewife with a husband and child who make incessant demands on her. ...

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Ten Dresses Are Enough for Your Closet

Ten Dresses Are Enough for Your Closet

Kurozetto ni wa wanpiisu ga 10 chaku areba ii / クローゼットにはワンピースが10着あればいい

Eika Fukuda

A 365-day collection of ensembles for adult women to mix and match their “ten best dresses.” A survey of working adult women identified a need for fashion that “accommodates for changes in body shape, ...

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Ketogenic Recipes That Shrink Cancer Before Your Eyes

Ketogenic Recipes That Shrink Cancer Before Your Eyes

Gan ni katsu reshipi / がんに勝つレシピ

Reimi Aso

The “ketogenic diet” is drawing attention for its effectiveness in treating diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many other ailments. A popular cooking expert has developed ...

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Japan’s New “Tiny House” Lifestyle

Japan’s New “Tiny House” Lifestyle

Nippon no atarashii koya gurashi / ニッポンの新しい小屋暮らし

Yadokari

We no longer need big houses to live in. This collection of 11 case studies introduces the wonderful lifestyle of the “Tiny House,” a new movement emerging from the trend toward minimalism. ...

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Marimari’s Camp Book

Marimari’s Camp Book

Marimari no joshi kyan / marimariの女子キャン

Mariko Matsuo

Charismatic camper Marimari, a popular figure on TV and in print media, explains how women can enjoy camping in style with ease. From day trips to longer 4–5 day sojourns, winter camping, and camping ...

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Cartoon Primer on Ketones: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Cartoon Primer on Ketones: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Manga keton-tai nyumon / まんがケトン体入門

Cartoons are used to lucidly explain the theory and practice of the “ketogenic diet,” said to be effective against cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. Editorial ...

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A Bug-Catcher’s Adventures in Africa

A Bug-Catcher’s Adventures in Africa

Batta wo taoshi ni Afurika e / バッタを倒しにアフリカへ

Koutaro Ould Maeno

A young Japanese entomologist goes to Mauritania to do battle with pillaging locusts, and in the face of many collateral dangers, lives to tell the tale with a hearty sense of humor. The book became a ...

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How to Make the Most Delicious Seasoned Boiled Egg: 100 Home Recipes for Solo Diners

How to Make the Most Delicious Seasoned Boiled Egg: 100 Home Recipes for Solo Diners

Sekai-ichi oishii nitamago no tsukurikata / 世界一美味しい煮卵の作り方

Hungry Grizzly

This is a book of recipes from “Hungry Grizzly’s Cooking Blog,” which held the top spot in Japanese blog rankings for 26 months straight. The blogger going by the nom de plume of Hungry Grizzly declares, ...

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Fascinating Fungi: Those Mysterious Mushrooms

Fascinating Fungi: Those Mysterious Mushrooms

Chinkin / 珍菌 まかふしぎなきのこたち

Hiromi Hori

Miyuki Kido

Yaguradake (powdery piggyback), which is a parasite on other mushrooms, Mamezayatake (dead man’s fingers), which looks like human fingers protruding from the ground, Chichitake ...

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Ketogenic Diet Wipes Out Cancer

Ketogenic Diet Wipes Out Cancer

Keton shoku ga gan wo kesu / ケトン食ががんを消す

Kenji Furukawa

The main source of nutrition for cancer cells is glucose. Cancer could be suppressed if there were a life-supporting nutrient to replace glucose. The author, who has treated cancer patients for many years, ...

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Grooming the Samurai: Japanese Etiquette for Children

Grooming the Samurai: Japanese Etiquette for Children

Buke no shitsuke: Kodomo no reigi-saho / 武家の躾 子どもの礼儀作法

Keishosai Ogasawara

Secret teachings on “raising boys” passed down through successive generations of a samurai clan for 500 years. The profound teachings of the Ogasawara School of Etiquette, established in the ...

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How to Make Gyoza

How to Make Gyoza

Gyoza no tsukurikata / 餃子の作り方

There has been huge TV and magazine coverage for this introduction to 50 super-creative recipes for gyoza (pot stickers or jiaozi) that look interesting and taste delicious. Mangyo-en ...

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Living Space with Typography

Living Space with Typography

Taipo no aru kurashi. / タイポのある暮らし。

An introduction to practical techniques and ideas for stylishly renovating your room with interior designs using hand-crafted typography, which is in vogue nowadays. Original templates provided.

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Poison Daughter, Holy Mother

Poison Daughter, Holy Mother

Poizun dōtā, hōrī mazā / ポイズンドーター・ホーリーマザー

Kanae Minato

A novel in eight short stories involving incidents of murder, injurious assault, and such by a writer regarded as the originator and queen of the genre known as iyamisu in Japan—literally, “eww ...

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The Mukoda Barber Shop

The Mukoda Barber Shop

Mukoda Rihatsuten / 向田理髪店

Hideo Okuda

The story takes place in fictitious Tomazawa, a town that once grew to a population of 80,000 in the middle of a flourishing coal-mining district in Hokkaido. Since the advent of cheap oil, the town has ...

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Star Worms

Star Worms

Hoshi yadoru mushi / 星宿る虫

Shunsuke Minesato

A fire breaks out in a building where a religious group in Nagano runs a brothel. The bodies recovered from the ruins are infested by a mysterious worm, and the blood in their veins has turned yellow. ...

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On the Day the World Turns Red

On the Day the World Turns Red

Sekai ga aka ni somaru hI ni / 世界が赫に染まる日に

Riu Kushiki

Kai Ogata, 14, all but loses his two cousins to vicious bullying: Shota Dobashi, 13, is beaten into a coma, and his sister Suzuna, 12, is raped and left emotionally scarred. Thanks to provisions of the ...

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The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima

The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima

Enoshima Nishiura Shashinkan / 江ノ島西浦写真館

En Mikami

The story is set on the small but picturesque island of Enoshima, a popular seaside resort in Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Tokyo. The Nishiura Photo Studio that was in business there for a full century ...

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Ketones Will Save Humanity: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Ketones Will Save Humanity: Why Low-Carb Improves Health

Ketontai ga jinrui wo sukuu / ケトン体が人類を救う

Tetsuo Muneta

The ketogenic diet, currently gaining attention for its effectiveness in treating diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many other ailments, is a diet therapy in which carbohydrates ...

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