Save Our Heritage

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help save Japan’s unique visual heritage and safeguard it from being lost and forgotten

If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Your support helps us find, acquire, scan, restore, research, conserve and share rare and irreplaceable images of everyday life in old Japan.

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Bellflower Kamon

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Oda Nobunaga Kamon

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Free book every 12 months

Mitsudomoe Kamon

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gifts for partners

Legacy and Heritage Partners, please select one of these books.
We will contact you to confirm your choice.
(see our Partner Plans)

Stranger in the Shogun's City

Stranger in the Shogun’s City

by Amy Stanley

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.

Modern Japanese Posters

Modern Japanese Posters

by Seiji Namiki

From the Meiji era through the early Showa era, new forms of printing technology and design were introduced to Japan through posters. Styles varied from beautiful women to modern design, and a form of realism during WWII. Using 230 posters, this book traces the history of Japan’s unique poster design. (Japanese language)

Yuri: The Japanese Ghost

Yurei: The Japanese Ghost

by Zack Davisson

“I lived in a haunted apartment.” Davisson opens this definitive work on Japan’s ghosts, or yurei, with a personal tale about the spirit world. Shifting from anecdotes to deep research to translation of ancient ghost stories, he explores the persistence of yurei in modern Japan and their continued popularity throughout the West. Color images of yurei appear throughout the book.

Once more unto the breach

Once more unto the breach: Samurai Warriors and Heroes in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces

by Ei Nakau

Ukiyo-e masterpieces of samurai warriors and heroes by legendary ukiyo-e artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Yoshitoshi. Vigorous and powerful characters illustrated in vibrant and dynamic compositions that are stunningly beautiful. A follow-up to the bestselling book, Something Wicked from Japan. (Japanese and English)

Machiya: The Traditional Townhouses of Kyoto

Machiya: The Traditional Townhouses of Kyoto

by Kumiko Ishii

The definitive book on machiya showcasing their traditional appearance and recent transformation explained in bilingual text.
From private residences to renovated properties operating as businesses, this book introduces everything you need to know about Machiya. With detailed and accessible commentary. (Japanese and English)