Book reference list

Bix, Herbert P. 2001. Hirohito and the making of modern Japan. New York, NY: Perennial.

Booth, Alan. 1995. Looking for the lost: journeys through a vanishing Japan. New York: Kodansha International.

Booth, Alan. 1997. The roads to Sata: a 2000-mile walk through Japan. New York: Kodansha International.

Bryant, Anthony J., and Angus McBride. 1989. The samurai. London: Osprey.

Bryant, Anthony J. 1994. Samurai, 1550-1600. London: Osprey.

Bryant, Anthony J. 1995. Sekigahara 1600: the final struggle for power. London: Osprey

Delgado, James P. 2008. Khubilai Khan’s lost fleet: in search of a legendary armada. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hane, Mikiso. 1991. Premodern Japan: a historical survey. Boulder: Westview Press.

Jansen, Marius B. 1994. Sakamoto Ryōma and the Meiji restoration. New York: Columbia University Press.

Jansen, Marius B. 1995. Warrior rule in Japan. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Jansen, Marius B. 1997. The emergence of Meiji Japan. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Lamers, Jeroen P. 2000. Japonius Tyrannus: the Japanese Warlord, Oda Nobunaga reconsidered. Leiden: Hotei.

Mitchelhill, Jennifer, and David Green. 2004. Castles of the samurai: power and beauty. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd.

Miyamoto, Musashi, Munenori Yagyū, and Thomas Cleary. 1993. The book of five rings.: Including The book of family traditions on the art of war / by Yagyū Munenori. Boston u.a: Shambhala.

Mizoguchi, Kōji. 2002. An archaeological history of Japan, 30,000 B.P. to A.D. 700. Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Ravina, Mark. 2004. The last samurai: the life and battles of Saigō Takamori. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Takamure, Itsue. 2010. The 1918 Shikoku pilgrimage of Takamure Itsue: an English translation of Musume junreiki. Bowen Island, BC: Bowen Pub.

Turnbull, Stephen R. 1989. Samurai warlords: the book of the daimyō. London: Blandford.

Turnbull, Stephen R., and Howard Gerrard. 2000. Nagashino 1575. Oxford: Osprey Pub.

Turnbull, Stephen R. 2001. Ashigaru 1467-1649: weapons, armour, tactics. Oxford: Osprey Military.

Turnbull, Stephen R., and Peter Dennis. 2003. Japanese castles, 1540-1640. Oxford: Osprey Pub.

Turnbull, Stephen R., and Wayne Reynolds. 2003. Fighting ships of the Far East. 2, Japan and Korea AD 612-1639. Oxford: Osprey.

Turnbull, Stephen R. 2009. The samurai capture a king: Okinawa, 1609. Oxford: Osprey

Turnbull, Stephen R., and Richard Hook. 2010. The Mongol invasions of Japan, 1274 and 1281. Oxford: Osprey Pub.

Tsang, Carol Richmond. 2007. War and faith: Ikkō ikki in late Muromachi Japan. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Asia Center.

Sadler, A. L. 2009. Shogun: the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu.  Tokyo: Tuttle Pub.

Shiba, Ryōtarō, and Juliet Winters Carpenter. 2004. The last shogun: the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu. New York: Kodansha International

Souyri, Pierre-François. 2001. The world turned upside down: medieval Japanese society. New York: Columbia University Press.

Yoshikawa, Eiji. 1981. Musashi. New York, N.Y.: Harper & Row/Kodansha International.

Yoshikawa, Eiji, and William Scott Wilson. 2000. Taiko an epic novel of war and glory in feudal Japan. Tokyo: Kodansha International.


  1. I have a rather large library, but I’ll have to keep some of these in mind. (When I stop learning, please do me a favor and close the lid).


    1. I also have a long list of journal articles that I haven’t posted as yet. They are a little shorter in length and are great for bits and pieces of information.


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