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Further reading


Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country, translated by Edward G. Seidensticker, London, 2011..


Nishiyama Matsunosuke, Daily life and diversions in urban Japan, 1600-1868, Honolulu, 1997.

Conrad D. Totman, Early modern Japan, Berkeley, 1993.

Literature and legend

Chiushingura; or The loyal league, translated by F. V. Dickins, London, 1880.

The tale of the Heike, translated by Helen C. McCullough, Stanford, 1988.

Matsuo Bashô, The narrow road to the deep north, and other travel sketches, translated by Nobuyuki Yuasa, Harmondsworth, 1966.

Ronald C. Egan, Word, image, and deed in the life of Su Shi, Cambridge and London, 1994.

Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige, or Shank’s mare, translated by Thomas Satchell, Rutland and Tokyo, 1960.

Samuel L. Leiter, New kabuki encyclopedia, Westport and London, 1997.

Earl Miner, An introduction to Japanese court poetry, Stanford, 1968.

Earl Miner, Hiroko Odagiri and Robert E. Morrell, The Princeton companion to classical Japanese literature, Princeton, 1985.

Joshua S. Mostow, Pictures of the heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in word and image, Honolulu, 1996.

M. Shikibu, The tale of Genji, translated by Royall Tyler, New York, 2001.

Haruo Shirane (ed.), Early modern Japanese literature: An anthology, 1600-1900, New York, 2002.

Haruo Shirane (ed.), Early modern Japanese literature: An anthology, beginnings to 1600, New York, 2007.

Sei Shônagon, The pillow book of Sei Shônagon, translated by Ivan Morris, Harmondsworth, 1971.

Matsuo Ueda, Bashô and his interpreters, Stanford, 1992.

Burton Watson, Saigyô: poems of a mountain home, New York, 1991.


J. Bicknell, Hiroshige in Tokyo: the floating world of Edo, San Francisco, 1994.

John T. Carpenter (ed.), Hokusai and his age, Amsterdam, 2005.

John T. Carpenter (ed.), Reading surimono: The interplay of text and image in Japanese Prints, Leiden/Boston, 2008.

Timothy Clark, Kuniyoshi, from the Arthur R. Miller Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009.

Matthi Forrer, Hokusai, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1991.

Matthi Forrer, Hiroshige, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1997.

Jack Hillier, The art of the Japanese book London, 1987.

Eric van den Ing, Beauty and Violence: Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi 1839-1892, Society for Japanese Arts, Amsterdam, 1992.

Roger. S. Keyes, Courage and Silence: a Study of the life and color woodblock prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1838-1892, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983.

Roger S. Keyes, The art of surimono, London, 1985.

Roger S. Keyes, Ehon: The artist and the book in Japan, Seattle, 2006.

Richard Lane, Images from the floating world: the Japanese print, Fribourg, 1978.

Richard Lane, Hokusai: life and work, London, 1989.

Howard A. Link, Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige in the James A. Michener collection, Honolulu, 1991.

Julia Meech, Rain and snow: the umbrella in Japanese art, New York, 1993.

Amy Reigle Newland (ed.), The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, Amsterdam, 2005.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Impressions of the front: Woodcuts of the Sino-Japanese war 1894-95, Philadelphia, 1983.

Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton, In battle’s light: woodblock prints of Japan’s early modern wars, Worcester, 1991.

Henry D. Smith II, Hiroshige: One hundred famous views of Edo, London 1986.

Henry D. Smith II, Hokusai: One hundred views of Mount Fuji, London 1988.

Ellis Tinios, Japanese Prints, Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900, London, 2010.

Julia M. White, Reiko Mochinaga Brandon and Yoko Woodson, Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1998.

The Fitzwilliam’s collection

Craig Hartley with a contribution by Celia R. Withycombe, Prints of the Floating World: Japanese Woodcuts from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum in association with Lund Humphries, Cambridge and London, 1997.

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