Books – Hon


A book has the ability to transcend both time and place. It can take the reader to a different world that, although unfamiliar, presents issues that any reader can relate to in one way or another. By being able to relate to beautiful images and corresponding information, cultural barriers dissolve and the reader may find that the world is suddenly open to thousands of possibilities that were never before imagined.

In very expensive economic times and when traveling is restricted we have noticed that many people find computers, television and reading as a means of escape and continued education. As a primary leisure activity we are finding that collectors spend hours in reading books that depicted travel stories that ignited the imagination of the reader as well as expand their knowledge and buying abilities. Also we find that publishing is an expensive endeavor and single printings of a book are not uncommon. Hence, out of print books are becoming rare and quite expensive.

We stock new, secondhand books, and other documentation on Japanese culture, art, crafts and design. Being retired art and design professors, we like to keep abreast of our field and because we are constantly buying high quality publications, we can provide our customers with a diverse topic selection. Many publications are lavishly illustrated on well-known and contemporary Japanese artisans. In our book section please note that we are the publishers and distributors of the only illustrated book in English on Kokeshi dolls.

Mingeiarts book selection continually evolves as books become available. In our shop you will find rare books, in and out of print, that are currently available from our site.

One Response to “Books – Hon”

  1. Wayne Miyao 28 August 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Regarding your Eleanor Coerr book, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”. I manage to give the autographed copy (which you obtained for me) to Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba on the occasion of our 50th sister city relationship between Honolulu and Hiroshima last year. I was honored to serve as the Honolulu chairman for this event. Thank you for your support and for making this possible.


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