Everyone in Japan has been talking about the character, and now her owners are too.
Paper-based media alone not traditional enough for you? Try pairing it with these.
After going head-over-heels for the illustrated Ellen-sensei, fans are startled to see her being portrayed by an actual human being.
When you don’t have time to cook, but still want something tasty in your book.
School girl action manga artists rejoice! With this new book, you can stop making awkward pose requests to your friends.
Illustrated English teacher suddenly has legions of fans and even an unofficial theme song, but her visual creator is hoping the good-time ruckus won’t lead to a backlash by parents and educators.
Learning aid looks like it could be a hit animated series.
“From birth to death, a woman must never forget to display fondness and affection … a woman will surely experience a life of sorrow without it.”
Are you an anime nerd with terrible taste in clothes? This book could be your saviour.
Currently ranked number one on Amazon Japan’s design bestsellers list.
Who doesn’t love getting a free book? Especially when that book is over 300 years old!
That way you can skip straight to pounding shots of the shampoo you’ll like best.
Have you ever watched an anime and thought, “Mmm, that food looks delicious?” Then this is exactly the cookbook you are looking for.
Famed writer’s best-known novel served as basis for Studio Ghibli anime of the same name.
Can’t get enough of bishonen (beautiful boy) manga characters? Look out for the new book, Boy Meets…Graph, featuring work from famous illustrators.
Kitty-chan seems to have no problem with a bit of boys’ love.
Lovers of Japanese music and art rejoice, because the second volume of the Painter x Lyrics (絵師×歌詞) art book series went on sale on November 20!
Ever since we heard about the opening of a bookstore-themed hotel with sleeping quarters built into its wooden bookshelves, we’ve been keeping a close eye out for updates, and were actually lucky enough to snap up a reservation to stay at the hotel on opening night!
After emerging from the beautiful space this morning, we can happily say it’s one of the most atmospheric places to stay in Tokyo. Actually, we wouldn’t mind shacking up here permanently! Come with us as we take you through all the gorgeous features and unusual details after the break.
Studio Ghibli’s animated works have won acclaim around the world, and we’re sure many of our readers are familiar with their hit films like Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky. But have you ever wondered what it may be like to actually work in the famous studio? Well, now it looks like we can get a glimpse of what goes on in the studio, as one of Ghibli’s former animators, Hitomi Tateno, will be coming out later this month with a book titled “The Pencil War Chronicles: The Studio Ghibli that Nobody Knew“!
Kyoto, which was the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, is one of those cities that looks beautiful no matter what time of the year it is. But out of all the seasons, autumn is by far the most popular time to visit, and now that the leaves are beginning to change people are also starting to plan trips to catch a glimpse of Kyoto’s gorgeous fall scenery.
If you happen to be one of those tourists, we have just the book for you, a unique insight into city by foreigners who now call Kyoto their home, called Amazing Kyoto.