Tag Archives: #japan

A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees – Yoshida Kenkō

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. Kenkō’s page. #readbooks #lovekindle #books #bookreviews #reading #japan #yoshidakenko #kindleworm

Wabi Sabi – Beth Kempton

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. I really enjoyed Andrew Juniper’s book on Wabi Sabi, and this was only 99p, so why not add it to ‘The Pile’? Beth’s page. #readbooks #lovekindle #books #bookreviews #reading #japan #bethkempton #kindleworm

The Religion Of The Samurai – Kaiten Nukariya

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. More Japan. Nukariya’s page. #readbooks #lovekindle #books #bookreviews #reading #japan #kaitennukariya #kindleworm

The Book of Tea – Kakuzo Okakura

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. The Japanese do make the nicest tea i’ve ever tasted. Organic ceremonial grade matcha is perfection. I read this book years ago and seriously need to give it a re-read soon. Okakura’s page. #readbooks #lovekindle #books #bookreviews #reading #japan #kakuzookakura #kindleworm

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. And onto David Mitchell’s fifth book… It’s certainly a change from his other books, being based in Japan at the end of the 18 Century at the Dutch East India Company’s island/trading post, Dejima. When the Shoguns closed Japan to westerners they left Dejima read more »

Ikigai – Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. It looks interesting. I’ve always found Japan and its history a fascinating subject for reading about. I’ve never been, if life ever throws the opportunity my way i’ll definitely go. Francesc Miralles’ page. Héctor García’s page. #readbooks #lovekindle #books #bookreviews #reading #japan #hectorgarcia #francescmiralles read more »

The Zen Experience – Thomas Hoover

Click here to go to the Amazon page of this book. Been quite a while since i read this, but do remember it being a very interesting read on the history of Zen. It tells Zen’s full story through fascinating tales of its most influential masters of its various historical schools, all the way from read more »

The Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy – Miyamoto Musashi

Click on image to buy a copy. Another book that’s sat on my Kindle for years unread. But having just finished David Kirks’ books it really felt like the right time to read this. It’s hard to judge this book in any real contemporary terms because it simply has no place in the contemporary world. read more »

Sword of Honour – David Kirk

Click on image to buy a copy. I loved this book. Far better than ‘Child of Vengeance’. Looking back over the 2 books, it felt to me like David gained in confidence writing tales about Musashi and also that, the more he wrote, the more he came to know him better – like he’s beginning read more »

Child of Vengeance – David Kirk

Click on image to buy a copy. David has taken the tales of Miyamoto Musashi and created his own story from these, so some of this is loosely based in what is told of the real man and some of this is based entirely from David’s imagination. All told, it works really well, but there read more »