Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.

chapter |14 pages


chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|17 pages

The Rhythm of Childhood

chapter 2|9 pages

The Mists of Concealment

chapter 3|9 pages

The Crucible of Nature

chapter 4|13 pages

The Law of Harmonious Flow

chapter 5|15 pages

The Law of Small Numbers

chapter 6|15 pages

The Geometry of Japanese Culture

chapter 7|20 pages

The Contrasts of Japan and China

chapter 8|24 pages

Calligraphy, Poetry and Zen

chapter 9|20 pages

The Samurai: Legend and Reality