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WORLD OF NOBU
WORLD OF NOBU
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This book is both a landmark of a long personal journey and an introduction to the world of the next generation of NOBU chefs

There is a reason why this is a special book for me. As the years go by, the idea of creating a cookbook that serves as my personal "graduation project" has grown on me. Ever since opening my first restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills in 1987, followed by the first NOBU restaurant in New York in 1994, I have worked with many wonderful cooks and chefs. Many line cooks have walked through the doors, and as the restaurants have grown, so have they. They have worked their way up, and are now performing brilliantly at the forefront. This book is both a landmark of a long personal journey, and an introduction to the world of the next generation of NOBU chefs who will carry the tradition forward, with this book in hand.
I always say that ¡Èwe cook from our hearts,¡É and when a chef does this, guests always notice the difference. There are quite a few restaurants around the world that imitate ¡ÈNOBU Style¡É cuisine. They can copy my recipes, but not the kokoro (the heart) that I put into them. I hope that chefs and their staff will continue the tradition of the NOBU Way to ¡Ècook with kokoro¡É at all times.
Because NOBU is future-oriented, we are always evolving. Chefs continue to mature, and in this book each one expresses the NOBU Way as he understands it through his cooking. I feel that, even when I¡Çm no longer here, the NOBU Style will keep on living, like the work of an artist, in the cuisine of the chefs that I¡Çve trained. This book is the essence of the NOBU Way, and the source of the smiles on our guests¡Ç faces. - Nobu Matsuhisa -

PROFILE
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa - known simply as Nobu to the world - was born in Japan, and trained in the time-honored sushi tradition in Tokyo before heading to Peru. He then went on to successive ventures in Argentina, Alaska, and Los Angeles, where he opened Matsuhisa in 1987. Seven years later, Robert De Niro persuaded him to open NOBU New York. Since then, he has opened over 55 restaurants and hotels across five continents.
Author : Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
Size¡§8.98 ¡ß 11.02 inches (228 ¡ß 280 mm)
Pages¡§416 pages¡ÊFull Color¡Ë
Binding¡§Hardbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5147-3
Release Date : Nov/2018
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $7,500.00
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October 2019 release in the US / Europe¡¡
The Art of Baron Yoshimoto
The Art of Baron Yoshimoto
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This is the new ground of Gekiga artist Baron Yoshimoto

From Baron Yoshimoto¡Çs vast collection of works from his 60-year career ranging from Gekiga (comics aimed at adult audiences with a dramatic and cinematic style and more mature themes) and illustrations to paintings on paper and canvas, this book introduces 120 artworks from his entire career. For the first time ever, this book collects Yoshimoto¡Çs works from the 1980s, when he spent time in the US. Works from exhibitions under the name ¡ÈRyu Manji¡É in the 1990s and works from Yoshimoto¡Çs live drawing event done in collaboration with Katsuya Terada are showcased, as well. As a Gekiga illustrator and a painter, readers will enjoy Baron Yoshimoto¡Çs life and work from various aspects. A rare and important interview with Katsuya Terada is included as a special feature.

Artist bio:
Born on November 11, 1940 in Manchukuo (in what is now northeastern China), and raised in Kagoshima prefecture (in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu), Baron Yoshimoto studied western art at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and then began his career as an illustrator for books. But soon he became obsessed with Gekiga art (comics aimed at adult audiences with a dramatic and cinematic style and more mature themes) and became a Gekiga artist working under the pseudonym Baron Yoshimoto. He was one of the leading players in the golden age of Gekiga movement which flourished in Japan from the 1960s to the 1970s. Yoshimoto¡Çs most notable work, the Jyukyoden series, was begun in 1970 and ran for 10 years. It is one of the most important Gekiga titles of the 1970s. In 1980 he went to the US and shifted his style from Gekiga to art painting, bringing himself into a whole new territory as an artist. He has done works for Marvel comics, such as the Savage Swords of Conan series (In the Desert of Dreams), and became close friends with Stan Lee. In the 1990s, he actively produced many artworks and did countless exhibitions under the pseudonym Ryu Manji. In the 2000s, he started to paint on canvas and his paintings got bigger and bigger. In 2003, he was appointed as the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and went to Sweden to introduce and spread Japanese Manga culture. One of his students at that time, Åsa Ekström, eventually debuted as a Manga artist in Japan. He was invited to San Diego Comic Con in 2004 and 2006. In 2018, Yoshimoto published a graphic novel, which collected Gekiga works from his early years, titled Trouble Maker from Retrofit Comics in the US. Celebrating his 60th anniversary as an artist, the Yayoi Museum in Tokyo will hold an exhibition of Baron Yoshimoto¡Çs works from 3rd January to 31st March 2019. He has also been invited to the 2020 Angoulême International Comics Festival.
Author : Baron Yoshimoto
Size¡§297¡ß210mm / 11.6¡ß8.2¡É
Pages¡§184 Pages ¡Ê4C¡¦144P¡¿1C¡¦40P¡Ë
Binding¡§Hardbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5171-8
Release Date : Jan/2019
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,400.00
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MJ Illustration Book 2019¡¡
MJ Illustration Book 2019¡¡
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Fresh inspiration from 165 talented illustrators from Japan

This new volume features an exciting art collection by 165 new Japanese illustrators from the school run by the popular Japanese illustrator, Toru Minegishi.

The illustrators included in this collection exhibit a range of new work showing their teacher¡Çs gentle and appealing style. MJ Illustrations Book 2019 is a must-have annual reference book not only for designers, illustrators and students studying illustration, but also for enterprises and agencies looking for new talent from Japan.
Author : (Coordinator) Toru Minegishi
Size¡§257¡ß182mm
Pages¡§336Pages¡ÊFull color¡Ë
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5163-3 £Ã3070
Release Date : Jan/2019
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,852.00
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Japan Motif Graphics
Japan Motif Graphics
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A comprehensive collection of fascinating graphic designs that use traditional Japanese motifs

The role that motifs play in graphic designing is very important. A message of the graphic design will be clear when motifs are used effectively in designing. Traditional motifs symbolize specific time period and countries therefore designs with them can be impactful. Traditional Japanese motifs are highly admired by designers in the world. Despite the oldness and classicality of traditional Japanese motifs, they are surprisingly applicable to modern graphic designs. They succeeded in keeping a sense of freshness from gone through constant variation and invention over the years. This book is the richest graphic design collection that uses traditional Japanese motifs such as Mount Fuji, Cherry blossoms, Traditional Japanese patterns, Japanese lucky charms etc. Graphic designs included in this book are all successful commercial designs that are actually appealing to young generations. This book is the answer to all the graphic designers who are facing a challenge in terms of applying traditional motifs to modern designs.
Author : PIE International (Editor)
Size¡§257¡ß182mm
Pages¡§224Pages¡Ê208Pages in color¡Ë
Binding¡§Softbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5130-5 £Ã3070
Release Date : Dec/2018
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,990.00
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Sep/2019 release in the US and Europe¡¡
Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand
Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand
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This book will heal those who are stressed, depressed, those who are grieving and anyone else who is searching for a ray of hope

This 96-page handy pocket-sized hardcover book is a collection of passages from Buddhist scripture, Japanese prayers and poetry concerning human affliction and suffering written by past generations. These passages are shown together with 46 images of Buddhism-related art pieces such as Buddha statues, clay molded reliefs of Buddha used on walls, miniature pagodas, pagoda-shaped reliquaries (used to store small stone grains signifying the bones of the Buddha) and woodblock prints of Buddha. In this charming format, which fits in the palm of your hand, the images of small Buddhas, supplemented by the words of the Buddha and famous historical poets such as Kukai and Saigyo, will relieve emotional suffering and give the reader peace of mind. It will heal those who are stressed, depressed, those who are grieving and anyone else who is searching for a ray of hope.
The artworks featured, including 10 works that are designated as important cultural properties, have been selected from the Nara National Museum and Tokyo National Museum. All scripts are translated into English, along with the description of the artworks at the end of the book (name, size, material, excavation location, etc.). Art direction is by Kazuya Takaoka, who has previously designed Hell in Japanese Art (9784756249234) and Wagashi (9784756249746). The introduction was written by Mutsuo Takahashi, who has written the text for Wagashi.
This will be an important reference book not just for people who want to be healed but also for Japanese art fans, students of Buddhism, antique collectors and gallery owners, as well.
Author : Text by Mutsuo Takahashi English translation by Michael Jamentz
Size¡§188¡ß128mm
Pages¡§96 Pages (Full Color)
Binding¡§Hardbound
ISBN¡§978-4-7562-5169-5
Release Date : Dec/2018
Language : J/E bilingual
Price : $1,400.00
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