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A Hundred Views of Lovely

A Hundred Views of Lovely

When exactly is the moment when two people fall in love?  Sometimes it seems that love comes in on tiptoes, regardless of time or place.  A calm and collected college girl, a beautiful and brilliant 11-year old, and a mythical creature disguised as a human?!  What results is not quite love, but more than just friendship. 

This is Hajime Humino’s first collection of short stories!

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A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

The popular Japanese dermatologist currently residing in Paris, Mana Iwamoto, reveals how dangerous and misleading the information that cosmetics magazines convey to readers really is. Iwamoto, who has also created her own line of cosmetics, offers correct knowledge about cosmetic products, providing answers to your everyday questions and concerns, while comparing the latest approaches to beauty in France and Japan. This book contains an honest, fact-based approach to skin care that only an experienced and well-informed dermatologist could know.

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A Lady’s Ribbon Book

A Lady’s Ribbon Book

This book gathers all the information you need on the use of ribbons in one place. From how to tie ribbons on gifts, the use of ribbons in interior design, and even how to use ribbons as a filing tool, A Lady’s Ribbon Book is the ultimate resource on ribbons and ribbon-making. Learn how to use ribbons beautifully from a function-based approach. This small book contains illustrations and is written in simple language, making it a perfect gift.

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A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

We tend to think of the morning as a rushed, hectic time of day. A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life will teach you how to turn morning into your ally, a time we you can gather your thoughts, relax, and prepare to face the day with your best foot forward.

In today’s age of digital distractions, there has never been a better time to reclaim your morning, your free time, and your life.

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A Manga: A Money Saving Manifesto for Everyone

A Manga: A Money Saving Manifesto for Everyone

It can be fun to save money even when your income is on the lower end. That’s right, with this manga, you can learn how to live a happy life with a small amount of money while saving a lot for the future! 

Sakura is an ordinary part-time worker in Japan, who is living an okay life but wants to save money for the future. After repeated failures, she meets Koji who directs a TV show named “A Money Saving Manifesto” and gets recruited for the show. During the show, Sakura is put in a competition with Ryunosuke, and she needs to save more money than him, in order to win the competition… With these characters in this fun, entertaining manga, you can learn the Yokoyama method, where you turn into a frugal person in just less than 90 days. Once you learn this method, it will stick with you for the rest of your life. Condensed in less than 200 pages manga, the secret to money saving will be revealed to you at last! 

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A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and a Sound Mind

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and a Sound Mind

To Buddhist monks, cleaning is one of their cardinal trainings, leading to their reputation as cleaning pros amongst monks. This book introduces Zen Buddhism methods on how to clean stains, dirt, and the outdoors as well as ways to get rid of anxieties and obsessions. The step-by-step instructions in this book will help you cleanse your soul while becoming a better cleaner.

From the Introduction:

“We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. The time we spend carefully cleaning out every nook and cranny of the temple grounds is extremely fulfilling. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It’s not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today’s busy world today needs it.

The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it’s like to be a monk in training.

I hope you enjoy applying the cleaning techniques introduced here in your home. There’s nothing complicated about them. If you wish to cultivate your mind at home, everyday domestic chores will immediately become a way to do it. This will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that daily housework is an opportunity to contemplate self.”

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A Monk’s Guide to Stay Calm: 45 Routine Habits for Morning, Afternoon, and Evening

A Monk’s Guide to Stay Calm: 45 Routine Habits for Morning, Afternoon, and Evening

The third book of the Monk Series will teach you how to stay calm in stressful everyday situations.

For those whose work involve high stress situations, it is crucial to establish habits that keep their minds calm and clear. You can come up with many ways to achieve this—running, meditating, and etc.,—but these never really get to the bottom of the problem. It’s time to turn to the time tested wisdom of Zen Buddhism. People in Japan, including former and current prime ministers, have benefited from Buddhism practices. This book is filled with these practical advices, specifically what to do in the morning and evening, in order to stay calm to the end of the day. The author is a practicing monk at a famous Zen temple in Japan, where the government officials of high ranks go seek help.  

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A Monk’s Guide to Stay Calm: 45 Routine Habits for Morning, Afternoon, and Evening

A Monk’s Guide to Staying Calm: 45 Morning and Evening Routine Habits

The third book of the Monk Series will teach you how to stay calm in stressful everyday situations.

For those whose work involve high stress situations, it is crucial to establish habits that keep their minds calm and clear. You can come up with many ways to achieve this—running, meditating, and etc.,—but these never really get to the bottom of the problem. It’s time to turn to the time tested wisdom of Zen Buddhism. People in Japan, including former and current prime ministers, have benefited from Buddhism practices. This book is filled with these practical advices, specifically what to do in the morning and evening, in order to stay calm to the end of the day. The author is a practicing monk at a famous Zen temple in Japan, where the government officials of high ranks go seek help.  

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A Sci-Fi Kind of Story

A Sci-Fi Kind of Story

The year 2061 is a time of sophisticated AI and ever-present wearable computer processors.  One day our nameless protagonist comes across a strange young woman while on an errand.  She is an oddity in that she uses no technology of any kind. 

Summer is the setting for this adolescent love story in which the past and the future collide.

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A Society With Fluid Money: Why You Should Dwell in Small Economies

A Society With Fluid Money: Why You Should Dwell in Small Economies

“Money isn’t everything,” that much we know already. Then what’s next? The author, a founder of a crowdfunding company, envisions a society of the future—it’s time to update money and economy.

Things are changing. You find projects online where people are supporting individuals they have never met in person. In return, those individuals pursue their passions, doing something socially meaningful. Money is moving fluidly, going beyond traditional boundaries. We are now witnessing a radical shift in how people relate to others in the society. Changes happening are a smaller scale in comparison to the enterprise activities, but surely, we will see a different world not before long. The author invites you to join him for this collective endeavor. 

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