And this is the sort of thing I found interesting and must have this time (proves my strangeness, folks, and my slavery to the gods of Social Science)
Japanese through songs
Handbook of Japanese Herbs and Their Uses
Women in Japan: From Ancient Times to the Present
Useful Plants Of Japan: Described And Illustrated (1895)
Tigers, Devils, and Fools: A Guide to Japanese Proverbs
Best-Loved Children's Songs from Japan
Beginner's Guide to Braiding: The craft of Kumihimo
The Book of Kimono
Japan Atlas: A Bilingual Guide
Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication: A Self-Study Course and Reference
1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation
Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
Don't know why I keep buying language learning books. I am getting quite a collection. If I'd use them on a regular basis, I'd become quite fluent, but I seem to learn more by using my pop-up dictionary than by systematic study. LOL.
Amazing that getting hooked on InuYasha anime approximately around episode 149 would end up leading to the wide assortment of books I've been gathering. I have got to make a spot to put up another bookcase, or I'm going to have to pack away some of my crafting books to make room for the Japanese topics...Or worse...I'll have to get rid of some of my yarn...shudders at the thought....