At Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing, we welcome those interested in publishing translations overseas of the books in our catalog.
A bestseller, with over 140,000 copies sold in Japan
“Intelligence” refers to the condition of one’s brain. An intelligent person can easily solve the problems at hand, leaving them free to enjoy creating the future. This book for young adults offers concise descriptions by a well-known scholar of ways to increase that state of intelligence.
A read-aloud picture book that both parents and children will enjoy
This book contains 12 months and 365 days of strange and exciting tales selected by leading scholars, from everyday questions of nature to special stories known only to scientists. A read-aloud picture book both parents and children around the world will enjoy.
A book of sample illustrations to help you draw almost anything with ease
Without even trying hard, you can draw a clearly recognizable picture with just a few simple lines if you capture the subject’s characteristics. This book of illustration techniques has been lauded around the world for teaching people how to draw what they want with ease.
An illustrated guide to the wonders of the body
Excrement, sweat, dandruff—all things produced by our bodies. They may seem wasteful and unpleasant, but these secretions play an important role in human life. This book turns them into characters, with descriptions by a scientist well-known from TV. Published alongside “Intangible Things Produced by the Body”: An Illustrated Guide with Characters.
Examining sushi techniques from the viewpoint of science
What is the secret to people’s attraction to sushi? From knowledge and techniques such as how to select and slice fish and cook and form the rice, to scientific data such as changes that occur in the protein content of sliced fish when immersed in vinegar or salt, this book explains a range of sushi-related matters from a variety of angles.
A new approach to bread
Narrowing the focus to eggs as an ingredient, the author explores what makes them so delicious. In addition to various recipes using eggs, the book also provides a wide range of descriptions for everything from how to eat eggs with bread and even use them in desserts. Includes many articles aside from the recipes, including egg trivia, columns and product recommendations.
A bestseller that sold 140,000 copies in Japan
Fluffy animals made by wrapping yarn around a form. Each animal is as cute and true to life as the real thing, yet somehow charming and very adorable. This book is gaining notice for teaching how to make everything from personal mascots to delightful accessories such as brooches and hairbands.
A new generation of origami goes for realism
From lions and horses to cranes and eagles in flight, underwater creatures such as blue whales and penguins, and even imaginary animals such as unicorns—all of these beautiful creatures are folded from a single sheet of paper. Includes full illustrated instructions and tips for creating each of these pieces.
Over 50,000 copies sold in Japan. A psychology book for a better life.
An illustrated dictionary that focuses on visuals to make complicated theories about the human mind easy to understand. Contains simple illustrations and descriptions covering more than 150 terms and about 100 psychologists. A glossary of psychological terms that is sure to be useful in both jobs and personal relationships.
An innovative book that offers Zen expressions for every day of the year
A best-selling author on Zen uses the language of Zen to express the 365 days of the year. The book emphasizes the importance of eliminating waste and excess to think and live simply, easing pain and suffering and giving readers the courage to take a step forward in their lives.
Understanding the gods of Japan through manga
Shinto is closely related to the lives of the Japanese people, whether in prayers for business prosperity, victory, academic achievement or for a safe birth. This book uses illustrations and cartoons to explain what these deities mean, the benefits they are said to offer and where they are enshrined.
Deciphering the words of one of Japan’s leading authors
This dictionary introduces more than 500 words from all of Haruki Murakami’s works, including major characters, frequently appearing keywords, and quotes and anecdotes from the author himself, along with numerous illustrations. The dictionary also includes a rich assortment of columns that can be enjoyed from a variety of angles. Includes a map introducing places associated with the author.
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We focus on 12 main genres, with publications that drill down into niche areas of specialization.
A unique, genre-free approach. An extensive lineup of books found nowhere else.
Adult educational books for learning more about what you love. The authors, all experts in their fields, bring their knowledge and expertise to explaining a wide range of topics in a fun way, regardless of genre. They are dictionaries in a completely new form, filled with amusing illustrations.
This series introduces culture unique to Japan, from basics to everyday application, with detailed descriptions and abundant visuals. Topics include furoshiki (multi-function wrapping cloths), yukata (summer kimono), kitchen knives, kitchen utensils, mikoshi (portable shrines) and festivals, bamboo baskets and mukimono (garnish carving). These visual guides include complete English translations.
Founded in 1912.
One of the oldest publishing companies in Japan.
We publish 200 books and issues of
eight periodicals annually.
We are a general publisher of magazines and books in a wide range of fields. Under the slogan “Delve deeper into what you love,” for more than 100 years we have offered publications that stimulate people’s curiosity and encourage them to dig deeper into the subjects they enjoy. Through the trust we have earned over our long history and with our unique approach, we have gained a strong reputation among readers in Japan.
We hope you will bring to readers in your own countries the array of fascinating publications that build on the unique sensibilities of the Japanese people.
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