It is beautifully produced . . . Plus, there is such a wide range of literary styles inside. Its a great anthology. -- Suzanne De Gaetano, co-owner, Macs Backs bookstore, Cleveland, OH
Japan emerges in fits and starts, stripped of its abstractions, defiant, utterly unique, and surprisingly tender. -- Joseph Badtke-Berkow, Paper Sky magazine, 2005
Thank you so much for taking the time to collect great stories and pictures in such a well-designed way. -- Reader Feedback
The book is particularly valuable to those who have spent or will spend an extended period of time in Japan. -- AJET Across Japan, Sept. 2004
About the Author
Bruce Rutledge is a journalist, author and editor. He has published extensively on Japan. Rutledge edited Kuhaku after founding Chin Music Press in 2002.
Craig Mod is a designer, illustrator and photographer living in Tokyo. He designed Kuhaku and also did many of the illustrations.
Kozyndan are a husband and wife team known for their realistic illustrations of modern Japan cityscapes that come complete with fantastic characters like skipping pink giraffes, out-of-control robots or little tofu creatures. They provided the 4-color artwork for Kuhaku.