Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.

Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (Ayako Ishikagi). First Edition, 1st Printing.

Regular price $175.00

Unit price per 

only 1 left in stock

Restless Wave, Haru Matsui (pseudonym of Ayako Ishigaki)
First edition, first printing

First printing of the first English-language book written by a Japanese woman. Restless Wave, published in 1940 under Ishigaki's pen name of Haru Matsui, is a semi-autobiographical memoir detailing Ishigaki's coming of age in a privileged Japanese family and her rebellion against strict codes of women's behavior. She also describes her political awakening that led her to flee Japan for the United States and that would lead her to become an internationally renowned activist for social justice, peace and women's rights.  Widely praised in the US, the book's strong critiques of Japanese society and militarism also brought Ayako negative attention from the Japanese government. The book also led to a friendship between the author and Pearl S. Buck, who reviewed Restless Wave positively and invited Ayako to contribute to Asia magazine. After her death in 1996, Restless Wave was hailed as a “lost Asian American treasure.”

New York: Modern Age Books, 1940. Near fine. Traces of shelfwear, owner's name to flyleaf else clean. Uncommon.


Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Rare Book Sleuth is a rare and antiquarian book dealer specializing in modern first editions, signed copies and notable rarities. As a proud member of the IOBA, the Rare Book Sleuth adheres to the highest standards of professionalism in the field.  


Terms

 

PayPal and credit cards are accepted. All items are shipped within 3 business days, fully insured via USPS. Expedited and international shipping is also available. All books are guaranteed as described and returnable for any reason within 30 days.

Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now