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          1957
Insectivorous Plants
by Kichigoro Suzuki
Publisher: 
Size: 15 x 20 cm
000 pages.
Price: 000 yen
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Probably the oldest book on carnivorous plants for general public, published in Japan, describing cultivation and propagation techniques, authored by one of Japan's forerunners of carnivorous plants culture.    

           1961
History of Nepenthes
by Isamu Kusakabe
Publisher:  Insectivorous Plant Society (1961-May-20)
Size: 17 x 24 cm
54 pages.
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Insectivorous Plant Society Newsletter. Special Issue #3, History of Nepenthes, compiled by I. Kusakabe.

  

            1964
 Insectivorous Plants' Wonders
by Kazuhiro Kasahara
Publisher: Shakaishisousha (1964-Jul-30)
Size: 10.5 x 15 cm
242 pages.
Price: 240 yen
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Japanese carnivorous plant book classic. Covers all genera of carnivorous plants. Eight color pages and numerous B&W photos. Very interesting and informative book on various aspects of carnivorous plants. The author Kasahara is a high school science teacher.  

           1966
Insectivorous Plants
Kiyoshi Shimizu Photography

by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha (1966-May-01)
Size: 20 x 26 cm
154 pages.
Price: 2500 yen
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Photography book by Shimizu. Mr.Shimizu, who served as President of the Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan, is a high school biology teacher and dedicated nature/biology photographer. In this book, Shimizu presents astonishing images of carnivorous plants captured through the eyes of a nature photographer. 

           1968
Shin-Kaki  No.57
Insectivorous Plant Special Issue
by Nihon Kaki Engei Kyokai
Publisher: Takii Shubyou K.K. (1968-Mar-25)
Size: 18 x 26 cm
86 pages.
Price: 250 yen
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Horticulture journal. This issue features carnivorous plants in its entirety. Introduction by Fumio Nezu, then president of the Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan. Various travelogues abroad and many botanical as well as horticultural articles provided valuable information on carnivorous plants in general. 

           1972
Insectivorous Plants
by Masahiro Kondo & Katsuhiko Kondo
Publisher: Bunken Shuppan (1972-Sep-15)
Size: 15.5 x 18.5 cm
296 pages.
Price: 1300 yen
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The father-son-team of Masahiro and Katsuhiko Kondo presents comprehensive cultivation guide of various carnivorous plants. 

            1972 
The Secrets of Insectivorous Plants
by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Publisher: Akane Shobou (1972-Sep-30)
Size: 19 x 23 cm
54 pages.
Price: 650 yen
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A carnivorous plant book filled with excellent pictures by Shimizu, targeted for younger audience. 

           1978
Insectivorous Plants  Green Book 36
Cultivation and Observation/Experiment
by Sadashi Komiya & Kiyoshi Shimizu
Publisher: New-Science-Sha (1978-Feb-28)
Size: 13 x 18.5 cm
90 pages.
Price: 650 yen
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            1978
Insectivorous Plants Picture Book
Observation and Cultivation

by Sadashi Komiya
Publisher: Asahi Sonorama (1978-Mar-15)
Size: 15.5 x 21.5 cm
160 pages.
Price: 680 yen
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           1978
Insectivorous Plants
by Gakusaburo Yamakawa
Publisher: Hoiku-sha (1978-Nov-05)
Size: 10.5 x 15 cm
151 pages.
Price: 430 yen
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            1979
Insectivorous Plants
Their Strange Charms

by Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan
Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha (1979-Feb-25)
Size: 19 x 23.5 cm
200 pages.
Price: 1400 yen
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             1981
Venus Flytrap
by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Publisher: Iwasaki Shoten (1981-May-10)
Size: 19 x 26.5 cm
40 pages.
Price: 1100 yen
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             1981
Tropical Plants
cultivated in the Garden of Hinode-Kadan

by Yoshiro Kikuchi
Publisher: Hinode-Kadan (1981-Dec-20)
Size: 27.5 x 21 cm
40 pages.
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Loose-leaf book, containing numerous color photos of the carnivorous plants grown in the garden. 

            1982
Aldrovanda and Its Habitat
by Members of Aldrovanda Conservation & Propagation
Publisher: Hanyu-City Education Committee (1983-March-31)
Size: 25.5 x 18 cm
354 pages.
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"Mujinamo", as it is known in Japan, Aldrovanda vesiculosa was first discovered in Hanyu City in 1920. Named Japan Natural Monument in 1966, a designation given to rare and precious natural species, its natural habitat was placed under protection from development and destruction. Alas, in 1968, a heavy precipitation caused the total annihilation of the plants from the natural habitat. In 1974, one-year habitat environment study was conducted, elucidating the possible causes of Aldrovanda extinction. In response to this report, Aldrovanda Conservation and Restoration Research Team was formed in 1976 comprising scholars from various academic disciplines. This report, "Aldrovanda and Its Habitat", is the final result of their comprehensive and painstaking research from the view point of biology, chemistry and geology conducted during the years 1976-1982 in Hanyu City, Japan. 

             1983
Insectivorous Plants - In Full Color
by Katsuhiko Kondo & Masahiro  Kondo
Publisher: Ie-no-hikari Kyokai (1983-May-01)
Size: 13 x 18.5 cm
231 pages.
Price: 1700 yen
ISBN: 4-259-53549-8
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          1994
The Insectivorous Plants
Exploring Their Wonders

by Sadashi Komiya
Publisher: Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan
(1994-Nov-15)
Size: 18.5 x 26 cm 
107 pages.
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Written by Sadashi Komiya, President of the Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the birth of the society (of which Komiya is a founding member). In the Japanese literature, this book offers the definitive description and summary of the latest research on carnivorous plants, including historical development, taxonomy, and evolution. Professor Komiya is one of the first and foremost authorities on the subject of carnivorous plants in Japan. 

          1996
Insectivorous Plants
Floral Album

by  Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan
Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha (1996-Apr-20)
Size: 15 x 21 cm
169 pages.
Price: 2800 yen
ISBN: 4-416-49600-1
Photo album of carnivorous plants, compiled by the IPS, Japan, intended to compliment the 1994 "The Carnivorous Plants / Insectivorous Plants by Komiya" .
          1999
Insectivorous Plants
&
Strange Plants
by Akira Yoshida
Publisher: Seibido (1999-Mar-20)
Size: 15.5 x 20 cm
207 pages.
Price: 1800 yen
ISBN: 4-415-00841-0
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           2003
Insectivorous Plants of the World
Amazing World of Carnivorous Plants

by Insectivorous Plant Society, Japan

Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha (2003-Mar-20)
Size: 19 x 26 cm
160 pages.
Price: 3800 yen
ISBN: 4-416-40305-4
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            2003
Poisonous &
Insectivorous
Strange Plants
by Shinji Okui
Publisher: Data House (2003-Jul-20)
Size: 15 x 21 cm
268 pages.
Price: 1800 yen
ISBN: 4-88718-725-4
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            2007
World of
Insectivorous Plants
Strange Bug-Eating Creatures
by Chiaki Shibata & Momozou Tanaka
Publisher: Seibundo-Shinkosha  (2007-March-06)
Size: 19 x 23.5 cm
112 pages.
Price: 2200 yen
ISBN: 978-4-416-20705-5
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