In this post, I'm going to collect some useful info about books on haiku & otherJapanese study from the web and printed sources.
GENERAL INFORMATION (online resources)
1) Era names (?? nengou).
2) Identifying Janapese First Editions .
3) Japanese Dictionaries (?? jiten).
4) Encyclopedia of Shinto ( Shinto jiten).
5)Touring Haiku Monuments in Matsuyama (????-??).
6) 500 Essential Japanese Season Words (kigo).
7) Mushimegane ( Haiku, Tanka, Literature and Contemporary Art in Japan; includes a concise 'History of Haiku' from pre-Basho to XX century, by Ryu Yotsuya). Trilingual Internet resource and printed journal in English, French, Japanese -- from Tokyo, Japan. In archive mode.
8) Beyond the Haiku Moment: Basho, Buson and Modern Haiku Myths ( Modern Haiku XXXI:I, winter-spring 2000), by Haruo Shirane ( Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature, Columbia Unibersity)
JAPANESE LITERATURE and ART : Encyclopedias, companions, dictionaries, textbooks, etc.)
1) The Princeton Companion to Classical Janapese Literature, by Earl Miner , Hiroko Odagiri , and Robert E. Morrell . Princeton University Press, 1985. (590 pp.)
2) Dictionary of Literary Biography ( Volume 203: Medieval Japanese Writers ), edited by Steven D. Carter . The Gale Group, 1999. (378 pp. of large format)
3) Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art , edited by Yutaka Tazawa . International Society for Educational Information, with Kodansha International. 1981. (825 pp.)
4) Dictionary of Janapese Culture, by Setsuko Kojima, and Gene A. Crane. Heian International, 1st edition, 1990. (413 pp.)
5) Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan , by Edmond Papinot ( English and Japanese Edition). Tuttle Publishing, 1989. (842 pp.)
6) Chronology of Japan (Nihon no rekishi). 1st edition, 1987. (237 pp.)
7) Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan , ed. by Gen Itasaka ( English and Japanese Edition). 9 volumes with supplement. Kodansha America, 1st edition, 1983. (3104 pp.)
8) Japan and Things Japanese, by Mock Joya. Kegan Paul, London, 2006. (256 pp.)
9) A History of Japanese Literature ( in four volumes ), by Donald Keene . Columbia University Press, 1999. Volume I: Seeds in the Heart. Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century; Volume II: World Within Walls. Japanese Literature of the Pre-modern Era, 1600-1867; Volume III: Dawn to the West. Japanese Literature of the Modern Era. Fiction; Volume IV: Dawn to the West. Japanese Literature in the Modern Era. Poetry, Drama, Criticism. -- [for haikai study, Volume 3 is particularly indispensable]
10) Sources of Janapese Tradition, ( in two volumes ), compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary , Donald Keene, George Tanabe , and Paul Varley . Columbia University Press, 2002. (Volume I: From Earliest Time to 1600; Volume II: 1600 to 2000. )
11) Japanese Culture, 4th Edition ( Updated and Expanded ), by Paul Varley . University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
12) Japanese Art ( World of Art ), by Joan Stanley-Baker . Thames & Hudson; Revised & Expanded Edition, 2000.
13) Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, 4th Edition ( 9 volumes, 3104 pp. + Supplement ), by Gen Itasaka . Kodansha America Inc., 1st edition, 1983.
14) Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. (Two volumes, 1964 pp.) Kodansha International, 1993.
15) The Kodansha Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japan (English and Japanese Edition) Kodansha America Inc., 1st edition 1998 (944 pp.)
16) History of Japanese Literature , by Aston , W.G. . London, 1908.
17) Classical Japanese Reader and Essential Dictionary , by Haruo Shirane . Columbia University Press, Bilingual Edition, 2007.
18) Tradinal Japanese Art and Culture: An Illustrated Sourcebook , by Stephen Addiss . University of Hawaii Press, 2006.
19) The Vocabulary of Japanese Literary Aesthetics , by Hisamatsu Sen'ichi . Tokyo: Center for East Asian Cultural Studies, 1963.
20) Japanese Aesthetics and Culture , by Nancy G. Hume . State University of New York Press, 1995.
JAPANESE HAIKAI: Monographs (theoretical subjects), anthologies, digests, miscellanea, etc.
1) Literary and Art Theories in Japan , by Makoto Ueda . Center for Japanese Studies. The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1967.
2) Inventing the Classics. Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature , edited by Haruo Shirane , Tomi Suzuki . Stanford University Press, 2000.
3) Haiku and Modernist Poetics , by Yoshinobu Hakutani . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2009.
4) Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics , by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen . Stanford University Press, 2008.
5) Matsuo Basho's Poetic Spaces. Exploring Haikai Intersections , edited by Eleanor Kerkham . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2006.
6) Basho and The Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai , by Peipei Qiu . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2009.
7) Japanese Linked Poetry: An Account with Translations of Renga and Haiku Sequences , by Earl Roy Miner. Princeton University Press, 1979.
8) The Pleasure of Japanese Literature , by Donald Keene. Columbia University Press, 1988.
9) Japan and the Culture of Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts , by Haruo Shirane . Columbia University Press, 2012.
10) Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600 , edited by Haruo Shirane. Columbia University Press, 2008. (1288 pp.)
11) Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900 , edited by Haruo Shirane. Columbia University Press, 2002. (1027 pp.)
12) Haiku. Four volumes , by R. H. Blyth. Hokuseido Press, 1949-1954.
13) A History of Haiku. Two volumes , by R. H. Blyth. The Hokuseido Press, 1963.
14) Senryu: Japanese Satirical Verses , by R. H. Blyth. Hokuseido Press, 1949.
15) Japanese Life and Character in Senryu , by R. H. Blyth. Hokuseido Press, 1949.
16) Edo Satirical Verse Anthologies , by R. H. Blyth. Hokuseido Press, 1961.
17) The Japanese Haiku: Its Essencial nature, History, and Possibilities in English , by Kenneth Yasuda. Tuttle, 1957.
18) The Haiku Form , by Joan Giroux. HCharles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., 1999.
19) Haikai Poetics: The Theory and Aesthetics of Linked Poetry in the Age of Buson , Doctoral dissertation of Herbert Jonsson. VDM Verlag, 2008.
20) The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World , by William J. Higginson. Kodansha Imternational, 1997.
21) The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku , by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter. Kodansha Imternational, 1985.
JAPANESE HAIKAI: Monographs (on individual poets & artists), collections & anthologies of individual authors, etc.
1) An Introduction to Haiku. An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki , with translations and commentary by Harold G. Henderson. A Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958.
2) Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho , by Haruo Shirane. Stanford University Press, 1998.
3) The Monkey's Straw Raincoat and Other Poetry of the Basho School , by Hiroko Odagiri. Princeton University Press, 1981.
4) Basho and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary , by Makoto Ueda. Stanford University Press, 1992.
5) Matsuo Basho , by Makoto Ueda. Kodansha Internationa, 1982.
6) Naming Properties: Nominal Reference in Travel Writings by Basho and Sora, Johnson and Boswell , by Earl Miner. University of Michigan Press, 1996.
7) Basho's Haiku. Literal Translations for Those Who Wish to Read the Original Japanese Text, with Grammatical Analysis and Explanatory Notes , by Toshiharu Oseko. Tokyo, 1990.
8) A Haiku Journey: Basho's Narrow Road to a Far Province , Translated by Dorothy Britton . Kodansha USA, 2002.
9) The Narrow Road to Oku: Matsuo Basho. Translated by Donald Keene, illustrated by by Miyato Masayuki . Kodansha USA, 1997.
10) Basho's Haiku: Selected Poems by Matsuo Basho , Translated by, Annotated, and with an Introduction by David Landis Barnhill . State University of New York Press, 2004.
11) Basho's Journey: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho , Translated with an Introduction by David Landis Barnhill . State University of New York Press, 2005.
12) Matsuo Basho. The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Scetches. Translated from the Japanese with an introduction by Nobuyuki Yuasa, Penguin Classics, 1966.
13) The Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings. Matsuo Basho. Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill, Shambala, 200.