Imperial Japan (The History Channel)
Taisho and the early Showa Period (1912-1945) from Japan.guide.com
The rise of militaristic nationalism led Japan down the road to Pearl Harbour and World War II by Wil Deac. (From Historynet)
The 100 best novels: No 94 - An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (1986) by Robert McCrum. Monday 6 July, 2015 (The Guardian)
An Artist of the Floating World (Goodreads review) A compilation of reviews by those who have read the text)
Book of a lifetime: An Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuro Ishiguro (Tan Twan Eng, Friday 17 May, 2013) From the Independent.
After the war was lost by Kathryn Morton (Kathryn Morton is an artist and former book page columnist for The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. Published: June 8, 1996. (The New York Times : Book reviews)
An Artist of the Floating World (1986) is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an ageing painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it.