Includes an informative introduction, although much of the information is post-period. (ST)
Nostrand, Barbara. Name Construction in Medieval Japan. Outlaw Press: 1993.
A book intended to be used by SCA members. Contains lots of information about Japanese names and naming practices. Considered a standard SCA source. (AF)
Plutschow, Herbert. Japan's Name Culture. Japan Library, St. John's Studios: Richmond, Surrey, 1995.
This book gives you a fairly good look at how names functioned in Japanese society. Written by a professor of Japanese. Somewhat difficult to use because it lacks tables. (ST)
Sakamaki, Shunzo. Ryukyuan Names. East-West Center Press: Honolulu, 1964.
Monographs on and list of personal and place names in the Ryukyus. Recommended for Ryukyuan names only. (JA)
A recommended book for design ideas and symbolims used in Japanese armory. Extensively illustrated, though it does not cite sources.
Hawley, W. M., and K. K. Chappeleer, Mon: The Japanese Family Crest.
One of the standard SCA references on Japanese armory.
Matsuya Piece Good Store, Japanese Design Motifs, tr. Fumie Adashi, New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1972.
An ordinary of Japanese heraldry.
Gives no information about the name. Not a reliable source. (AF)
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names. John Weatherhill, Inc.: New York, 1972.
An undated list of names compiled in the mid-20'th century which lacks a bibliography. O'Neill's introduction makes it clear that his research method consisted of accumulating names regardless of source. An unreliable source for information. (ST)