Here are a few book suggestions, from the relevant to the random, in reference to my post discussing Jeffery's use (or not) of Japanese ghost and demon stories. To read that post scan down or click here.
Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural by Stephen Addiss
Ukiyo-e: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tadashi Kobayashi
Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-E Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo by Takahiro Kitamura
The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion by Yuniya Kawamura
Fruits and Fresh Fruits (photographs of Tokyo street fashion) by Shoichi Aoki
Inventing Japan: 1853-1964 By Ian Baruma
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things By Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidan (1964) Directed by Masaki Kobayashi (wide-screen DVD re-release)
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth about Reality by Brad Warner
Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization Publication Date: November 2006 (you can pre-order now) by Ian Condry (Click on Ian's name to go to his web site and listen to samples of Japanese hip-hop.)
NOTE: There is nothing authoritative or definitive about this list. Please feel free to add your own relevant or random recommendations!