Chin Music Press

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Chin Music Press
Chin Music Press, Seattle.jpg
Chin Music Press' store in the Pike Place Market.
FoundersBruce Rutledge and Yuko Enomoto
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSeattle, Washington
DistributionConsortium Book Sales & Distribution[1]
Publication typesBooks

Chin Music Press is a book publishing company known for its high-quality editions.[2]


The Press was founded in Tokyo in 2002 by Bruce Rutledge and Yuko Enomoto.[3][4]They began by publishing books on contemporary Japan, but have expanded to include books on New Orleans, China, and Korea.[5]

After being located in Japan for many years, in 2014 the company opened a store located in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.[6][7][8]

Inside the Chin Music Press location at the Pike Place market in Seattle.

Notable publications[edit]

  • Yurei: The Japanese Ghost, by Zack Davisson[9][10][11]
  • The Sun Gods, by Jay Rubins[12]
  • Shiro: Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer, by Shiro Kashiba[13]
  • Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko.[14][15]


  1. ^ "Consortium Book Sales & Distribution | Our Publishers". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  2. ^ Marshall, Colin. "Here's the rare American publisher who understands the printed book". Boing-Boing. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ Kosaka, Kris. "Small presses fill a niche in books about Japan". The Japan Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ "About Chin Music Press". Chin Music Press. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Chin Music Press". Chin Music Press. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Indie Publisher Opens Book Store in Seattle". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  7. ^ "A look inside Chin Music Press, Seattle's newest bookstore". The Sun Break. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  8. ^ Pai, Shin Yu. "Japanese-inspired independent publisher Chin Music opens showroom in Pike Place Market". The International Examiner. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  9. ^ Fedotov, Svetlana. ""YUREI: THE JAPANESE GHOST" (Book Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  10. ^ Lopez Jr., Xavier. "Emerald City Comic Con Spotlight #5". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  11. ^ Donoghue, Steve. "Book review: Fables of fright from Japan in Zack Davisson's Yurei". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ Maloney, Iain. "Legendary translator Jay Rubin's novel 'The Sun Gods' evokes horror of internment camps". The Japan Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  13. ^ Garbes-Angela. "The Return of Seattle's Greatest Chef". The Stranger. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  14. ^ Honorable mention, Freeman Awards 2016.
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