It's easy to describe this book: about 200 pages of photographs of Japanese interiors, exteriors, and decoration-and-details. The small format book (about 5"x6") has almost no text, just one-sentence captions like "The serenity of a Kyoto interior garden, Tawaraya" (also in German and French). If you're looking for history, background, or how-to, this book will disappoint you. But if you want to see gorgeous examples of, as the title indicates, Japanese style, this is a great little book.
If you're interested in Japanese design, from gardens to woodworking to home decoration, or in anything that builds on Japanese style (such as the Arts & Crafts movement), you're sure to enjoy this collection of pictures. From baths to sleeping spaces to moss-covered rock carvings, there's plenty here to inspire you and cause you to say, "Hey, what if we put a wooden screen like THAT into our new bathroom?"
But even if you don't care about putting any of this to practical use, these pictures are just undeniably pretty. Any one of these pages would be a candidate for a soothing calendar photo. At such a modest price, this is among the best values you'll find for a "coffee table book."