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Japan! Anderson International Festival 2014
Japan! Anderson International Festival 2014
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Paperback) by Yukio Mishima (Author) John Nathan (Translator). After reading this, I wondered what kind of mind could think of this, and started reading more of Mishima Yukio's works and studied Japanese literature.
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I love Japanese literature. I was attracted to this book as I heard Tanizaki was a good writer (he was), plus this edition had a beautiful cover. The image is taken from a vintage kimono pattern.
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junichiro tanizaki | book cover | illustration
Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino’s award-winning literary mystery Out.
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OUT... by Natsuo Kirino... One of my favorite books and it is unnerving.
Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino’s award-winning literary mystery Out. This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the...
I still haven't started this one. It was the March book for book club.
Japanese folktales for kids. List and reviews of great picture books to read aloud. May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
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Japanese folktales for kids. List and reviews of great picture books to read aloud.
Japanese folk tales for kid. List and reviews of great picture books to read aloud.
Themed Picture Book Lists
16 Japanese Folktales for Kids - What Do We Do All Day?
Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (and translated by Jay Rubin) is a coming-of-age novel which follows the story of a young Japanese couple who, under the pressures of college life, start to withdraw from each other, with one subsequently reaching out to others, and the other one imprisoning herself further and further in her own world.
Yup, I think this is worth reading :)
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – Book Cover Design by John Gall
The Book Cover Archive: Norwegian Wood, design by John Gall
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Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Book One: Florence Sakade, Yoshisuke Kurosaki: 0676251834499: Amazon.com: Books
Murasaki Shikibu: "The Tale of Genji" A beautiful story in this classic work of Japanese literature written by the Japanese noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century
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Finish reading a new fiction book each week
Highly recommended: a personal matter by one of my favorite authors, Kenzaburo Oe. I was a Japanese literature major in college - go figure...
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Brown Bag Book Club Selection, February 26: When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at Seattle's Panama Hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a personal quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment and of Keiko, a Japanese girl whose love transcended cultures and generations.
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Goodreads | Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
All month long the Gambrell Teen Center is showing Fruits Basket to celebrate Japan's influence on pop culture
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it starts from a comic book
My favorite anime!!!
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Fruits Basket Japanese Manga series also known as Furuba Manga comic. Fruits Basket is fantasy and romantic Japanese manga comic. Fruits Basket manga series is written by Natsuki Takaya and published by Hakusensha.
As part of the festival, our nonfiction book club, the Bookmarkers, is discussing Haruki Murakami's "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" on Feb 3!
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one of my favorite books.
Book cover of "What I talk about when I talk about running" by Haruki MURAKAMI (Japanese author) - "I wake up, but where? I don't just think this, I actually voice the question to myself: "Where am I?" As if I didn't know: I'm here. In my life. A feature of the world that is my existence." (in Dance, Dance, Dance, 1988) a/w 2012 reading list.
Our YA Book Club is discussing #Ink by Amanda Sun on Feb 12 at 5!
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Ink (The Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun. This book is super amazing, yet so unique and different from other YA novels that I have read.
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As part of the AIF celebration of Japan, come to the Belton Library to see "Legend of the Millennium Dragon". From IMDb: "A 15-year-old boy goes 1200 years back in time to find his unlikely destiny as the savior to end the war between humans and demons."
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The Belton Branch is showing Kiki's Delivery Service on Jan. 18th!
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Kiki's Delivery Service Un film di Hayao Miyazaki. Con Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Rei Sakuma, Akio Ohtsuka, Chika Sakamoto. Titolo originale Majo no Takkyuubin. Animazione, Ratings: Kids, durata 99' min. - Giappone 1989.
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Kiki's Delivery Service. This was like my FAVORITE movie as a kid. I had it on VHS and watched it all the time!
Kiki's Delivery Service from 1989 is another delightful Miyazaki Studio Ghibli film. Not much in the way of plot this one but as always more than pleasant and plenty of moral and ethical lofe lessons. See all his films.
Anderson International Festival--January 10-March 31, 2014
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With a determined plan to reunite his mother and father, the 10-year-old boy named Wataru knowingly enters a fantasy realm inhabited by a goddess who has the power to change destiny. With the help of the Lizard Boy, the Cat Girl, and the Fire-breathing Dragon, Wataru faces a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. One way or another, the young hero must reach the Tower of Destiny and bring his mother and father back together again.
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I typically don't read books twice. But I will read this book way more than just twice. One of the best books I've ever read.
Brave Story (Novel) by Miyuki Miyabe
Looks like a children's book but I recommend mid-teens and up. A young boy whose parents are divorcing, the mother tries to kill herself and he wants things back to normal. He learns he can go to a magical world called Vision and change his fate by getting a key but he has a rival and only one can get the key. 800 pages, a bit dark in places, fantasy world and almost video game-esque quality but a good read.
favorite book of all time!
Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. But she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Book cover by Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd Discusses the Book Jacket for Haruki Murakami’s Forthcoming Novel 1Q84 « Knopf Doubleday - Knopf
...1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. #1Q84 #harukimurakami #beautiful #bookcover
1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami & designed by Chip Kidd. On my reading list
The board title says it: a book worth reading
It tells the tale of a young woman who moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother, hoping to get over her grief and start a career as a graphic artist. She finds herself spending too much time staring out her window, though ... until she realizes she’s gotten used to seeing a young man across the street staring out his window, too.
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Christopher King book designer
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Written in the eleventh century, this portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. The Tale of Genji is a very long romance, running to fifty-four chapters and describing the court life of Heian Japan, from the tenth century into the eleventh.
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The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Murasaki Shikibu
Worth reading again and again. Beautiful language, poetry, a Casanova prince, palace politics, and a study of love
"When Ruth finds a piece of debris washed up on a beach on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest she discovers the diary of sixteen-year-old Nao, living in Tokyo, who decides that death is the only escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century."
In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki When a Canadian novelist discovers a Hello Kitty lunch box washed up on the beach of her remote island—perhaps debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami—she becomes engrossed by the diary she finds inside, written by a suicidal Tokyo teen who hopes to tell the history of her centenarian grandmother. Doreen calls it "an enthralling, mesmerizing read which leaves the reader with much to ponder...not one word or image is out of place."
Written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself.
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"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida - this book was written by a 13 year old with autism. fascinating reading, and his story as well. written in Question and Answer format due to his challenges, but so great!
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism: Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida, David Mitchell
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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism, by Naoki Higashida. I am starting this today.
"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida - sounds really interesting! Adding this to my never ending reading list!!!!
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
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5th Grade recommended reading
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata, illustrated by Julia Kuo. Find this on the New Books shelf under j KAD.
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata, illustrated by Julia Kuo. Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers. Find this under j KAD.
Runaway Horses (The Sea of Fertility #2) by Yukio Mishima, Michael Gallagher (Translator) 4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 · rating details · 1,348 ratings · 74 reviews Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos. He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and usurping the Emperor’s rightful power. As the conspiracy unfolds and unravels, Mishima brilliantly chronicles
Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos. He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and usurping the Emperor’s rightful power. As the conspiracy unfolds and unravels, Mishima brilliantly chronicles the conflicts of a decade that saw the fabric of Japanese life torn apart.
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After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman.