Stories of Japan

  • 255 Pages
  • 0.85 MB
  • English
One Peace Books , Long Island City, NY
Fiction, Missionaries, Hi
StatementFrances Little
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27149694M
ISBN 101935548344
ISBN 139781935548348

The late Florence Sakade was an experienced editor and author/compiler of many popular books on Japan such as A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese, Origami: Japanese Paper Folding, and Japanese Children's Favorite distinguished career spanned five decades, and she continued working until her death in at the age of Yoshisuke Kurosaki () studied at the Cited by: 2.

A Geek in Japan is a great introduction to Japanese culture including a brief history of the country that explains that the Japanese are so different because they were isolated from the rest of the world for centuries.

The book covers both traditional culture such as sumo and tea ceremonies as well as modern Japanese business and youth culture. The story follows a group of Japanese picture brides as they journey from Japan to America and eventually to the Japanese internment in camps during WWII.

This is a great book that highlights a shameful and tragic event in American history. This list contains a few books about Japanese-Americans. This is one of the more interesting and unique ones.

Japan is one of the most beguiling countries on earth, with a mile-long list of acclaimed books parsing its history and culture. After you’ve torn through the heavy-hitters (Soseki Natsume’s.

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Publisher Chronicle Books’ release, “Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic,” is the third best-selling book in ’s “Japanese literature” section. What a wonderful book.

Tales of Japan is an illustrated collection of ancient Japanese folktales. Some of the stories are a bit silly, but some are truly fascinating. The storytelling represent the Japanese logic and imagination, which is quite different from us westerners (think of /5.

If there’s one famous Japanese author, classic or contemporary, who needs no introduction, it’s Haruki Murakami. Here’s one of those rare authors in translation who is as much a household name in the West as he is in his brand of off-kilter and surrealist stories and his reliable themes of cats, lost women, jazz music, and parallel worlds, he is an author beloved the world.

Although CDJapan’s book descriptions are in Japanese, they have a huge book catalogue and offer international shipping. White Rabbit Japan is an awesome online store for Japanese graded readers especially, along with other types of reading material sorted by Stories of Japan book.

All the descriptions here are in English and the site is easy to navigate. The Penguin Collection Stories of Japan book Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Classics, ) The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is an eclectic collection by various authors such as Haruki Murakami, Yasunari.

An Artist of the Floating World By Kazuo Ishiguro, In An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro offers readers of the English language an authentic look at postwar Japan, “a floating world” of changing cultural behaviors, shifting societal patterns and troubling ro, who was born in Nagasaki in but moved to England inwrites the story of Masuji Ono.

Once Upon A Time in Japan by Japan Broadcasting Corporation – Bringing Japanese folk stories to the English-speaking world, this book presents eight stories from the popular NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s popular radio series Once Upon a Time in Japan.

Each story is illustrated by a Japanese artist. The tales recounted are among Japan. Main Purpose of a Reading Practice Material.

Note that these books purpose is not to practice reading Hiragana / Katakana (although you can also use the book for this purpose too if you’d like).The main purpose of these reading practice book will be to expand your vocabulary and get yourself used to Japanese everyday grammar pattern.

It will be hard to learn Japanese grammar with these.

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Japan’s ancient history has imbued it with a diverse literary heritage largely ignored by American literati and professors, save for a few notable wanting to further explore the full range of the country’s written works should consider this list a primer of the highlights to hit before moving on to other poems, novels, plays, comics and short stories.

Animal-Themed Japan Books for Kids. Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela S. Turner. You might have heard the story (or seen the film) about the loyal dog Hachiko, who faithfully went to the train station every day (for more than 10 years!) to wait for his owner who had passed away.

Animal lovers will adore Hachiko. Natsume Soseki is counted among Japan’s greatest writers: active in the Meiji era, he was a scholar, a poet, and a novelist.

Kokoro—meaning heart, in its various English forms—was serialized in a newspaper in The novel deals with a young man’s relationship to an elderly gentleman who he refers to as sensei, and is a study of isolation and search for : Sasha Frost.

Both tell the story of a police officer investigating a crime, and while doing so manage to present an unsentimental portrait of a society. Parts of this book might be lost on people who aren’t familiar with Japan, but it still gives a great look at Japanese society during a time of great change.

Buy now on Amazon. Shinjuku Shark by Arimasa Osawa. Japanese History - Kids: Books. 1 - 20 of 40 results. Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. QUICK ADD. What Was the Bombing of by Jess Brallier. Paperback $ See All Formats This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie.

As a Japanese learner, you can get even more out of these sites, since you’ll be developing your reading comprehension skills and diving into the world of Japanese culture and history.

From manga to short stories to classic novels, there’s so much for the book-loving Japanese learner to explore. 4. Kintaro PIXTA. Kintaro, known as "Golden Boy," is a popular story among children, though it is well-known with all of Japan.

While there are many versions of the story, the main premise is that Kintaro is a boy with super-strong powers who was brought up in Author: Melissa Tolentino. This page lists the stories by Japanese school year. Start with 1ねんせい (1 st grade, which uses hiragana only) and work up to 6 th grade as you learn more kanji.

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Many of the stories also have audio or video tracks. EhonNavi. EhonNavi is an amazing site that lets you read hundreds of different Japanese children’s picture books, all for free. The best horror stories give us insight into the host culture, a snapshot of the prevalent beliefs and anxieties at that point in time.

Interested in seeing what that picture looks like for Japan. Read on for a selection of Japanese horror books.

The Foundational Stories Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn. Genki is a highly popular series of Japanese books for beginners.

The books are easy to use and have cute illustrations. The same characters appear throughout the book, so you can follow their stories. The books were first designed for university courses, so they cover a lot of situations and vocabulary aimed at students.

This might be an. Japanese folktales are an important cultural aspect of Japan. In commonplace usage, they signify a certain set of well-known classic tales, with a vague distinction of whether they fit the rigorous definition of "folktale" or not among various types of admixed imposters are literate written pieces, dating back to the Muromachi period (14thth centuries) or even earlier times in.

W hen Japan was forced to “open up” in following more than years of its sakoku policy, the country was a mystery to the outside world.

In some ways it still is. But as an early. Following his book, “Japan Story,” which was a more traditional and chronological run-through of key events, Harding’s new work scales things down to the level of the individual.

• Japan Story: In Search of a Nation by Christopher Harding is published by Penguin, priced £ It is available from the Guardian bookshop for £22, including free UK p&p. Topics. Just like the previous two books, Reading Japanese with a Smile offers real writings from Japan. What makes this book different is the actual stories themselves.

This book has some very “interesting” titles. For example, one of the stories is called “The Rich Boy’s Urine Therapy and His Girlfriend’s Depression.”. Here are 14 Japanese authors and some of their most notable works that are definitely worth a read.

14 Japanese Authors You Should Know (And The Books You Need To Read) Kenzaburo Oe. By Thesupermat – Own work, CC BY-SALink. His novels, short stories and essays deal with political, social and philosophical issues.

When I read Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood during a trip to Japan, both the trip and the book sparked a fascination with Japanese novels that has stayed with me ever since. This list was meant to be a top five, but I simply couldn’t choose.

So instead, here are 11 great Japanese writers and the their books, available in English, that make great travel buddies for a trip to Japan. Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window is an autobiographical memoir written by Japanese television personality and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko book was published originally as 窓ぎわのトットちゃん (Madogiwa no Totto-chan) inand became an "instant bestseller" in Japan.

The book is about the values of the unconventional education that Kuroyanagi. 1. Best Overall Books: Japanese from Zero 2 Picking up where Japanese from Zero 1 left off, volume 2 is just as good, if not better.

In volume 2 of this series, you’ll concentrate on learning verbs, but you’ll also learn how to connect sentences, particles, katakana, over words and expressions, and much more.This course expands the definition of the “book” to include scrolls and albums, focusing on the reading experience of a variety of formats in Japan.

You will begin by examining rare and beautifully preserved manuscripts in the Harvard Art Museums in an introduction exploring the material properties of Japanese books and scrolls, binding techniques, and important terminology. For most book lovers, there’s really no better pleasure than stepping into a well-stocked bookstore.

The nation of Japan knows this feeling well, as the country is one built on the unadulterated love of printed Japanese, there’s even a specific a word for that ever-growing pile of yet-to-be-read books you’ve collected over the years: tsundoku (積ん読).