Top 11 books about Japan

By Christopher Hardin | 2019-10-10 | including 11 items |
In Japan Story, I set out to trace the extraordinary influence of these two tales in shaping modern Japan and its image around the world, across a tumultuous century-and-a-half. I wanted to explore, too, the fascinating range of alternative stories that people in modern Japan have told about their country: visions of what they hoped it might become, playing out across politics and music, art and philosophy, family and work, dance and religion, literature, folklore and film. Here are 10 books that offer a taste of this rich and plural, endlessly inventive place:
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#1  The Legends of Tono
Book / 9780739127674 / Kunio Yanagita, Ronald A. Morse  / September 18, 2008 / 1 / ..:::
#2  Kokoro
Book / 9780143106036 / Natsume Soseki, Meredith McKinney  / February 23, 2010) / 1 / ..:::
#4  The Tale of Genji
Book / 9780142437148 / Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler  / November 26, 2002 / 2 / ..:::