Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “古道具 中野商店 [Furudōgu Nakano Shōten]” as Want to Read:
古道具 中野商店 [Furudōgu Nakano Shōten]
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

古道具 中野商店 [Furudōgu Nakano Shōten]

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  900 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
Außer dir hatte ich nur meinen Hund, und der ist jetzt tot“, gesteht der scheue Takeo seiner Hitami. Und dieser Satz zeugt zugleich von der ungelenken wie zarten Art und Weise, in der Takeo seine Gefühle äußert. Zusammen mit Hitami, aus deren Sicht die Geschichte erzählt wird, arbeitet der junge Japaner im Trödelladen von Herrn Nakano. Während der alltäglichen Zusammenarbe ...more
339 pages
Published 2008 by Shinchōsha (first published April 1st 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 古道具 中野商店 [Furudōgu Nakano Shōten], please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 古道具 中野商店 [Furudōgu Nakano Shōten]

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Michael
Oct 28, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On a suburban street in Tokyo lies a quaint little shop called "The Nakano Thrift Shop", that is home for all the nick nacks you could ever want. But while what can be found inside is wondrous, it is the lives of those that work there that is the most fascinating. The store's owner, Mr Nakano for one is on his 3rd marriage, has 3 children, and spends his time working and spending time with his lovers or as he calls them "the Bank". His sister Masayo is also a hopeless romantic who think she has ...more
Liviu
Mr. Nakano's Trinkets Shop

"On a commercial street in a suburb of Tokyo, there was a seemingly trivial trinkets shop. But here, in a space with nostalgic scent, a succession of betrayed or unfulfilled love stories are weaved with refinement and subtlety. Nakano a late middle age man, owner of the shop, currently in his third marriage and third child with third wife, longs for something undefined and divides his life between his beloved shop and his temporary lovers he meets at the standard Japane
...more
Simona
Feb 21, 2017 Simona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4/5 || Recenzia pe Secretele Cărților

carte iarna pravalia de maruntisuri a domnului Nakano hiromi kawakami polirom

Prăvălia cu mărunțișuri
După ce am descoperit-o pe Hiromi Kawakami mai bine în cărțile Cele zece iubiri ale lui Nishino și Vreme ciudată la Tokio, am dorit să pătrund și în universul pe care autoarea l-a creat în Prăvălia de mărunțișuri a domnului Nakano.

Ce carte straniu de simplă! Așa cum m-au obișnuit autorii japonezi, și de această dată am avut parte de un limbaj simplu, de o poveste firească, dar plină de sentimente jucăușe și caracteristice japone
...more
Alison Smith
A contemporary Japanese novel written by an award winning female writer.
As ever, I finished the novel, feeling somewhat baffled - such is the nature of Japanese fiction : oblique, dreamlike, enigmatic, subtle.
I enjoyed the book, but ...
If you want to dip your toes into the strange waters of Japanese fiction, give this one a try.
The characters are very engaging - this much I can say.
And there are passages where a trivial, daily detail is described beautifully - a sort of verbal still-life, perh
...more
Claire
Aug 29, 2016 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I absolutely adored how this was written. It was described in the bookshop as a Japanese 'Amelie', and that was so right. I love how episodic it was, and how Kawakami introduced the characters and took the narrative along.

It reminded me of 'This Should be Written in the Present Tense' by Helle Helle, and I'd really like to read more Kawakami and translated lit.
Cristina
Apr 23, 2013 Cristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japonesa
Con apenas referencias del mundo asiático resulta arriesgado escribir lo que me ha parecido la novela, pero vamos allá.

El inicio del libro me llevó mentalmente a las imágenes de los suculentos platos que aparecen en la película comer, beber, amar de Ang Lee . En ambos casos la atención que se presta a la comida la convierten en un protagonista más, si bien en el caso del libro el énfasis que la escritora le da al principio va perdiendo fuerza aunque nunca acabe de desaparecer del todo. A medida
...more
Roxana-Mălina Chirilă
Păi, așa deci. E o carte în care nu se întâmplă mare lucru. Domnul Nakano are o prăvălie de mărunțișuri, doi angajați, o soră, o nevastă pe care n-o vedem și (cel puțin) o amantă. Și un tic verbal: „Păi, așa deci,” cu care își începe deseori discuțiile. Mai vin oameni să vândă obiecte, mai vin oameni să le cumpere - micile povești, cu tot felul de ciudățenii, sunt cele care dau farmecul cărții.

Nu curg liniar. Uneori o poveste se întrerupe la mijloc, nitam-nisam, pentru a se povesti alta, mai vec
...more
Rise
Jun 03, 2017 Rise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-english
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Mango
Nov 20, 2016 Mango rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
งานของคุณคาวาคามินีชางเหมาะเหมงกับเพลงของ Stoondio ทอนทีรองวา "ฉันจะรูจักเธอ เทาทีเธอใหฉันรูจัก" เสียจริง

เรามีปัญหาตอนจูนกับเหลาตัวละครใน 'ความไมเรียบของความรัก' นิดหนอย ตรงทีเปิดแตละเรืองมากเหมือนอะไรๆ ดำเนินไปถึงไหนแลว แลวพอคิดวาใกลจะตามทันแลวนะ เรืองกตัดจบฉัวะเลย อารมณตอนอานเลมความไมเรียบฯ เลยเตมไปดวยความ 'อาวๆ, เดียวๆ, รอกอน' ตลอดเวลา

แตสำหรับเลมนี อารมณจับไมไดไลไมทันดูจะลดนอยไป เพราะภาพรวมมันกคือนิยายเรืองยาว เลาเรืองรานขายของเกาของคุณนากาโนะทีแตละตอนเดินเรืองดวยสินคาในราน หรือไมกเหตุการณพัว
...more
Lobo
Aug 04, 2015 Lobo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Codzienność kontra orientalizm

Pan Nakano i kobiety to książka, którą Negatywka przyniosła do domu z pracy, bo zaczęła tam czytać i chciała skończyć. Nie skończyła ostatecznie, bo ja ją przejęłam, ciągając je ze sobą przez wakacje i poczytując pomiędzy książkami do doktoratu. Byłam świeżo po lekturze Murakamiego i Kawakami wydawała się dobrym antidotum na to.
Ponieważ Murakami orientalizuje Japonię na użytek zachodniego czytelnika (generalnie mam bardzo ograniczone zaufanie wobec wszelkich produk
...more
John Armstrong
One of the most interesting things about Hiromi Kawakami is how different her books are. She’s an unusually versatile, imaginative writer, and it’s always worth asking yourself after you read one of her books, what was this book really about?

In the case of The Nakano Thrift Shop I think the answer is pretty clear. It’s about love and sex and relationships between men and women with their beginnings, middles, and sometimes ends, as experienced and related by women. In a way that seems very ”Japa
...more
Anita
Jan 05, 2017 Anita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a fan of Murakami, I have to admit that Japanese fiction always leaves me perplexed with more questions than answers at the conclusion of the story.
Hiromi Kawakami's 'The Nakano Thrift Shop' is certainly no exception. Her characters are drawn with gentle, quaintly humorous brush strokes and her settings are familiar shops, restaurants and gardens. However, the style of writing is uniquely Japanese; frequently sparse and enigmatic. As a Westerner, who has not visited Japan, I have to ask if p
...more
Sophie VERStand
Hitomi, Ende 20 arbeitet im Trödelladen von Herr Nakano. Mit zum Figurenensemble gehören noch die Schwester des Ladenbesitzers und ein schüchterner Lieferjunge namens Takeo.
Der Erzählstil der Autorin ist schrecklich eigenwillig und entgegen mancher Rezensionen fand ich wenige (nachvollziehbare) Gefühlsregungen, noch irgendwelche Empathie bei den Charakteren. Jeder lebt in diesem Laden für sich und vor sich hin, ab und an wird gemeinsam gespeist oder es werden zusammenhanglose Gespräche über Bez
...more
Lulufrances
Shocker! Low rating from me!
Not that this was by any means a bad book!
It did have its moments and it wasn't a pain in the buttocks to read or anything - but something just fell flat pour moi.
Dare I say the b-word?
Well yes, I was a lil... bored .
A whimsical Japanese episodic story which seemed more like an interlinked short story collection than a consecutive narrative (which it was, though) and didn't hold any memorable moments for me.
Oh apart from this crazy metalevel reading experience: there'
...more
Nooilforpacifists
"The Nakano Thrift Shop" is as poetic as you would expect from a modern Japanese novelist. Charming too, and peaceful, despite the tension that is the book's primary plot. The thrift shop in which the characters work becomes a metaphor for its employees: lost objects, wandering until they find someone who will value them at least as highly than they do themselves.
Billie
Mar 30, 2017 Billie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful little slice-of-life novel about the owner and employees and customers of a little Japanese thrift shop (not an antiques store). You'll want nothing more than to share a lunch of take-out noodles in the back room with Nakano and Masayo and Hitomi and Takeo.
Dianais
May 12, 2017 Dianais rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Scriitura este rigida si impiedicata, personajele sunt fade si neinteresante iar povestea este inexistenta pentru ca nu se intampla nimic de fapt. Nu a fost deloc pe gustul meu. Sper ca nu s-a intamplat nimic stralucit in ultimele 60 de pagini, eu n-am mai avut rabdare sa le citesc.
Hana
May 27, 2017 Hana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tier-1
I like Strange Weather in Tokyo better
Bruce Gargoyle
I received a copy of this title from Allen & Unwin for review.

Ten Second Synopsis:
A glimpse into the life of Hitomi, thirty-something worker at a second-hand store, and her relationships with her fellow workers.

The Nakano Thrift Shop is a quirky, funny and dreamy story that drills down on the relationships between the employees of a Japanese thrift shop. What this ended up reminding me of the most, oddly, was the narrative style of Alexander McCall Smith, with its intense focus on relationsh
...more
Goldfishing
Feb 21, 2017 Goldfishing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
<3
Crystal
Feb 02, 2017 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Nakano Thrift Shop is a small, cluttered, quasi-antique store. The owner is an odd duck, which is fitting as so are the customers, and the items they bring in to buy and sell. The main character is a young woman, Hitomi, on the verge of 30, a little lost and a little in love. In love with the shop, with the funny owner, with the cheap items she sells, with the customers and the quirky artists who wander in and out. Most of all, she is in love with a young man, Takeo, who works alongside her ...more
Elena T.
Kawakami Hiromi, ha conquistato il mio cuore con "La cartella del professore". Autrice che ha il tratto gentile di chi sa rivolgersi alle cose semplici, nonché la sublime leggerezza di chi con delicatezza ama parlarne.

Nel 2014 è uscito il suo nuovo lavoro "Le donne del Sig. Nakano", un romanzo che nonostante si discosti un po' dalla fluidità narrativa del precedente, e conservi quel tratto descrittivo incisivo caratteristico dello stile letterario giapponese, rimane piacevole come una leggera pi
...more
Lucy Wright
Aug 27, 2016 Lucy Wright rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, japan
The Nakano Thrift shop is the latest literary romance novel (litrom? romlit?) from the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo. It's about four people who work together amidst various erotic entanglements, friendships, and hardships.

In some ways, The Nakano Thrift Shop is exactly what I expected from Kawakami: nuanced, tender, gently comical, melancholy. In other ways it deviates from Strange Weather in Tokyo's simplicity, mainly through the use of intertwining narratives. These asides resurrect memo
...more
Aditi
Mar 13, 2017 Aditi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japanese-lit, e-book
Imagine this, it's almost evening, while remaining light of the day still remains you happen to come by a peculiar shop. The composition of the artifacts kept on display grabs you by attention. You stop to observe from afar while the People inside the shop carry about their daily routine. This has been my first impressions of the book. You know what I mean right?

I daresay, one must be patient with this book. During's Hitomi's 'rough phase', the pace fell drastically but I didn't want to quit.
...more
Ritja
Mein zweites Buch von Kawakami hat mir auch gut gefallen. Wieder wendet er sich der Liebe zu und strickt eine Geschichte um die Liebeswirrungen des Trödelladens von Herrn Nakano. Sowohl er als auch seine Schwester und die beiden Angestellten müssen sich mit den Wirrungen und Missverständnissen zwischen Liebenden auseinandersetzen. Wer jetzt an eine "klassische" Liebesgeschichte denkt, der irrt sich. Die Japaner lieben anders und dies wird in der Geschichte sehr deutlich. Lesenswert - da man nebe ...more
B.P.
Dec 27, 2016 B.P. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. This started as a quaint everyday story about a second-hand shop and its staff. I really enjoyed the pace and style of this book, but was disappointed with the romantic developments. Well-translated and a good example of how Japanese people communicate with each other- so much is left unsaid, a lot of indirect conversation and silence. The book made me think of my time in Japan and how many cultural faux pas I might have made in my quest to get to know people!
Kristen Barrett
I wanted to love this so much more than I did, since I'm a huge fan of Kawakami's writing. There just wasn't enough in this story to move me the way her previous books have.
There are flickers of the writing voice that I love of hers throughout the book-brief thoughts that I wish she'd keep going with, but end up stunted and left behind.
I hope another translation of a different book comes out sooner rather than later, as I have high hopes it would be a redemptive comeback for her.
Becky
Jan 15, 2017 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this light-hearted read. The way the chapters were punctuated by items in Mr Nakano's shop was a nice touch, and Kawakami's character were truly individual in their quirks and characterisations. I think the translation was a little clunky in places but I am intrigued to go seek out more Kawakami's writing by reading this.
Sean Farrell
Oct 03, 2016 Sean Farrell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Strange Weather in Tokyo, but found this book by the same author quite appalling. Dull, aimless, the characters irritating, it was a real chore to get to the end. Haven't been this disappointed for quite a while...
Isa-janis
May 28, 2015 Isa-janis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melancólico y sutil, me ha enamorado. Aunque tiene un color similar a la otra novela suya que leí, esta me ha fascinado mucho más.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
North Melbourne Book Group 1 1 Mar 20, 2017 06:07PM  
  • In the Pool
  • The Eighth Day
  • Moju: The Blind Beast
  • Parfum de glace
  • The Hunting Gun
  • Quicksand
  • A proposito di lei
  • Kinshu: Autumn Brocade
  • Die Kunst des Bücherliebens
  • The Gate
  • The River Ki
  • Hell
  • L'école de la chair
  • The Great Mirror of Male Love
  • Bride Flight
  • Muchachas
  • Slavnosti sněženek
  • The Poet
637929
Kawakami Hiromi (川上 弘美 Kawakami Hiromi) born April 1, 1958, is a Japanese writer known for her off-beat fiction.

Born in Tokyo, Kawakami graduated from Ochanomizu Women's College in 1980. She made her debut as "Yamada Hiromi" in NW-SF No. 16, edited by Yamano Koichi and Yamada Kazuko, in 1980 with the story So-shimoku ("Diptera"), and also helped edit some early issues of NW-SF in the 1970s. She re
...more
More about Hiromi Kawakami...

Share This Book