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A Japanese Boy

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The author describes his traditional, Japanese childhood, the games, the family life and the festivals.

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Hardcover, 132 pages
Published August 21st 2008 by BiblioLife
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In a small, quaint fishing town of Imabari, nestled in the midst of Mt. Myozin and adorned with elegant Buddhists temples, there lived a humble Japanese boy who prayed to Tenjinsan (the god of penmanship) for blessing him with a dexterous hand at Japanese calligraphy. He sat separating his quiet sister from his jovial younger brother across his parents during family dinners of rice and a pickled vegetable dish; exclusively served by the eldest daughter-in-law. He knew the intricacies of boiling ...more
A bit slow, and there's not much of a "red thread", but great if you want to learn about Japanese culture in the early 1900's and beautiful language! An example:

The day advanced rapidly; the sun wheeled down without tarrying, and in the trackless forest the evening gloom gathered early. Mute admiration, commingled with despair, seized the travelers as they surveyed the forest grandeur in its twilight robe. The unpruned trees thrust out dry broken arms from near the roots; the leaves sere and so
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Primary Sources, Historical Collections: A Japanese Boy, with a Foreword by T. S. Wentworth A Japanese boy, by himself

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