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The Saint of Mt. Koya
Start date
April 1, 2012
Finish date
April 30, 2012
Japanese Short-Story month
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The Saint of Mt. Koya
By Asma Fedosia · 10 posts · 36 views
last updated Dec 30, 2012 05:34PM
The Cape and Other Stories from the Japanese Ghetto
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Asma Fedosia
This excerpt from the "Introduction" defines the kind of story we're reading:

Kyoka wrote in the old style, using Kanji [Chinese] characters that a generation later were outdated, if not unreadable, to many Japanese. And his stories were often a kind of Gothic fantasy, filled with superstition and spirits and traditional ways -- hardly fashionable when machinery, mass advertising, and the Jazz Age hit Japan.
Given that there are parts of the world with larger-than-life animal and plant species,
Ricardo Moran
Dec 13, 2012 Ricardo Moran rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ricardo by: Asma Fedosia
Shelves: japan, 2012
A short story about consecuences of lust as the opposite of wanting to live a good peaceful life.
Nov 12, 2012 Motheaten rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Motheaten by: Asma Fedosia
Shelves: asian, fiction
Sep 05, 2012 Capsguy marked it as to-read
Shelves: japan
Jan 08, 2013 Stephen marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2015 Christian marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-read-fiction
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Apr 02, 2012 Mikki marked it as to-read
Recommended to Mikki by: Lindu Pindu
Shelves: asia, short-stories, japan
May 12, 2014 Melinda marked it as to-read