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A Strange Tale From East Of The River And Other Stories by Kafū Nagai
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Jul 15, 09

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For anyone who wants to feel, see, hear, and sample a taste of old Tokyo, this work, A Strange Tale from East of the River, is an enriching experience, particularly for those who have lived in Tokyo for an any extended period of time.

These fascinating stories are richly colored with the life of that period. The stories evoke a lingering feeling for that bygone era, where everything was simpler, yet, to the modern reader, feels more enchanting. Also, this collection would be an interesting read for anyone who has read a lot of contemporary Japanese fiction and wants a change of scenery, pace, and flavor from the modern Japanese settings we are familiar with.
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I fell in love with Kaneto Shindo's film of this: Bokuto Kidan.


Gertrude & Victoria He's made some great samurai films. Haven't seen Bokuto Kidan yet, but I'll take your word for it. It must be quite good.


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