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Japanese Fiction Round-Up #1 | Short Stories

I love Japanese writing. The fact that the text has been translated from the Japanese and that this is very evident on reading, really appeals to me. 688 more words


FRIDAY 56: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The aim is to share a few sentences of a book (whether it’s the one you’re currently reading or not) so other people might be enticed to pick it up. 106 more words


REVIEW: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

After the death of her grandmother Mikage struggles to cope and finds herself moving in with a young friend of her grandmothers, Yuichi and his transgender mother Eriko. 311 more words


Banana Yoshimoto

“I ricordi veramente belli continuano a vivere e a splendere per sempre, pulsando dolorosamente insieme al tempo che passa”
(Banana Yoshimoto)



My Japanese Bookshelf, Part 2: You Say Banana, I Say Yoshimoto

About three or four years ago I was standing in the queue at HMV looking at the small and seemingly random selection of paperbacks available in the aisles, when this caught my eye: 898 more words


What does your cooking type say about you?

I recently read Banana Yoshimoto’s “Kitchen”. This riveting paper back started with a very simple declaration by the author:

“The place I like best in this world is the kitchen.

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The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction

This review first appeared in the online journal The Literateur.

Take a map of the world, turn it 90° clockwise and you have the designer Kenya Hara’s vision of Eurasia as a… 1,411 more words