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Happy Birthday #harukimurakami ! 1Q84, his surrealist meditation on love and isolation is three volumes of pure mind altering beauty. #johngall ‘s brilliant book design is a masterpiece of it’s own. Such an important work from such an important author. . . #novel #greatliterature #fiction #books #bookdesign #murakami #literature #bookcovers #1q84 #surrealism #magicalrealism #japan #japanesewriters #bookphotography #bookstyling #surrealistliterature #bookdisplay #bookstore #greatauthors #writers #lit #contemporaryliterature #happy #read #strandbookstore #inspiration #classic #masterpiece

One day, responding online to the many #questions fans ask him, a lady asked Murakami what she should do, because her cat disappeared and she couldn't find him. So he answered «Cats just disappear sometimes. You have to #love and #appreciate them while they’re near you». . . Well... Like #people, I guess. We must #learn to appreciate their #presence while they're near, because sometimes, also people just #choose to go away from us and disappear... Let's #enjoy in the meanwhile ❤️ . . #harukimurakami #murakami #birthday #70years #books #libri #instabooks #bookagram #japanesewriters #japan #cats #cat #literature #japanliterature #scrittorigiapponesi #letteratura #letteraturagiapponese

'Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in fight, searching the skies for dreams' Happy 70th birthday to my favourite writer @harukimurakamiofficial ✨💕🌕✨ Looking forward to receiving my copy of Birthday girl, released in celebration 🥃📚🎉 #harukimurakami #bookstagram #hardboiledwonderlandandtheendoftheworld #muse #quotes #quotestoliveby @instagram #inspiration #whatimreading #bookshelf #bookworm #toreadlist #bibliophile #bookreview #amreading #japanesewriters #1q84 🌕🌕 #awildsheepchase #colorlesstsukurutazaki #theelephantvanishes #kafkaontheshore #wind #pinball #thewindupbirdchronicle #killingcommendatore

Haruki Murakami turns 70 today “Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat's chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own.” ― The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle #harukimurakami #murakamiharuki #bornonthisday #thewindupbirdchronicle #literaryicons #japaneseliterature #japanesewriters #bookstagram #instabooks #instalivres #instalibros

ariamonkey
(@stellinacollassata)

10 Days 4 Hours Ago

Il richiamo del Japan💚 Japan is calling me.I absolutely fell in love with japanese literature when I was about twenty years old.The first author I read was Murakami,with his "Tokyo blues Norwegian woods" then I started reading every japanese author available in Italy: Banana Yoshimoto,Tanizaki,Mishima,Mori Ogai,Wataya Risa,Yasunari Kawabata,Kazuo Ishiguro and so on... When I read about Japan and Japanese culture I feel at home💚 #muratasayaka#edizionieo#japan#japaneseauthor#literature#japanforever#japanesewriters#culture#passion#oriente#sollevante#instabook#picoftheday#bestoftheday#readingislove#feltrinellimilano#altreletterature

"In the beginning, woman was truly the sun. An authentic person. Now she is the moon, a wan and sickly moon, dependent on another, reflecting another's brilliance." ~~ Raicho Hiratsuka (1886-1971). Right now I am trying to find out all I can about this intriguing pioneering Japanese writer, journalist and a feminist and, in general, feminism in Japan of the 1920s (and before). If you have anything in mind, let me know.😊 The thing is, this quote irresistibly reminds me of the poststructuralist feminist writings of Luce Irigaray and Helene Cixous. It was interesting to find the same 'line of thought' expressed in the writtings of a woman living in the times and the social context so different to Europe and Paris of the 60s/70s. Even if my interpretation of Hiratsuka's words is not aligned with the meaning some Japanese culturologist would assign to it, still I am enjoying it so much! 💖 #raichohiratsuka #feminisminjapan #earlyfeminism #feminism #feministwriters #japan #japanesewriters #quotes #inspiringquotes

Joanna2017eu
(@joanna2017eu)

25 Days 23 Hours Ago

Really like this one 💚 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata #sayakamurata #conveniencestorewoman #japanesewriters

Analía | 📚🐕
(@isleofanalia)

27 Days 20 Hours Ago

"What is to be done with such memories? They get scattered, left behind. Over these past few years, more pleasant recollections have taken the lead, informing all the rest, like a flock of birds, heading as one body along an altered course of nostalgia." . In these quiet, sad stories set in World War II era Japan, characters grapple with loss. They have lost loved ones, but they are also losing ways of life, centuries of culture breaking before an inevitable wave Westernization. The stories in this collection are delicate and beautiful, filled with nostalgia and grace. #currentlyreading #thelawsofevening #maryyukariwaters #readwomen #asianwriters #japanesewriters #shortstories #booksandfood #ramen

‘Ikiru’ the translation being ‘to live’ is essentially the Film itself, a universal narrative repeating throughout eternity. The slim: A bureaucrat, 30 years into his paper pushing position, discovers he has cancer. Now comes the realization that his life has been one without meaning, and now facing death, he attempts to fill the emptiness, looking to others to illuminate what it is that one does in life. Ultimately, the answer does indeed arrive, from the least expected source, thereupon setting him off to complete his final chapter. Not a new story, for sure. However, we’re talking about Akira Kurosawa, the brilliant Japanese Director. With ‘Ikiru’ Kurosawa accomplishes what others Films failed to do so, he gets the idea right, bequeathing the viewer a beautiful mental note that ‘time is indeed short.’ Kurosawa, known for monumental spectacles, set aside awe and grandeur to create this miniature cinematic gem sparkling with cautionary rhythms. The Black/White photography worked harmoniously with the Film’s narrative creating powerful images that, at times, were absent of dialogue. Gray plays an unusually balanced role, especially in certain scenes where the two dominating shades are relaxed in fixed positions. In any given scene you may witness 50 shades of gray, thereby later on, thinking back, you question whether the Film was in color. Manny #ikirufilm #ikirumovie #akirakurosawa #japanesedirectors #japanesefilms #japanesemovies #tokyofilmfestival #cannesfilmfestival #japanesewriters #film #planetmanny21

Guidable Japan
(@guidablejapan)

2018-12-03 16:31:31

📚 Fancy a walk in Nastume Soseki’s steps through Tokyo? Natsume Soseki is a famous writer in Japanese literature. Some of his works include I Am a Cat, Kokoro, and Botchan. We have listed an Old Tokyo Guide featuring some famous Natsume Soseki spots to check out. The first stop though is the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum and cafe in Waseda. Link in bio for new article about Old Tokyo and Natsume Soseki. ・ ・ ・ ・ #natsumesoseki #japaneseliterature #natsumesosekimemorialmuseum #japanesewriters #japan #japaneseculture #guidable #writersinjapan #tokyo #natsumesosekitokyo #instajapan #photography #travel #日本 #夏目漱石

"...no es que no deba existir un factor de riesgo, y, en realidad, cuanto mayor sea el peligro, tanto mejor" #junichirotanizaki #thekey #lallave #japanesewriters #bookstagram #instabook #leeresunvicio #bibliofilia

Ever since I read Kakuzo Okakura's 'The book of tea' I've been obsessed with Japanese philosophy and literature (I wanna go to Japan so bad!🏯). Since then I read 'In Praise of Shadows' by Junichiro Tanizaki (which I also loved) and Yukio Mishima's 'Confessions of a mask'. Jesus, I already knew the dude was intense given how he died - seppuku, in case you were wondering - but I wasn't expecting the book to have so many references about his suicide wish (apparently thinking about other men committing seppuku turned him on 😐) but nonetheless it was still a great read and I'm still fascinated by him! I really wanna read more books by Japanese authors, do you know any you can recommend? . . . . . #books #reading #reader #bookstagram #bookstagramer #bookworm #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklover #bookaddict #instareads #book #bookaholic #literature #japaneseliterature #japaneseauthors #japanesewriters #yukiomishima #picoftheday

Ogata Tetsuo
(@ogatatetsuo)

2018-11-30 10:14:21

Novo unboxing JB COMERCIO GLOBAL #jbcomercioglobal #unboxing #livros #livrosjapao #instabooks #booktube #bookholic #autoresjaponeses #nijitv #literaturajaponesa #japaneseliterature #japanesewriters E um muito obrigado à JB Comércio Global. CHECK THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/9Hmonu7heFE

De brug der dromen van de Japanse schrijver Jun'ichiro Tanizaki verpakt in een elegante zachtroze furoshiki. ❤️❤️❤️ €34,95 samen €39,90. #debrugderdromen #junichirotanizaki #japanesewriters #josvos #nederlandsevertaling #bridgeofdreams #japanseliteratuur #japaneseliterature @debezigebij

Tanya Geddes
(@tanya_geddes)

2018-11-28 12:33:49

“Over and over, we begin again,” ~Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen 🍌 . . . Change is the only constant in life. Why then do we cling so much to keeping everything the same? Control and permanence is an illusion. . . . Perhaps the only thing to do is dive into the unknown from time to time, in the hope that we can learn something about ourselves and those around us 🌊

I try to space out reading books written by writers I love. It helps put their work into perspective and also diminishes the sense of familiarity that you get with an author's style. I had promised myself that I won't read a Murakami this year becase the last two books that I read did not excite me the way his writing usually does. But then books, like everything else in life, are utterly unpredictable and usually have a way of changing set plans etched in your head. "After The Quake" made its way to me at my favourite local bookstore and its relatively slim volume made me decide to give it a chance over a weekend. If Norwegian Wood made me fall in love with Murakami, this will be the book that will be remembered as the one that reignited that spark. 'After The Quake' is a collection of six short stories about people who have been affected by the Kobe earthquake. And in true Murakami fashion he brings in the bizarre with the mundane, he'll make you recall your loneliest moments and make you feel love that's achingly beautiful.

My most recent ebook purchase was inspired by a post from the legendary Patti Smith. The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories, edited by Jay Rubin and introduced by Haruki Murakami. I am very excited about this collection, many of the stories appear here in English for the first time. And I love that while it covers a longish period (from the 19th century to our days), it is organized by general themes. #thepenguinbookofjapaneseshortstories #jayrubin #harukimurakami #japaneseshortstories #japaneseliterature #japanesewriters #literatureintranslation #readtheworld ##relatosjaponeses #shortstories #relatos #cuentos #instalibros #instabooks #instalivres #bookstagram

(@booksanna)

2018-11-19 09:06:38

Skończyłam czytać ten dość krótki, ale jakże różnorodny zbiór opowiadań Akutagawy. Da się wyczuć wielką wrażliwość tego pisarza, tytułowe opowiadanie „Życie pewnego szaleńca” zaczyna się listem Akutagawy z 20 czerwca 1927 roku, czyli miesiąc przed popełnieniem samobójstwa: „Teraz żyję w najbardziej nieszczęśliwym szczęściu. Jakże głęboko współczuję tym, którzy mają złych współmałżonków, złe dzieci i tak złych rodziców jak ja. A więc żegnaj. Wiedz, że pisząc nie zamierzałem świadomie siebie tłumaczyć.” Moje ulubione opowiadania to „Pajęcza nić” - przypowieść o działaniu karmy ( z morałem, że jednak karma wraca 😉), a także „W gąszczu” - opowiadanie oparte na zeznaniach świadków uczestniczących w tym samym wydarzeniu, które pokazują, że jest tyle prawd ile świadków, a ludzie w zależności od sytuacji przybierają stosowne maski. Z kolei czytając „W krainie wodników” miałam momentami wrażenie jakbym czytała jakąś fantastyczną opowieść Vonneguta, a tak naprawdę jest to antyutopia i krytyka japońskiego społeczeństwa. Zbiór polecam, a Akutagawa dołącza do moich ulubionych japońskich pisarzy 😉 Teraz pozostaje mi tylko obejrzeć film Kurosawy „Rashomon” #akutagawaryunosuke #życieszaleńca #wydawnictwodialog #literaturajaponska #japaneseliterature #okagesama #japan #japanesewriters #książka #czytam #czytambolubię #bookstagram #instabook #bookphotography #instagramczyta #bookstagramtopasja #igreads

Bo Ilsoe
(@boilsoe)

2018-11-18 10:56:42

What a great book #harukimurakami #bestbook #japanesewriters

You know i'm all about that double book life 😊📚 2 books on the go always always means a #guiltfree #reread so dusting off another #murakami 🖤❤️✨ really looking forward to reading #jodipicoult as she has been on my to read list for ages!! 😍 #bookwormproblems #smallgreatthings #hardboiledwonderlandandtheendoftheworld #borrowedbooks #bookstagram #amreading #ilovebooks #booknerd #books #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #bookreview #whatimreading #bookclub @kimmersbooks #bookshelf #kimmersbooks #authors #toreadlist #bookrecommendations #japanesewriters #womenwriters #womenauthors #bookworm

(@booksanna)

2018-11-14 11:55:57

Coś IG tutaj szwankuje, więc raz jeszcze 😉 W oczekiwaniu na drugą część nowej powieści Murakamiego postanowiłam sięgnąć po innych autorów z Japonii, jako że dosyć ta literatura japońska przypada mi do gustu. Do tej pory czytałam książki Hiromi Kawakami, Natsuo Kirino, ostatnio właśnie Osamu Dazai, który mnie zafascynował i tym razem udało mi się znaleźć Akutagawę - na „Życie szaleńca” już od jakiegoś czasu polowałam. Akutagawy chyba specjalnie przedstawiać nie trzeba, ale dla mnie będzie to pierwsze spotkanie z tym pisarzem. Podobnie jak Osamu Dazai w dość młodym wieku popełnił samobójstwo. Natomiast Durian Sukegawa był dla mnie dotychczas pisarzem nieznanym, ponieważ jest to chyba jego pierwsza książka przetłumaczona na język polski (?), a usłyszałam o nim przy okazji filmu o tym samym tytule co książka, którego niestety nie udało mi się obejrzeć, więc pomyślałam, że sięgnę po książkę. Jak tylko skończę „Ślepnąc od świateł” zabiorę się za te książeczki, a jeśli polecacie coś w temacie literatury japońskiej to będę wdzięczna za info 🙋🏻‍♀️ #literaturajaponska #japaneseliterature #akutagawa #akutagawaryunosuke #życieszaleńca #wydawnictwodialog #duriansukegawa #kwiatwiśniiczerwonafasola #wydawnictwouniwersytetujagiellońskiego #książka #czytam #czytambolubię #bookstagram #instabook #bookphotography #instagramczyta #bookstagramtopasja #igreads #japanesewriter #japanesewriters

KJ Southworth
(@kj_southworth)

2018-11-09 16:00:19

Female Friday - The history books are filled with stories of writers who were a head of their time, most of them are men. Murasaki Shikibu was the daughter of a scholar, born in Japan in the late 900’s. She was known to be precocious and became fluent in Chinese, what was then considered an obscure language at the time, by listening outside the door while her father taught her brothers. After the death of her husband, in her late 20's, she was invited to serve as a lady in waiting to Empress Shōshi at the Imperial Court. It was during this time that she wrote ‘The Tale of Genji’, a 54 chapter novel that depicted the trials and tribulations of legendary Heian court society at its peak. Over 1000 years later, her work is legendary and considered one of the world's first novels. Murasaki is arguably the world's first modern novelist. . . . . . #murasaki #japaneselegend #japan #japanesewriters #newauthor #favouritebooks #theline #scifinovel #scifiwriter #femalewriters #scifi #sciencefiction ##fantasy #kjsouthworthasy #pageturner #femalehero #newbook #debutnovel #postapocolyptic #instagramjapan ##china

Dave H.
(@spinozahume)

2018-11-06 10:41:01

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami (2014) This collection of seven stories, touching on the experience of alienation and insight produced by relationships or a lack thereof, create the impression that Murakami is attempting to nullify the first half of the trite adage: can’t live with them; can’t live without them. He succeeded beautifully.

In Tokyo meeting international writers https://www.facebook.com/138372393537927/posts/258392824869216/ #novels #nonfiction #australianwriters #japanesewriters #yokohama #rightinfrontofme

Murasaki Shikibu wrote what is believed to be the first novel, The Tale of Genji. All of the above quotes by Murasaki are from the Tale of Genji. #quotes #historicalquotes #quotesbywomen #quotesfromhistory #womeninhistory #tpt #teacherspayteachers #historyteachers #worldhistory #asianhistory #japanesewriters #womenauthors #japanesehistory

DancingSufi
(@dancing_sufi)

2018-10-30 00:54:03

I asked the extremely curious, and agile its name, and the cat said, ' "I forget my name,”... “I had one, I know I did, but somewhere along the line I didn’t need it anymore. So it’s slipped my mind.'~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore. #cat #cats #harukimurakamiquotes #harukimurakami #murakami #kafkaontheshore #japanesewriters #japan #wordporn #writers

2 books on the go always 📚😍 Blue skies nowhere to be found today, thought Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage would be the perfect companion ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️ #harukimurakami #nofilter #sky #colorlesstsukurutazaki #murakami #bibliophile #bookstagram #amreading #toreadlist #bookworm #bookrecommendations #bookshelf #ilovebooks #bookstagrammer #bookreview #whatimreading #bookclub @kimmersbooks #booknerd #japanesewriters

A ten-year-old nameless narrator holds the reins of this impressive novella. Lauded by Haruki Murakami for her narrative control and stylistic diversity , Kawakami pins her narrative on a young awkward boy who counts his steps while walking up to the only place that matters the most to him- a sandwich counter in a shopping mall. That’s where the object of his interest Miss Ice Sandwich works, a nickname he lovingly gave her because of the electric blue eyeliner that she uses. He has been in love with Miss Ice Sandwich ever since his mother first took him to the sandwich stand and he goes to buy a sandwich everyday even though he doesn’t like it that much.  Kawakami’s first book to be translated into English is wonderfully presented keeping the simplicity and the aesthetic core intact. The stream of consciousness pulls the reader into the innocent world of the narrator that is filled with longing and loneliness. He talks to his mother but his mother is either too busy or too tired to respond, his father has been dead for a long time and he vaguely remembers him in small bursts of memories. He shares his secrets with his grandmother who is bedridden and slowly dying and who cannot respond to his attempts to conversate with her. Miss Ice Sandwich is a like a distant dream that would never become a reality and yet her existence brings a sense of solace and happiness to our young narrator. It’s his only friend Tutti who he interacts with on a daily basis and is the one who helps him grow as an individual and pushes him to express his feelings for Miss Ice Sandwich. Kawakami creates vivid snapshots with her controlled and impressive narrative and Miss Ice Sandwich is nothing short of a fine penmanship. #japanesewriters #miekokawakami #japanesefiction #bookpost #bookstagram #bookreviews

(@thequietbookshelf)

2018-10-14 06:27:51

It’s here, it’s here! Haruki Murakami’s much-anticipated new novel, “Killing Commendatore” has arrived! The novel centers on a Tokyo painter who, after his marriage falls apart, seeks refuge in the isolated home of an elderly artist. When he discovers a painting in the house’s attic, he sets off a chain of mysterious events that he must see to their strange conclusion. Translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goosen, and published by @aaknopf, the Bookshelf is excited to read this new work by a favorite author, and is happy to name it Book Number 175. #booksofinstagram #greatreads #fiction #harukimurakami #killingcommendatore #japanesewriters #knopfpublishing

A thirty-something portrait painter from Tokyo finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist after being abandoned by his wife. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances, and to close it he must undertake an epic journey. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art (as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby) Haruki Murakami’s new masterpiece, Killing Commendatore, is a stunning work of imagination that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.

(@msahmadu)

2018-10-09 02:10:25

Location: @foylesforbooks Charing Cross Road, London Much excitement while getting seated for the Japan Foundation Author Talk with @sayaka_murata_ author of Convenience Store Woman, which won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. #writers #日本文学 #ロンドン #japanesewriters #londonevents #foylesbookshop #foyleslondon #sayakamurata #konbininingen #bookishthings #japaneseliterature #igreads #akutagawaaward #instareaders📚 #instareaders #readersofig #bookishlove #📖 #bookstafam #msahmadu #readersofinstagram #bookstagramjapan #本好き #igbooks #instabookstagram #文学 #訳本 #bookstagramnigeria #conveniencestorewoman

Bought this #book after reading the #review by @obsessivemom06 for it was done really well So happy that I did for its an amazing read - simple language with great imagery I am in two minds about #japanesewriters for the writing seems simplistic but is actually pretty layered What's your thought here? Any favourite Japanese #authors? #shalzmojosays #gurgaondiaries #bookporn

A.M.Hauldren
(@amhauldren)

2018-10-06 08:06:27

Today’s topic is: The masks we wear. Do you feel like you have to wear a mask in certain situations in life? . . I feel we all had a time in life we had to wear a mask, we had to pretend we were who we were not or felt what we didn’t actually feel. Maybe not entirely, but at least partially. Maybe the mask was translucent, only with a fake smile drawn at the bottom of it, to cover our fear, sadness or dispair. To not to bother other people with our true feelings at that moment. What is the reason behind putting a mask on? Sometimes it is a try to hide something we don’t like and present ourselves to the world in a different light, sometimes it is a fear to show who we truly are, or simple shame of what would others think about all the scars in our faces if we removed the mask. But I think we should at least try and put it down, if not for all the world to see at least for the ones we love the most. There is too much pretense, too much shame about being wrong and fear to show the insecurities we have. But once we all put the masks down and look into each other’s faces, we will find we are not the only ones with the scars, we all have wrinkles of time and maybe a grey hair or too from life. And only then we will know that it’s ok, the scars and wrinkles make us who we are. . . “Of course, according to one theory a mask is apparently the expression of an extremely metaphysical aspiration to give oneself a kind of transcendental disguise, for the mask is not simply something compensatory.” . . “[...]love strips the mask from each of us, and we must endeavor for those we love to put the mask on so that it can be taken off again. For if there is no mask to start with, there is no pleasure in removing it, is there?” ― Kōbō Abe, The Face of Another . . #koboabe #thefaceofanother #japanesewriter #japanesewriters #japan #absurdistfiction #flowersandbooks #booksandflowers

Kari Maldonado
(@aoikarin)

2018-10-04 19:28:04

頭は間違うことがあっても血は間違わない。 . . . . . #japanesewriters #literature #japanese #nakajimaatsushi #bungostraydogs

(@msahmadu)

2018-10-03 04:09:33

Obviously, my mumu button is working today seeing as I deleted my post by mistake 🙄 Can't write that plenty English again now abeg. Somtin somtin somtin somtin somtin somtin. #japaneseliterature #igreaders #instareaders📚 #instareaders #readersofig #bookishlove #📖 #bookstafam #bookishthings #msahmadu #readersofinstagram #bookstagramjapan #msahmadu #本好き #igbooks #訳本 #be #instabookstagram #文学 #今日は本を読もう #bookstagramnigeria #bookstagramafrica #bookstafam #japanesewriters #bebracelet

I’ve officially got 4 books on the go but this just arrived: ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata 💛💀I cant wait to read it so here we are...💛 . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #japan #japanesewriting #femalewriters #books #bookstagram #reading #international #conviencestorewoman #japanesewriters #travel #saturdayvibes #chill #read #lesbianswithbooks #bed #relax #sitdown #quiettime #imalsodoingafacemask

"Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that." Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (1987) I'm indulging myself today because yesterday I disappointed myself. I got a not-too-terrible but personally very disappointing grade in one of my exams and spent the better half of yesterday afternoon feeling very sorry for myself. I have a million and one things to do this week for work and for study. But, this morning, I slept in until 11, made myself a nice big @jingtea tea-tiere full of @birdandblendtea's Spiced Pumpkin Pie and sat and read Killing Commendatore, sent to me by the lovely team at @vintagebooks. Balance is restored. Enough things in my life have gone wonderfully, unexpectedly well in the last few months that I really can't complain about a bad grade. I really don't have the right to. In the grand scheme of karmic balance, winning some and losing some, I've come out on top. And for that I am grateful. Happy Thursday lunchtime everyone. #qotd: How do you deal with disappointment? It could be exam results, messing up at work, anything. _____ #openbookshelf #bookworm #bookshelf #teaandbooks #booksandtea #bookworming #teaporn #teaware #glassteacup #glassteaware #authenticliving #metime #selfcare #harukimurakami #norwegianwood #murakamiquotes #japanesewriters #japaneseculture #murakamibookclub

**Book Mail** This Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories arrived in the post yesterday 🙌 This is a collection of stories some only recently translated into English. I haven’t read many books by Japanese writers before but I know that authors like Murakami are much beloved here on Instagram. I saw this book recently when I was in Waterstones and then saw their feed advertising it. It was a bit of an impulse buy but I now think this could be an interesting collection. Have you made any impulse buys this month? Any regrets? I definitely have no regrets for my book buying habits although I am a little concerned about the lack of book shelves. #japaneseshortstories #penguinbooks #bookcommunity #booksofinstagram #bookishlove #bookhaul #bookaddiction #bookaddict #bookaholic #murakami #japanesewriters #booknerd #bookgeek #bookstagram #bookphoto #bookphotography #bookblogger #bookblog #bibliophile #fiction #shortstories #newbook #bookcover #bookcollection #booklover #bookworm #bookobsessed

Ogata Tetsuo
(@ogatatetsuo)

2018-09-04 16:42:22

[NIJI TV GIVEAWAY WORLDWIDE] #nijitv #nijitv #giveaway #900 #freestuff #clubotaku #manga #漫画 #japanesewriters #deathnote #japaneseliterature #naruto #astroboy #sushi #sorteio #gratis Estes são os livros que podes ganhar. Subscreve o canal, vê o video e lê as regras // Subscribe the channel and win one of these manga or books. EM FRANCÊS // IN FRENCH: - Naruto vol. 1 - Phoenix vol. 6 - Imadoki vol. 2 - Tout sauf un ange!! Vol. 3 EM ESPANHOL // IN SPANISH: - Naruto vol. 29 - Death Note vol. 1 EM PORTUGUÊS // IN PORTUGUESE: - Vampire Princess Miyu 1 - Astroboy 2 - O livro do chá - Cozinha do Japão EM INGLÊS // IN ENGLISH: - The Dark Room ⬇⬇⬇ [LINK VIDEO] https://youtu.be/ONNqac8oFZk

Is it just me or does anyone else also keep going through their books wish list time and again...even if you know that you can’t buy them right away!? Sigh!!! I have been eyeing this Yukio Mishima gem for a while now!! Sooon..... #yukiomishima #afterthebanquet #kazu #asianliterature #japanesewriters #booknerd #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookishgoals #booksareallineed #bookstagram #bookporn  #bookphotography #readersofig #hookedonbooks #readinggoals #bibliophile #babybibliophile #bookstagram #bookstagramindia  #tbr #booklover

Blackwell's
(@blackwellbooks)

2018-08-25 04:42:48

#repost @theclaw444 with @get_repost ・・・ When in Britain buy yourself some books that fit with your aesthetic. Thanks @blackwellbooks #cats #books #booksforcatlovers #bookstagram #catsofinstagram #blackandwhitecats #thetravellingcatchronicles #mademecry #acatamanandtwowomen #japanesewriters #theygetit #blackwellbookshop #blackwellbookshopoxford #blackwellsoxford #blackwells

Nana de kat 😻😻😻maakt een roadtrip. Hij weet niet waar hij naartoe gaat en waarom hij en zijn baasje Satoru de reis maken. Maar het betekent wel dat hij voorin naast Satoru mag zitten in een zilverkleurig busje 🚐🚐🚐. Samen doorkruisen ze Japan en logeren ze bij oude vrienden. Reisverslag van een kat is een ode aan het leven, aan vriendschap en aan de kleine dingen die de grootste vreugde geven. Soms moet je ver reizen om dat wat vlakbij is te leren waarderen. #reisverslagvaneenkat #cat #japanesewriters #japanesebooks #kat #hiroarikawa #japanseschrijvers #boeken #books www.batsu.nl.

Jaanu
(@anaquarianslibrary)

2018-08-18 00:13:58

An isolated block of 150 apartments occupied only by single ladies and manned by two receptionists.Some of the ladies have secrets to hide . A master key exists that can unlock any apartment and it gets stolen.A child's body lies buried under the apartment which is yet to be discovered . The woman in the fifth floor is still waiting for someone to return to her even after seven years and she prepares dinner every night for this anticipated guest who never comes.The "Master Key ",by Masako Togawa connects all this to give us a good old fashioned mystery thriller with unexpectected twists and turns till the end. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ The author Masako Togawa was apparently a lady who wore many hats as a singer ,composer,city planner,night club owner and novelist.For me ,the most interesting fact about this book is that it is all about the women.The women carry the show all through the book with their inner fears , insecurities, jealousies,cunningness,secrets and wits. Do pick it up if you love mysteries and have a special corner for Japanese mysteries #booksacrossgenres #bibliophile

There is a world out there, of good literature and splendid stories. We must but grab it to be enriched by it, to grow wise by it and to be blessed by a capacity to imagine from it. Or we can simply turn away and carry on with our mundane existence that consists of only the self and the space around the self that includes only the people that the self approves of. #bookstagram #bookpost #booksarefriends #goodreads #japanesewriters #bananayoshimoto #duriansukegawa #sayakamurata

A Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami “Even a cracked pot has a lid that fits.” Tsukiko Omachi is a lonely thirty something year old woman who frequents a Sake bar alone. Coincidentally, one evening, she meets Harutsuna Matsumoto, an aged man who used to be her Japanese teacher in school. From then on, they run into each other often in the bar and sit together drinking warm sake with fermented soybeans, tuna, fried lotus root, salted shallots. A friendship is born between the two and as the seasons progress, as the friendship born at the sake bar takes them on trips to the mountains, to an island, to mushroom hunting, their relationship deepens and Tsukiko realises that her feelings for her sensei haveripened into love. A Strange Weather in Tokyo is a beautifully written story that tugs at one’s heart with friendship, love and nostalgia. Love comes in many shades and this story is not about the bright and vivacious colour of red that represents this emotion but a subtle shade of red that borders on the farthest corner of it’s pastel representation.  The story of Tsukiko and her Sensei is both funny and heart breaking and its treatment by the writer is both tender and intricate, depicting a clear vignette of a culture.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to drown in stories about nuances of human relationships. #bookstagram #bookpost #hiromikawakami #japanesewriters

Strangers Press
(@strangerspress)

2018-07-31 02:53:03

Thanks for the support @metropolistokyo ☺️ Discover these amazing Japanese writers for yourself, link in bio☝🏽 #repost @metropolistokyo ・・・ "When I saw the Keshiki series in a Shinjuku bookshop, it was the literary equivalent of a mysterious and attractive stranger walking into a small town bar." Metropolis' Clara Kumagai talks to the translators at @strangerspress about their Keshiki series showcasing new writers from Japan #strangerspress #keshiki #chapbooks #books #literarytranslation #japaneselanguage #japanesewriters #bookstagram #culturalexchange” . . #japaneseliterature #japan_of_insta #japanesebook #bookish #bookclub #bookshop #bookworm #booklover #bookstore #love #loveit #amazing #literaturelover #lit #literature #literaturelove #translation #translator

Next read - Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ❤️ #japanesefiction #bookstagram #hiroarikawa #japanesewriters

Murakami in a nutshell 😁😁 #harukimurakami #japanesefiction #japanesewriters

MISHIMA & THE SEA It was the sea that made me begin thinking secretly about love more than anything else; you know, a love worth dying for, or a love that consumes you. To a man locked up in a steel ship all the time, the sea is too much like a woman. Things like her lulls and storms, or her caprice, or the beauty of her breast reflecting the setting sun, are all obvious. More than that, you’re in a ship that mounts the sea and rides her and yet is constantly denied her. It’s the old saw about miles and miles of lovely water and you can’t quench your thirst. Nature surrounds a sailor with all these elements so like a woman and yet he is kept as far as a man can be from her warm, living body. That’s where the problem begins, right there—I’m sure of it. Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea Foto: 2nd stop in Ondarroa, Spain 2018 #yukiomishima #thesailorwhofellfromgracewiththesea #japaneseliterature #japanseschrijvers #japanesewriters #thesea #ondarroa #spain #espana #japanesebooks

QJ
(@queenboey)

2018-10-14 08:25:24

Completed 6 great books by various Jepun authors and I'm on to my 7th! Love Inugami Clan and Coin Locker Babies best. Never ever read so many novels in such a short period. :) Wonderful feeling. #inugamiclan #yokomizo #japaneseauthors #japanese #japanesewriters #novels #coinlockerbabies #ryumurakami #murakami #piercing #yasutakatsutsui