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His name is Haruki Murakami and I am star struck by him... If there is one author I absolutely adore then it's him... I love how his love for cats seeps into his books and touches my heart Having read Kafka twice, I can assure you that if you still haven't read his work then you are missing out on a huge storytelling marvel... #book #author #love #kafkaontheshore #harukimurakami #murakamiharuki #haruki #japan #japanesewriters #japan #authorlove #starstruck #writers #idol

📚 HARUKI MURAKAMI: KOMTUROVA SMRT ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ . Nedokážu si úplně představit, jak tato kniha působí na čtenáře, kteří se s Murakamim setkávají poprvé. Pro nás "Murakamofily" je však Komturova smrt naprostým vrcholem jeho tvorby. Narovinu se přiznám, že jsem knížku četla tři týdny. Bylo to náročné. Ale stálo to za to. Doporučuji všem, i když nepolíbeným bych do začátku poradila něco jednoduššího, třeba Norské dřevo 😍 . . . #books #bookstagram #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookaholicjessie #welovebooks #welovereading #reading📖 #readingissexy📚 #novel #bestsellers #asianwriters #asianliterature #japanesenovel #japanesewriters #harukimurakami #murakami #harukimurakamifanclub #killingcommendatore #komturovasmrt #odeon #svetovaknihovnaodeon #japonskakultura #japonskeumeni #japonskaliteratura #literatura #knihy #knihajelek #ctemeknihy #ctenijesexy

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami This is a lovely little book about a young woman who works in a thrift store that quickly becomes the centre of her world. Kawakami depicts the eccentricities of the characters that come into and work at the store wonderfully, as well as those of the narrator herself. I did find myself losing interest slightly towards the end - it could be a couple of chapters shorter. However, overall a delightful little read.

📚Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata📚 . 🖊 From the blurb: "She's thirty-six years old, she's never had a boyfriend and she's been working in the same convenience store for eighteen years. . Her parents wish she'd get a better job. Her friends wonder why she won't get married. . But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she's not going to let anyone take her away from her comvenience store." . I've heard great things about this novella, and I'm excited to get stuck in. At a breezy 163 pages, it's pretty short and I'm intrigued to see how the story itself progresses. Novellas and short stories leave me in awe; I'm not sure I could ever write anything so concise. . #readeveryday #bookstack #bookaesthetic #summerbook #nextread #bookblogging #bookheaven #wordnerd #blurb #iread #bookclub #fiction #bookworm #oursharedshelf #busygirlsbookclub #betweentwobooks #bookstagram #ibook #booklovers #bookcommunity #bookobsessed #booksbooksbooks #bookpile #booksaremylife #allthebooks #japanesewriters #japanesefiction #sayakamurata

It's the birthday of Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. • Kawabta was born in Osaka in 1899. He was in the 1920s part of a new movement in Japanese literature that focused on producing "art for art's sake." Kawabata was one of the founding members of the literary journal, "Bungei Jidai" ("The Artistic Age"). • He wrote many short stories and several novels. One of his best known is Snow Country, the story of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha. • It's one of three books the Nobel Committee cited in naming Kawabata the 1968 Nobel Prize in Literature winner. • • • • • #yasunarikawabata #nobelprize #japanesewriter #japanesewriters #snowcountry #japaneseauthor

I’ve discovered (thanks to helpful bookstagram and IRL recommendations!) some excellent female Japanese authors lately. I love reading Japanese literature - I lived there for a year, and it feels really nostalgic to read about a place that you knew well for a short time. This is a collection of my recently read and to be read - does anyone have any other recommendations? ❤️

Yukio #mishima, one of the most important Japanese authors. Adding him on my portraits for #pridemonth even though his sexuality remains a mystery. Sources explain that he lived openly his gay sexuality but also carried a traditional marriage and family, perhaps because of the repression he lived as a teenager by his father’s strict and repressive upbringing. Quite a character, he was a #writer, model, playwriter, film director, poet. He committed ritual suicide at a young age. Gouache portrait on watercolor paper. . . . . . #yukiomishima #japanesewriters #authors #gaypride #pridemonth2019 #swordsman #portraitsofinstagram #instaart #artistsoninstagram #artistofinstagram #madeincostarica #the100dayproject #lgbtq🌈 #retratomasculino #retratista #illustrator #gouache #freeshipping worldwide #booklover #bookworm #bookillustrator #pride

Alyson Wagner
(@alysonpix)

25 Days 4 Hours Ago

My #bookreview of The Emissary by Yoko Tawada: I’ve never read anything quite like The Emissary. The story revolves primarily around the viewpoints of Mumei, a frail but vivacious boy, and Yoshiro, his spry great-grandfather, who are living in a post-apocalyptic Japan where the elderly never die and the children age prematurely. More stream-of-consciousness than linear narrative, this book is sad, bizarre, and satirical by turns, but maintains a dreamlike and surprisingly lighthearted tone. 🍊 BTW its surreal quality makes this book the perfect companion for insomnia. I read a good chunk on a sleepless night, and I felt like I was dreaming with my eyes open! 🍊🍊🍊#theemissary #yokotawada #japanesewomenauthors #japanesewomenwriters #japaneseauthors #japanesewriters #japanesefiction

Alyson Wagner
(@alysonpix)

26 Days 6 Hours Ago

My #bookreview of The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa: I could say this is a story about numbers. The Professor is an elderly mathematician whose memory only lasts 80 minutes (the result of a car accident in 1975), and he navigates life through numbers. He encourages both the Housekeeper who looks after him and her son to see the poetry of math as he does. But this quietly moving story is really about the enduring friendship these three characters develop and the family they become for each other. 📝 Note: My ebook copy doesn’t have a proper cover, so I designed a quick and ready cover image for better aesthetic appeal. 🙂 🧮🧮🧮 #yokoogawa #japanesewomenauthors #japanesewomenwriters #japaneseauthors #japanesewriters #japanesefiction

Soul food 🧀 + 🥑 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … #booksandtea #currentlyreading #booklover #readingtime #readmorebooks #bookish #bookishlife #theboxman #koboabe #japanesewriters #cheeseislife #avocado #avocadolover #grilledcheese #metime #cafe #cafe巡り #teatime #bookworm #findhappy

Don’t all our hearts need a fresh coat of paint once in a while? Haiku by Tawara Machi (俵 万智) with the original Japanese and English translation by Ishihara Toshi. #poetry #haikupoem #haikupoetry #haiku #heart #heartbroken #fresh #todaysverse #japanesewriters #japanesehaiku #japanesehaikupoetry #instapoet #beauty #melancholy #mydearmelancholy #cheerup #poet #poetrycommunity

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida This book is a bit off topic for me as it’s not, in fact, by a babe. Naoki Higashida is a young autistic man who wrote this book when he was a teenager. It’s about his experiences of being autistic and interacting with the world. Although just one perspective on what an autistic person experiences and feels, it feels extremely important to hear a voice like Naoki’s. Naoki is non-verbal but able to communicate via writing, which he discusses in The Reason I Jump. I found this really insightful; it isn’t that a non verbal autistic person doesn’t have anything to say, it is just that the modes of communication aren’t tailored for them. He has gone on to write a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction, which I would be keen to read. Has anyone else read this book? What were your thoughts?

I remember when I was a kid, Japan had made the change of their ¥5000 bill to feature a new Japanese figure: Higuchi Ichiyō. My family was so excited but I had no idea who she was. My grandmother explained to me her family tree—and as it turns out, I’m a descendant of Japan’s first woman to have her writings published. In honor of her birthday, today I’m reading her letters. ✌️💙🌸 #higuchiichiyō #takekurabe #intheshadeofspringleaves #meijiwriters #japanesehistory #japanesewriters

Diana Piccioni
(@_dianapi_)

2019-04-28 03:44:28

"Nella mente di Tengo vent'anni sparirono in un istante, fondendosi insieme e formando una vertigine. - Lui aveva bisogno di tempo per conformarsi al nuovo mondo che era entrato nella sua vita. Adesso avrebbe dovuto rivedere o imparare di nuovo tante cose: il modo di pensare, di guardare un paesaggio di scegliere le parole, di respirare, di muovere il corpo. Per farlo però doveva raccogliere tutto il tempo che esisteva al mondo." #murakami #1q84 #libro3 #japanliterature #japanesewriters #japanculture #inlovewithjapanmood #inlovewithjapanthings #mypassion #7of25 #newyearresolution #hidinginabook #mytime #sundaytime

Rick lenz
(@ricklenz)

2019-04-25 15:21:42

We are on about our 12th Haruki Murakami novel. I guess we like him. #harukimurakami#offbeatnovels. #japanesewriters

booknerdik
(@ioane.kardos)

2019-04-17 05:46:16

He preferred smart questions to smart answers. 129 #bookstagrammer #bookenerdik #books #japanesewriters

This quote is from the Haruki Marakami's book called "What I talk about when I talk about running" and it means so much. Suffering is in our hands. We are the ones who choose to suffer or not to suffer. Let's be strong!! 💪 #harukimarakami #harukimurakamiquotes #bookstagram #bookquotes #bookslife #suffer #pain #japanesewriters #japanesebooks #quotes #quotess #quote #quotesandsayings #quotes❤ #quotesoflife #quotesfordays #wisequotes #quotesdaily #quotesdaily❤ #quotes🖋 #lifequotes #quoteslife #quotestoremember #instagramquotes #lifequote #peculiarthoughts #bepeculiar

The everyday--a customer in a clothing store, a ripple in a conference room curtain, a new hobby--is just a bit otherworldly in these quirky, funny stories. The pieces in the collection range from quite short (less than 10 pages) to novellete in length, and I'm really enjoying the wit and playful tone. #currentlyreading #thelonesomebodybuilder #yukikomotoya #asayoneda #shortstories #booksintranslation #japanesewriters #readwomen #readdiversely #smallpress @softskullpress #booksintheair

Haruki Murakami "Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart." #harukimurakami #inspirationalartists #inspirationalquotes #japanesewriters

Late to posting this today, but this is Day 4 of the #7bookschallenge. Post the covers of 7 books you love on 7 successive days: no explanations, just covers. I was nominated by @sophiatobin1. I nominate @mattblackreads, should he want to join in. #7booksin7days #7coverschallenge #harukimurakami #underground #greatnonfiction #japanesewriters #tokyosarinattack #booksilove #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram

The Flinstones
(@sbrisula)

2019-03-18 01:09:37

Japanese literature Mishima Yoshimoto Murakami ❤ @feltrinelli_editore @lafeltrinelli #libri #books #libridaleggere #instabook #japanesewriters #japaneseliterature #yukiomishima #bananayoshimoto #murakami #feltrinelli #fucklymphoma

[Kenzaburō Ōe ♡ A Personal Matter, 1964] ☆☆ A literary masterpiece! Perfect in the composition, craft of words, importance of thought, lenght! Full of wonderful little observations (Ex. "the baby's complexion as red as a boiled schrimp" or "the wind careening around like a frightened chicken"), and that fiery, brutish energy young male writers sometimes possess. ☆☆ Story is simple - man nicknamed Bird because he looks like a bird - is coming to terms with the birth of his mentally disabled son. This part of the novel is inspired by the author's personal experience. His son Hikari suffers from autism and is so much represented in his writings, some critics think that "without Hikari there would be no Oe literature.” In every other aspect, anti-hero of this novel differs from the writer: He is not satisfied with his teaching position or family life, and fears he will never get to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Africa. ☆☆ From that simple yet powerful premise an unbelievable 'tour de force' develops - pondering on what's right and what's wrong, and what it means to be a responsible adult. Can we still follow our dreams as grownups? Or, do our dreams change with the change of the lifestyle? Maybe the answer is 'pluralistic universe' Bird's friend Himinko is so passionate about. When faced with a hard decision, different 'me' chooses different paths. Meaning, there's more of 'us' out there, all living different lives. ☆☆ Minus certain parts that would be unacceptable if they were written today (concerning gender) - I cannot see a flaw in this grand novel, my first by the Japanese Nobel winner Kenzaburo Oe, but I am sure - not my last! #bookquotes ~~ "...something substantial and giant stirred sluggishly inside him. The whisky he had just poured into his stomach Bird effortlessly puked. Kikuhiko swiftly wiped the counter clean and set up a glass of water; Bird only stared dumbly into space. What was he trying to protect from that monster of a baby that he must run so hard and so shamelessly? What was it in himself he was so frantic to defend? The answer was horrifying - nothing! Zero!" [To be continued]

Viva Leer
(@viva_leer)

2019-04-21 11:54:04

Opinión impopular: No me gusta Murakami. No me parece mal escritor ni mucho menos, y me alegro de que exista y tenga éxito, pero no es lo mío. He leído esta novela y un par más y nunca me ha convencido. Termino la lectura con una sensación de vacío, de insatisfacción. El realismo mágico, la fantasía y los saltitos sueño-realidad nunca me han gustado y creo que nunca me gustarán. Me cuesta engancharme a ese tipo de relatos. Del libro este poco puedo decir porque no tengo muchos recuerdos. Me resultó bastante irregular, a veces captaba mi atención pero otras se me hacía bola. La bola inclinó la balanza y terminé por no verle el interés. Tengo un recuerdo especialmente aburrido: cuando el prota iba a la piscina cubierta 😑. Vamos, creo que se tiraba media novela en ella... 🙄😌 No creo que en el futuro próximo me dé por retomar a este autor, pero si alguien quiere sugerirme algún título suyo que sea más costumbrista (y más corto), quizá le dé otra oportunidad 🤷 ¿A alguien más le pasa esto con el japonés?👇📝 #murakami #cronicadelpajaroquedacuerdaalmundo #tusquets #vivaleer #literaturajaponesa #fail #bookstagram #bookstagramespaña #bookish #bookaddict #bookporn #bookaholic #booklover #read #igreads #igreaders #igbooks #bookstagramer #dimeunlibro #leoycomparto #yoleo #leermola #book #japon #japan #japanesewriters #reseña

So what does one do when one is infinitely bored and life, as it is, doesn’t make much sense? One picks up a Murakami. And from what I’m discovering now, Murakami doesn’t disappoint. Now, I just started reading this and I do not, in any way, want to jinx my already slow reading situation here, but this book looks promising. And I do believe that I might, just might, be able to overcome this powerful reader’s block that has been haunting me. So here’s to Murakami, spring and battling reader’s block of sorts. Cheers!

みんなもがいてる。  原稿を書き上げた夜、給料予定額を確かめながら波のように押し寄せた感情をそのまま書き殴った。  URL:https://panyukiii.goat.me/fw149AUrQs (プロフィールからも飛べるよ)  全然格好よくないし、抱いても隠したいと思う感情だけど、この生々しい鮮度のまま書き残して公開してやれ!って勢いで。 もし、いま同じように戦ってる人がいたら、私も同じだよって言いたかった。  私めっちゃ情けないし、グチャグチャだよ。こんな人も立ち向かってるから、「自分いけるっしょ!」って思ってくれる人がいるかもなって(笑)   公開してみたら、フリーランスとか会社員とか関係なく、みんなみんな、理想と現実と、夢とお金と。 思った以上にその狭間でたくさん戦ってるってことがわかったよ。  おんなじこと何回も言うようなとっ散らかった文章に触れて、わかる!私も!!って 毎日働いて、毎日変わりたくて、毎日成長したくて、濃霧の道をかきわけて進んでいる人がこんなにもいる。  涙が滲むほど背中を押されたのは、わたしだった。  #freelance#freewriteq#writer#japanesewriting#japanesewriters#text#diary#blog#goatblog#hope#hopstepjump#media#work#working#career#careerwoman#フリーランス#フリーランサー#フリーライター#個人事業主#奮闘記#記録ノート#日記#苦悩#夢と現実#挑戦者#ブログ#ブログ更新

New book day 📚 Started reading ‘strange weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami 🍤 .. . Tonight I’m heading to @fiveleavesbooks to hear Sayaka Murata speak about Japan Now. ❤️ I’m completely obsessed with Japan and loved her book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #japanese #japanesewriters #strangeweatherintokyo #bookstagram #contemporaryfiction #reading #lunchbreak #zatchels #girlswhoread #rosegoldeverything #readingnoo #japan #japanobsessed #booknerd #japanesebooks #nottingham #femalewriters #inspiration #rest

[NORMALITY IS OVERRATED] Convenience store in this novel is nothing but a metaphor of a "normal" world preserving its illusion of normality by eliminating members of society not able to adapt to its norms and values, social dropouts who don't align with the ordinary and are, thus, hard to understand and easy to fear (what is unknown is dangerous, right?). One of of these 'foreign object', as they are called by the author, is Keiko, 36 yrs old unmarried part-time store worker. In order to survive without being noticed and judged for what she is (or what she's not - either married with children or having a career), she occasionally puts on a mask of normality, pretends to be like everyone else by mimicking what others do and say. But all she does is mimicking the mimics as there's no such thing as 'ordinary person' and everybody is just playing a role (most often unconciously). 10th novel of Sayaka Murata, popular Japanese writer, not only questions the thin line between what normal is and is not by bringing to absurd 'playing the role'; but is also a delightful, unpretentious read. Deep in its simplicity. I highly recommend it! 😊 #bookquote ~~When you work in a convenience store, people often look down on you for working there. I find this fascinating, and I like to look them in the face when they do this to me. And as I do so I always think: that’s what a human is. [To be contined in comments]

Jite
(@la_jits)

2019-02-14 00:34:57

#bookstagram Book #25 of the year. #justfinished #conveniencestorewoman (#konbininingen in Japanese) by @sayaka_murata_ 📖 TL;DR #readthisif you like charming novels with quirky heroines who may potentially be on the autism spectrum, books about the conflict of “appearing normal” in social situations or uplit as a literature genre. 📖 #irasshaimase (welcome) to this #instareview!!! I randomly came across this book when I was on an #uplit kick last year. Having come out in Japanese in 2016, it was released in English last year and reading the synopsis, I was intrigued. The heroine, Keiko Furukura, a 36-year-old woman who’s undiagnosed with what an armchair doctor may call an #autismspectrumdisorder , has always felt like a square peg in a round hole. Social cues are a mystery to her. From childhood, her instincts and choices have always seemed exactly opposite from those of “normal humans.” Because of this, Keiko has determined she’s not quite human and finds her only connection and understanding of human behavior in the rigid rule-driven environment of a convenience store. 📖 I really enjoyed this novel. Keiko’s world view is insightful and charming and she’s able to see the lies behind human conformity. This is a story of a woman trying extremely hard to become a regular normal human with problems, rather than the “abnormal” human she is, who’s perfectly fine. For example, as a happy singleton, everyone is concerned about her, but people rejoice when she takes on a misogynistic leech as her nominal boyfriend, because even if he’s problematic, being in a relationship is normal for a 36-year old. This novel explores themes of changing yourself for others and of the formation of personal identities and the journey to self acceptance. 📖 #readthisif you like gently humorous coming of age stories with a heroine on the autism spectrum. 📖 What’s your favourite book with a quirky heroine?

Penny
(@pennytasks)

2019-02-13 10:33:45

I've been meaning to venture into Japanese crime books for ages. Have you read any? I've read some Murakami and some great short novels. I get a sense that Japanese writers have a particularly good way with descriptive language and I enjoy reading them slowly and savouring a good phrase. I picked this up cheap on the market today and LOVE the cover. #japanesewriters #japanesecrimenovel #natsuokirino #loveagoodbook #bookworm

Cristina D'Anna
(@cri_danna)

2019-01-29 00:37:42

Appena uscito, fresco di stamattina! Quanto ti ho aspettato, Commendatore!

Encontre este tremendo libro de poesia japonesa, botado en el suelo a 500 pesos, en la sin par feria de Ictinos. Volvi a recuperar la fe un rato... pero ya me recupere #japanesepoetry #poesiajaponesa #japanesewriters #ictinospeñalolen #peñalolencity #santiagodechile #santiagoadicto

New book day! 📚 I love Murakami and I am so excited to read this 🍤 ‘Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche’ 🦇 about the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo gas attack on a Tokyo underground station 🍣 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cult #japan #japanesewriters #harukimurakami #murakami #books #newbookday #truecrime #crime #reading #readingnook #relax #tokyo #fridaymood #cantwait #girlswhoread

Manu 马努
(@tiantianmanu)

2019-01-24 04:41:17

新书!! New book!! 📖 Yukio Mishima 🇯🇵 #yukiomishima #book #books #看书 #新书 #japanesewriters #scrittorigiapponesi

Jaanu
(@jaanusreadingnook)

2019-01-17 20:37:47

I love reading fantasy .This was my first fantasy series set in Japan which I read last year and it was pretty good .This is a translation of a set of novels written by Nahoko Uehashi and published by Kodansha from 2006 till 2009.It is about Erin who has inherited her mothers talent to treat fierce beasts.I loved the vivid natural descriptions and the message throughout the novel on the importance of taking care of wild animals. #anaquarianslibrary #thebeastplayer #nahokouehashi #japanesefantasy #translatedfromjapanese #japanesewriters #japanese #kodansha #kemononosoja #unitedbookstagram #bibliophile #erin #igreads #fantasyseries #bookrecommendations #bookishfeatures #beautifulcovers #bestreadsof2018

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

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

"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

📚 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 #worldreadingchallenge #bookstagrammexico

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

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

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

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

Basaldúa
(@alwaysbasaldua)

2019-02-20 14:12:55

Special Sales Kimonos “Wrap The Streets”. Ven a conocer la colección a Serrano 8, con precios especiales para clientes, los días 18,19 y 20 de julio en horario ininterrumpido de 10:30 a 19:30. #basaldúa #kimono #junichirotanizaki #inspiredbyjapan #japanesewriters #japaneseliterature #elelogiodelasombra #literaturajaponesa #kimono