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By: Tōson Shimazaki (1872-1943)

Book cover Paulownia: Seven Stories from Contemporary Japanese Writers

Paulownia is a collection of seven stories by three Japanese authors from the late 19th and early 20th century. Mori Ōgai was an army surgeon who was sent to study in Germany, where he developed an interest in Western literature. His most famous work is The Wild Geese (Gan). This collection contains his short stories Takase Bune, Hanako, and The Pier. Nagai Kafū's writings center mostly around the entertainment districts of Tokyo with their geisha and prostitutes. Here, his stories The bill-collecting and Ukiyo-e are presented...

Book cover (Japanese) 眼鏡 (Megane)

東京で、眼鏡は旦那に買われました。そして眼鏡は彼と、日本国内を9ヶ月にわたって旅 行しました。まず、西へ行きました。彼等は、高知を訪れました。彼等は琵琶湖のほとりにしばらく滞在しました。彼等は、帰ってきて、北に向かいました。彼等は、一ノ関 を訪ねて、そして東京に戻りました。 In Tokyo, a man buys a pair of glasses (Jap: Megane). Together, they travel through Japan for 9 months. First they go West, visiting Kochi. They stay near Lake Biwa for a while and then go North, where they visit Ichinoseki. Finally they return to Tokyo.

Book cover (Japanese) ふるさと (Furusato)

著者の2冊目の童話集、自分の子供に語りかける形で記述している。その為、著者の父は、お祖父さん、母は、お祖母さんになっている。著者が9歳まで暮らした馬籠の様子が描かれている。馬、鳥、木などが擬人化され、著者と話をする。最後は、9歳の時に、中山道を東京に向かったことが書かれている。 The author's second collection of children's stories. Fiction & Non fiction are included. He tells about his childhood at Magome in Nagano province. At the age of nine he left Magome and moved to Tokyo to study there.


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