A Samurai S Pink House

A Samurai s Pink House PDF
Author: Sonia Saikaley
Publisher: Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
ISBN: 9781771333818
Size: 44.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Canadian poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 107
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A Samurai S Pink House

by Sonia Saikaley, A Samurai S Pink House Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Samurai S Pink House books, Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. The poems in A SAMURAI'S PINK HOUSE are threaded with the transformation of the seasons from Matsuo Basho's travels to a love affair between a kabuki cross-dresser and a lonely geisha and the struggles of women in ancient and modern-day Japan. The collection takes the reader on a journey through the fascinating culture of Japan with graceful and accessible language. A sensuous, powerful and beautiful collection that moves across rice fields, tea houses, cherry orchards and narrow alleys where characters, in different stages of life, strive to find identity, peace and love.


So Sad To Fall In Battle

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Author: Kumiko Kakehashi
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307497917
Size: 70.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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So Sad To Fall In Battle

by Kumiko Kakehashi, So Sad To Fall In Battle Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download So Sad To Fall In Battle books, The Battle of Iwo Jima has been memorialized innumerable times as the subject of countless books and motion pictures, most recently Clint Eastwood’s films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and no wartime photo is more famous than Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning image of Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi. Yet most Americans know only one side of this pivotal and bloody battle. First published in Japan to great acclaim, becoming a bestseller and a prize-winner, So Sad to Fall in Battle shows us the struggle, through the eyes of Japanese commander Tadamichi Kuribayashi, one of the most fascinating and least-known figures of World War II. As author Kumiko Kakehashi demonstrates, Kuribayashi was far from the stereotypical fanatic Japanese warrior. Unique among his country’s officers, he refused to risk his men’s lives in suicidal banzai attacks, instead creating a defensive, insurgent style of combat that eventually became the Japanese standard. On Iwo Jima, he eschewed the special treatment due to him as an officer, enduring the same difficult conditions as his men, and personally walked every inch of the island to plan the positions of thousands of underground bunkers and tunnels. The very flagpole used in the renowned photograph was a pipe from a complex water collection system the general himself engineered. Exclusive interviews with survivors reveal that as the tide turned against him, Kuribayashi displayed his true mettle: Though offered a safer post on another island, he chose to stay with his men, fighting alongside them in a final, fearless, and ultimately hopeless three-hour siege. After thirty-six cataclysmic days on Iwo Jima, Kurbiayashi’s troops were responsible for the deaths of a third of all U.S. Marines killed during the entire four-year Pacific conflict, making him, in the end, America’s most feared–and respected–foe. Ironically, it was Kuribayashi’ s own memories of his military training in America in the 1920s, and his admiration for this country’s rich, gregarious, and self-reliant people, that made him fear ever facing them in combat–a feeling that some suspect prompted his superiors to send him to Iwo Jima, where he met his fate. Along with the words of his son and daughter, which offer unique insight into the private man, Kuribayashi’s own letters cited extensively in this book paint a stirring portrait of the circumstances that shaped him. So Sad to Fall in Battle tells a fascinating, never-before-told story and introduces America, as if for the first time, to one of its most worthy adversaries. From the Hardcover edition.


Pink Samurai

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Author: Nicholas Bornoff
Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books
ISBN: 9780671742652
Size: 62.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Prostitution
Languages : en
Pages : 492
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by Nicholas Bornoff, Pink Samurai Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pink Samurai books, A probing look at Japanese sexuality, relationships, and love combines serious reporting and exhaustive research to offer a deeper understanding of the relations between the sexes in Japan


Kabuki

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824814267
Size: 19.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 394
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Kabuki

by , Kabuki Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kabuki books, While its actors made their entrace down the Flower Way over three hundred years ago, little of kabuki's repertory has been available to English readers. Not only are adequate translations difficult to produce, but also because the spoken parts of the drama constitute but a portion of that grand spectacle, English renderings often have an elliptical quality.These five plays, however, were translated from tapes made by James Brandon at actual performances, imparting to them an unusual immediacy. The superb translations are further enhanced by detailed commentary and stage directions that reflect music and sound effects as well as positions of actors on stage and their stylized gestures and posturing, all of which are such a vital part of a live performance. A concise introduction includes the history of kabuki, its religious background and ties with prostitution, its themes and playwriting systems, and its performance conventions, actors, music, and dance. Appendixes provide a fascinating focus on various sound effects and music cues in performance. More than one hundred production photographs vividly convey the action and emotion of one of the world's greatest stage arts. First published in 1975, this volume remains a classic.A reprint to the 1975 edition. Accepted into the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works, Japanese Series.


Bringing It All Back Home

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Author: Robbie Woliver
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN:
Size: 71.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Folk music
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Bringing It All Back Home

by Robbie Woliver, Bringing It All Back Home Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bringing It All Back Home books, Traces the history of Folk City, a Greenwich Village music club, and shares the memories of top folk artists who performed there


Japan

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Author: Werner Bischof
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Japan
Languages : en
Pages : 25
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Japanese Films

Japanese Films PDF
Author: Beverley Bare Buehrer
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 46.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Japanese Films

by Beverley Bare Buehrer, Japanese Films Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Japanese Films books, Examines more than 80 movies. The entries, in chronological order, present the classics in many actors' and directors' careers. Biographical information points out the hallmarks of their style and also offers a history of the Japanese film industry. Includes one bandw still frame per movie. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Bum

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Author: Joseph Harry Silber
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105733831
Size: 75.51 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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The Fashion Show

The Fashion Show PDF
Author: Gill Stark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472568494
Size: 10.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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The Fashion Show

by Gill Stark, The Fashion Show Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Fashion Show books, Take up your all-access pass to one of the most dynamic areas of the international fashion industry. Lavishly illustrated and packed with industry insights, The Fashion Show is the must-have guide to showing off a collection. You will learn about: The context of the fashion show and its significance for brands, designers, journalists and others working in the fashion industry; How a fashion show is produced, everything from agreeing a vision to casting the models to setting up backstage; What happens on show day, and how to use the impact of your show. Future fashion designers, fashion marketers, fashion managers, fashion PRs – and creative practitioners looking to learn more about this fascinating part of the industry, you are cordially invited to join Gill Stark in the front row of The Fashion Show.


House Garden

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ISBN:
Size: 41.82 MB
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Category : Architecture, Domestic
Languages : en
Pages :
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