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15 Nov 17
The Art of Shiguchi. Japanese Joinery on Display by Takishita Yoshihiro

The Art of Shiguchi. Japanese Joinery on Display by Takishita Yoshihiro

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book contains essays and illustrations on shiguchi, the carefully worked joins that mantain united the pillars and beams of minka houses.

27 Oct 17
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry

Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry

Review by Sir David Warren

This book is an account of the tragedy of the 3.11, told through the personal testimony of the survivors and also a meditation on its wider meaning.

23 Oct 17
69 by Murakami Ryu

69 by Murakami Ryu

Review by Beau Waycott

Written with a relaxed and hugely entertaining register, Murakami Ryu’s 69 deftly illustrates that adolescence is most certainly a matter of adult literature when executed with a believable, and fundamentally relatable, protagonist.

10 Oct 17
Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Review by Revd Ikuko Williams

The two authors Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott share their personal stories and reflections on on the complex facets of reconciliation between China and Japan.

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