Issue 72 (Dec)

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15 Dec 17
Beasts Head for Home by Abe Kobo

Beasts Head for Home by Abe Kobo

Review by David Boyd

The short novel takes place in war-torn Manchuria a couple of years after the collapse of the Japanese Empire.

Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost by Shimazaki Satoko

Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost by Shimazaki Satoko

Review by Trevor Skingle

Shimazaki Satoko’s book focuses on the developments and changes in kabuki since the 1825 premiere of Tsuruya Nanboku IV’s play Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan.

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.

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.

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