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A Japanese Boy

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,474 Sterne; 19 Bewertungen)

The life of a Japanese boy in the late 1800's and early 1900's, told simply and beautifully. This isn't about civilizations and governments, but about what it was like to be a child in a small seaport town called Imabari, which is situated on the western coast of the island of Shikoku. If you wish to learn more about life for a normal family in Japan in these times, this book is a wonderful introduction. The author does not embellish but just describes the daily life of a boy; playing, home, eating, worshiping and school. - Summary by phil chenevert (3 hr 40 min)


Ch 1 My Birthplace-My Grandfather-Tenjinsan.


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Ch 2 Old Fashioned School-My Schoolmaster- The School House


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Ch 3 The Kitchen-Dinner-Food.


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Ch 4 Games-New School-Imitating the West-More About My School


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Ch 5 Baths-Evenings At Home-Japanese Dancing and Music


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Ch 6 Amateur Actors and Real Actors-Japanese Theatre


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Ch 7 Wrestling-Story Tellers-Picnic and Picnic Grounds-An Old Castle Tradition


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Ch 8 Angling-A Pious Old Lady And Her Adventure


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Ch 9 The Yaito-A Witch-Woman-Aunt Otsune, Miss Chrysanthemum And Mr. Prosperity.


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Ch10 New Year's Day-The Mochi Making-Old Time Observances


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Ch11 Kite Flying-How I Made My Kite-My Uncle A His Rig Kit-Other New Year Games…


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Ch12 Other Japanese Holidays-Tanabata And Inoko, The Boy's Days-The Shintoistic…


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Ch13 Our Priest And Boy-Priest-Our Dog Gem-Shaka's Birthday


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Ch14 The Festivals Of Local Deities-School Again And Some Account of My School …


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unique experience!

(3,5 Sterne)

A series of childhood memories without much plot, but of some cultural importance, like a box full of snapshots. The author, having no ax to grind, thus managed to awaken in me the realization that even simple lives are full of interest, joy and challlenges.


(5 Sterne)

Wonderfully written and wonderfully read by Phil (as always!) A very informative collection of memories by the author of his childhood in Japan.

(5 Sterne)

Really well told and interesting insight into Japanese life