Strange But True Stories from Japan
Tuttle Publishing, 2011年7月5日 - 256 頁
Strange but True Stories from Japan is a fascinating collection of vignettes, ranging from historical to the personal.
Here you will be exposed to the goings-on of Americans serving time in Japanese prisons and the many who claimed the identity of Tokyo Rose. And learn about the bizarre habits of the eels that roam the Chikugo River.
In this eclectic and, well, strange, book you'll relive-from a distance-Kamakura's hara-kiri bloodshed and discover the surprising fate of the armless geisha, Tsuma-kichi. Seward also weaves touching memoir pieces between chapters that recount hilarious instances of fractured English and shocking-to-the-average-American Japanese cuisine. Written with an eye and ear for the theatrical and for the rhythm of Japanese life, this delightful but serious romp through modern Japan brings Seward's wide and varied cultural and military background to center stage.
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
An American Apostate Humanizes the Emperor 193
The First American Teacher of English in Japan 215
Japan Tests an Atom Bomb
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