I read The Traveling Cat Chronicles last year and was so touched. The book left long lasting warmhearted feelings in … More
Tokyo Ueno Station is narrated by a dead man, Kazu, who died but his spirit wandered the park, where he … More
Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino is deceptively simple. It’s only 256 pages long and a quick read, but there’s so much … More
Yukiko Motoya’s imagination is wild and rich in her eleven whimsical short stories in this book. The stories tell us … More
Territory of Light contains 12 chapters published in 12 parts in the Japanese literary monthly Gunzo from 1978 to 1979. … More
Masks was written with the underlying motifs of No mask, shamanism, folklore, traditional Japanese theater. There are plenty of discussions about No masks, about spirit possession in the Tale of Genji. There is even an eerie description of a séance in the book.