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Tales of Old Japan By Lord Redesdale
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Tales of Old Japan (1871) is an anthology of short stories compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale, writing under the better known name of A.B. Mitford. These stories focus on... More > various aspects of Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration. The book, which was written in 1871, forms an introduction to Japanese literature and culture, both through the stories, all adapted from Japanese sources, and Mitford's supplementary notes. Also included are Mitford's eyewitness accounts of a selection of Japanese rituals, ranging from harakiri (seppuku) and marriage to a selection of sermons.< Less
Hidden Among Leaves By Iain Aitken
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More than half a century and six thousand miles separate Akira Sasaki from his survival of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima; yet he rises mid-breakfast, walks upstairs to his bedroom and calmly... More > commits seppuku, ritual suicide. His son’s quest to understand why his father has taken such a terrible step leads him into a world of deceit, violence and death. As his life spirals out of control, his search for the truth leads him to Japan and a long-buried secret - a secret that the American government cannot afford to have unearthed…< Less