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The story of Mizue, a Japanese housewife, and Kase, a traditional-style garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire, and her carefully structured home life begins to crumble. Author Masaaki Tachihara explores the psychology of human passion in an oblique language filled with references to Japanese garden art and aesthetic values. A disturbing and alluring work.

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In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.

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Mizue is a Japanese housewife. Kase is a garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire. A disturbing tale of seduction, based on Japanese aesthetics and the artistic pursuit of destructive beauty.

About the Author

Tachihara (1926-1980) was born the son of a Zen priest in Taegu, Korea, and grew up studying the arts of medieval Japan, expecially literature and the Noh theater. A resident of Kamakura, he wrote novels and short stories, as well as a collection of essays on the Japanese garden. In 1961 he was awarded the Naoki Prize for Fiction.

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ISBN:
9780962813771
Translator:
Kohl, Stephen W.
Author:
Kohl, Stephen W.
Translator:
Kohl, Stephen W.
Author:
Tachihara, Masaaki
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Location:
Berkeley, CA :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Gardens, Japanese
Subject:
Japan Fiction.
Subject:
Gardens, Japanese -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature
Series Volume:
1709
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 BandW illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.
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Mizue is a Japanese housewife. Kase is a garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire. A disturbing tale of seduction, based on Japanese aesthetics and the artistic pursuit of destructive beauty.
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