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Mistress Oriku: Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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"Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superb—crisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound."—Booklist

Sensitive, compassionate, and indomitable, Mistress Oriku has abandoned the pleasure trades of Tokyo to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. Despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she can't escape her involvement in the city's creative, intellectual and political circles.

Oriku finds herself the subject of unanticipated attention, because along with her passion for music, theater and storytelling, she offers her own invaluable talents: a vibrant appreciation of life, an unparalleled gift for hospitality, and the maturity and sensitivity necessary to instruct young people in the all-important arts of love. Her independent thinking and love of Tokyo's traditions offer a unique perspective on the surprising complexity and contradictions of the Japanese culture of the era.

Now available in English for the first time, Japan's beloved Mistress Oriku is filled with clear-eyed nostalgia for the vanished—and entirely captivating—world of old Tokyo.

"They say the pleasures you taste first in middle age are like rain that starts later in the day."

Synopsis:

Set in Meiji-era Japan, this is the story of the sensitive, compassionate and indomitable Mistress Oriku. Formerly involved in the pleasure trades of Tokyo, Mistress Oriku leaves that life behind to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. But despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she can't escape her involvement in the city's creative, intellectual and political circles.

About the Author

Matsutaro Kawaguchi was a popular, well-known Japanese novelist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804838429
Author:
Kawaguchi, Matsutaro
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
Tyler, Royall
Author:
Tyler, Royall
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
women; fiction; japanese fiction; biography; geisha
Subject:
women ; fiction ; japanese fiction
Subject:
japanese stories; japanese literature in english; contemporary Japanese literature
Subject:
collection of short stories; Japanese anthology; Japanese collection short stories anthology
Subject:
tea book; tea ceremony; history of tea; japanese tea ceremony; japanese tea culture
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 16 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Set in Meiji-era Japan, this is the story of the sensitive, compassionate and indomitable Mistress Oriku. Formerly involved in the pleasure trades of Tokyo, Mistress Oriku leaves that life behind to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. But despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she can't escape her involvement in the city's creative, intellectual and political circles.
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