By: Hanmura, Ryo

Price: ¥800.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A diverse cross-section of Japan passes through the bar Lui, and the barten der tends to them all, with all their hopes and their fears. Underneath the black suits--whether crumpled or designer--and the cosmetics, they're all people on the way to somewhere else in Tokyo's glittering boom era. The bar tenders and Mama-sans who keep everything running smoothly rely on their ow n camaraderie, night after night. Winner of the 1975 Naoki Prize. Amayadori (やどり) originally appeared as a series of sho rt stories in various magazines from 1973-74, later compiled into this book as Amayadori, with the subtitle "Shinjuku baka monogatari," which could be roughly translated as "Tales of Shinjuku naifs." Written while Japan was c lose to the peak of the post-War economic boom, Hanmura captures the "econo mic animals" of Japan, and the countless men and women in their periphery w ho kept the bars and cabarets running all night long to let them blow off s team. Japan of the 21st century is vastly different, and Hanmura's depiction of a very different era is still popular among those who fondly remember "the way it used to be." While the settings have changed and smartphones provide new modes of interaction, the same archetypical salesmen, bartenders, and bargirls still haunt the night spots of Tokyo, searching for something better.


Author Name: Hanmura, Ryo

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Kurodahan Press: 2019

ISBN Number: 4909473505

ISBN Number 13: 9784909473509

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050327