!!> KINDLE ❆ センセイの鞄 ❃ Author Hiromi Kawakami – Playutopia.us

センセイの鞄Tsukiko Is In Her Late 30s And Living Alone When One Night She Happens To Meet One Of Her Former High School Teachers, Sensei , In A Bar He Is At Least Thirty Years Her Senior, Retired And, She Presumes, A Widower After This Initial Encounter, The Pair Continue To Meet Occasionally To Share Food And Drink Sake, And As The Seasons Pass From Spring Cherry Blossom To Autumnal Mushrooms Tsukiko And Sensei Come To Develop A Hesitant Intimacy Which Tilts Awkwardly And Poignantly Into Love Perfectly Constructed, Funny, And Moving, Strange Weather In Tokyo Is A Tale Of Modern Japan And Old Fashioned Romance.

    10 thoughts on “!!> KINDLE ❆ センセイの鞄 ❃ Author Hiromi Kawakami – Playutopia.us

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    This book reads like Japanese art Clean lines, spare and uncluttered Or sparse, haiku as opposed to Shakespeare The story is slight and the book is short I found it somewhat cinematic chapters as scenes in Santuro s bar, at Sansei s, on the island, mushroom hunting, etc Each an experimental and incremental step in a casual relationship full of stops and starts.There s not a lot of explanation to why they are the people they are They are loners who do not seek out friendships, though their attraction to each other as acquaintances deepens, they retain their separateness, sometimes not seeing each other or talking to each other for a month or We know, of course, that they begin to care about each other and develop a complicated relationship and eventually learn to love each other, but on the narrative s periphery something holds them back their age difference is the obvious answer, but it s than that It s just who they are I thought a couple of dream or magical realism ...

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    Strange Weather In Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami concerns the relationship between Omachi Tsukiko, a solitary and somewhat lonely woman in her thirties and her old school teacher, Mr Matsumoto or Sensei as she knows him After a chance meeting, a fragile bond slowly develops Both are singular, unconventional figures and there is quiet humour to be found in their social awkwardness and the large age gap.The writing is simple, precise and a little remote this seems to add to the emotional weight of the novel.The actions and motivations of the characters are familiar universal but the cultural references are very foreign to me all the food talk of fermented soybeans, dried whale, lotus root fries, matsutaki mushrooms and hot sak , has made me want to explore Asian cuisine beyond the occasional Friday night take away and the set piece descriptions of cherry blossom parties, mushroom hunting at dawn and pachinko parlours have encouraged me to seriously think about visiting Japan although thinking about it is probably as close as I ll get The narrativ...

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    Ay, qu historia tan bonita Ni un d a me a durado Hace unas semanas vi este libro en la librer a y ni me lo pens ten a que leerlo s o s , y realmente me alegro de haberlo hecho

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    oh really sweet, tender and gentle book There isn t much of a plot I like no plot just all about a relationship between two mismatched people and lots of lovely passages about japanese food and drink tofu, miso, salted shallots, edame, beer and sake really beautiful.

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    Translated into English as Strange Weather in Tokyo.38 year old Tsukiko is content enough to split her days between the office, her regular bistro and her lonely appartment She used to have a boyfriend or two, but they weren t really significant, so the relationship fizzled out soon enough Her high school Japanese teacher wasn t particularly memorable either, proof of this is that she can only refer to him as sensei teacher in Japanese lest she didn t want to be outright rude As it turns out, there s plenty of other occasions where her un japanese behavior singles out her rudeness Fact remains, that after a casual encounter with the man, the Tsukiko and her high school teacher somehow keep find themselves gravitating towards each other Little by little, coincidental encounters at the bistro turn to shopping trips, a psychedelic like mushroom picking trek in the nearby woods, and even a few drinking parties at sensei s place Well I say party, but it s really just the two of them randomly reminiscing about the odd event or two.While the book boasted plenty of rave reviews here on GR, I learned to be very cautious about such things I m looking at you Kitch...

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    Book 2200.Not as twee as it looks The heroine is about 15 years older than the flying manic pixie dreamgirl on the cover, she gets drunk a lot, works stupidly long hours, has arguments about sports and forgets to clean a pair of muddy shoes for weeks Out of the characters in the limited number of Japanese novels I ve read, Tsukiko is furthest from the traditional idea of a Japanese woman, though she doesn t seem to have set out to reject it she isn t intellectual, she simply sees herself as not old fashioned , and is a solitary person in a communal society I could relate to her thinking of buying a huge saucepan to use when there are lots of guests probably imagining a Sunday supplement sort of life then realising she practically never has that many guests She is not simply an anti stereotype, she feels very real she is also socially reticent and likes long baths and cooking This is a very foodie book if you re into Japanese cookery you d find it inspiring So it s somewhat curious that she slowly falls for a much older man, about thirty years older one of her former school teachers who s a regular at the same bar and who s a bit of a stickler for proper, ladylike vocabulary opposites attract evidently I d personally find that way too big an age gap making a theoretical exception for Bruce Robinson ...

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    Poignant atmospheric love story involving a thirty something lonely Woman and her former teacher 30 years her senior.Lots of cultural and culinary insights about Tokyo.The fragmented storyline charts this unusual relationship to its inevitable conclusion.Very enjoyable.

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    Here s a challenge for you, write a novel about loneliness without becoming boring Write one about emptiness without being melancholy, how about deep love without sentimentality the briefcase is a moving sparse and deeply emotional tale of loneliness, emptiness and love but in a style that that is removed and scant enough to elicit a sadness that lingers long after the final page has been read.This is the story of Tsukiko, in her late 30 s, a loner and a food aficionado who crosses paths with her former high school teacher, 30 years her senior, at a local eatery, she simply refers to him as Sensei Teacher Their common love of food, saki and beer but their extreme yin yang opposites is highlighted simply but effectively on page one Taking my seat at the counter, I ordered tuna with fermented soybeans, fried lotus root, and salted shallots , while the old man next to me requested Salted shallots, lotus root fries, and tuna with fermented soybeans almost simultaneously.For a f...

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    La literatura japonesa tiene algo especial Tanto sus paisajes como su sensibilidad a la hora de tratar situaciones y personajes son nicos Mediante una prosa sobria pero profunda, Hiromi Kawakami nos cuenta, como reza el subt tulo, una historia de amor Pero el coraz n y el tema principal de la novela es la soledad en la que est n imbuidos los dos personajes principales.Para llenar el vac o que rodea su vida, Tsukiko acude a su bar a beber sake y cerveza Un d a se da cuenta de que el hombre mayor al que ve casi a diario junto a ella en la barra es su antiguo profesor de instituto Despu s de presentarse, se establece una relaci n en la que cada vez que se encuentran, cenan y beben, sobre todo esto ltimo, o dan paseos por los alrededores de su barrio Es una relaci n at pica, ya que Tsukiko tiene 38 a os y el maestro m s de 70 Se encuentran bien juntos, aunque surgen ciertas tirantecesEsta es una bella historia que te hace pensar e...

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