Glimpses of Old Tokyo

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-- Read Extracts from the Book

_ a) Memories of Smoking

_ b) Japanese Sento

Masuho Fujita in Glimpses of Old Tokyo has written some poetical prose stories mainly about her childhood memories. These include festivals, family, a bathhouse, food, street sounds, shops, kimono making, and dragonflies.

This is a short extract from “A Place in Our Hearts”, in which Masuho and friend revisit some old haunts from when they were at school together:

"After wandering around for an hour in the dim evening light we gave up on any chance of finding the dear old places we once knew so well. On the walk back to the Japan Rail station I told my friend, 'I think the happy memories of our childhood will live on in our hearts. We'll never forget them, will we?'"

Masuho has many memories and she has recalled them here with love and clarity. For readers wanting to know something special and personal about festivals, family and food in pre-war Tokyo, Masuho’s writings will provide a delicious entrée.

"I enjoyed reading Glimpses of Old Tokyo. I have always thought English was very very difficult for me, but when I started to read your book, suddenly I found that English is clearer than Japanese and I could read the book. A lot of people will love this book."

– Hisako Fujita

Book Information

Glimpses of Old Tokyo, Masuho Fujita
Online special: $28.00 NZ
Mailing: Standard NZ/Australia, Rest of World $12.00 NZ
ISBN: 978-0-473-14678-8
Biography; Travel
Ideal for anyone interested in Japanese culture, for students
learning English.
Published 2009
Paperback, stitched binding.
Original colour and black/white artwork; photographs; extensive Glossary of Japanese references.
Size: 23.5 cms high by 16.5 cms wide
Weight: 300 gms
Pages: 96, including Glossary