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  Topic: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 4
Views: 4288

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:04 pm   Subject: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
I'm adding another photo of Oyama Iwao before 1874. To show you a resemblance. He studied in France and also traveled to Holland and Germany.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Iwao_Oyama#m ...
  Topic: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 4
Views: 4288

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:33 am   Subject: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
I'm not aware of any verified photos of Saigo - the most famous image of him is generally reckoned to be a put together job – so if this is actually him, I would think it is quite a find. However, I ...
  Topic: Wakamatsu, California
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 5
Views: 5780

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:20 am   Subject: Wakamatsu, California
There were a brother and sister from Aizu-Wakamatsu living in New England right after the Meiji Restoration because they got scholarships from the Meiji government and joined the Iwakura Embassy (Miss ...
  Topic: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 4
Views: 4288

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:57 pm   Subject: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
In September I heard a presentation by Leslie Helm regarding his book Yokohama Yankee. His great-grandfather, Julius Helm, who arrived in Japan in 1869, had a photo taken with Saigo Takamori, Katsu Ka ...
  Topic: Carmen's Articles on Japanese History/Suite 101
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 28
Views: 22880

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:32 pm   Subject: Time to Update Links
In the next couple of months, I will update my articles in full on my blog, Japanese History Enthusiast, by eliminating the links to the now defunct Suite 101.

Gracias,

Gracia
  Topic: Title of Murakami novel
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 4
Views: 4549

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: Title of Murakami novel
I just finished an English copy of Colorless Tsukuru Takazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. The style has such a Japanese sensibility, the most so of his books since Norwegian Wood.

I was at Waseda ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:51 am   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
My copy of Emmerich's book arrived - it is a really beautiful production. I'll say some more about it when I've read a bit further. I like his style and he has some very interesting things to say.

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  Topic: Locations of 108 Imp Cultural Properties Unknown
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 6
Views: 2221

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:42 pm   Subject: Locations of 108 Imp Cultural Properties Unknown
Strangely enough, one of them did recently


マジで? Seriously?
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:03 pm   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
You might find this enlightening, if you've not read it. John
http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/publications/doc/CRJEHVolume3.pdf
One telling conclusion was; 80 to 90% of the homeowner class in Kyoto and ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:06 pm   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
I guess I'm on the fence about this one now, not sure whether to believe that knowledge of the Genji was, or was not, widespread. I guess I'll have to wait until I can read Michael's book (or just ge ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:31 am   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Tatsunoshi: "One of the reasons so many Ukiyo-e survive today is because Westerners valued, loved and collected them, which in turn increased their popularity in Japan."

I agree with you. ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:47 pm   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Finally, as for the question of "national literature," I think we need to remember that the nation, and "literature" (文学), are both Meiji concepts. So, however well-known the ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:34 am   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Perhaps, the interviewer was asking the wrong questions. She expected Emmerich to be an expert on The Tale of Genji, when his purpose in the interview was to highlight Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji, its p ...
  Topic: Anna Hartshorne
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 5
Views: 2335

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:53 am   Subject: Anna Hartshorne
I can't help feeling she would have been rather shocked at being called a looker Very Happy

I read about Anna Hartshorne's connection with Tsuda Umeko when I was writing the preface to Japan and her P ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:00 am   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Good to read your responses, Heron and Takanoshi.

Reviewing Haruo Shirane's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1900, I would say that the most famous writer after Murasaki Shikibu, ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 22
Views: 6993

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:12 am   Subject: Re: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
I've just ordered this book. Has anyone else read it? I am interested in it as it begins with a long and detailed analysis of Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji, which was a late Edo period best seller which I ...
  Topic: Anna Hartshorne
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 5
Views: 2335

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:45 am   Subject: Anna Hartshorne
She's a looker. John


Yes, she was quite pretty. This photo from the late 1800s is in very good condition.

I have been doing extensive research on the first Japanese students who studied in th ...
  Topic: Anna Hartshorne
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 5
Views: 2335

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:10 pm   Subject: Anna Hartshorne
Many Samurai Archives members are acquainted with Anna Hartshorne, who wrote Japan and Her People and assisted Nitobe Inazo with his book, Bushido: The Soul of Japan (1900).

Japan and Her People wa ...
  Topic: Woodblock of Saigo Takamori Kagoshima Loyalists
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 1
Views: 1557

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:03 pm   Subject: Woodblock of Saigo Takamori Kagoshima Loyalists
Has anyone seen this woodblock print of Saigo Takamori before?

[url=http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/cyw/id/247/rec/17]Saigo Takamori Kagoshima Loyalists

Carmen
  Topic: Lian Hearn's Newest: The Storyteller and His Three Daughters
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 7
Views: 2894

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:31 pm   Subject: Lian Hearn's Newest: The Storyteller and His Three Daughters
Audible were really great over the recording. I liked the voices, but I haven't listened to much of it because (ironic smile) I can't download from Australia.

Gracia, thanks again for your help par ...
  Topic: Samurai Revolution: Romulus Hillsborough's New Book
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 17
Views: 8120

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:41 am   Subject: Samurai Revolution: Romulus Hillsborough's New Book
I've been reading about Katsu Rintaro from a completely different kind of source: Clara's Diary: An American Girl in Meiji Japan by Clara Whitney. She knew Katsu Awa as the kindest person of all for h ...
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 78
Views: 38238

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:55 am   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
NHK is trying to attract female viewers because more women watch TV than men.
Female viewers prefer lead character to be female and less battle.

Considering that both men and women are each half o ...
  Topic: Makiko Itoh on Quora
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 7
Views: 3972

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:08 pm   Subject: Makiko Itoh on Quora
I like to think we've always been nice to women Smile


Hi Tatsunoshi, I was glad to see the forum is hopping!

My remark is rather tongue-in-cheek. I think the answer to your reply is Yes and No. ...
  Topic: Lian Hearn's Newest: The Storyteller and His Three Daughters
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 7
Views: 2894

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 pm   Subject: Lian Hearn's Newest: The Storyteller and His Three Daughters
Thanks, Tatsu, for the comprehensive and thoughtful review. I owe so much to the support and expert knowledge of s-a members. Thanks to all Very Happy

The book is available for all e-book platforms at ...
  Topic: book and dvd recommendations
Hosokawa Gracia

Replies: 26
Views: 13315

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:35 pm   Subject: book and dvd recommendations
I know I want to End with Sekigahara, and maybe move onto a Japan 1650-present as a next semeter. One of my favorite books, though it would not be a basic textbook, is Oliver Statler's Japanese Inn ( ...
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