Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories: Illustrations by Yoshimi Ohtani

Tokyo Tales A Collection of Japanese Short Stories Illustrations by Yoshimi Ohtani Renae Lucas Hall leads the reader into an enchanting life affirming and inspiring world of Japanese short stories in Tokyo Tales You ll love the way each story embraces the charm and allure of Japan

  • Title: Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories: Illustrations by Yoshimi Ohtani
  • Author: Renae Lucas-Hall Yoshimi OHTANI
  • ISBN: 9781781487457
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Renae Lucas Hall leads the reader into an enchanting, life affirming and inspiring world of Japanese short stories in Tokyo Tales You ll love the way each story embraces the charm and allure of Japan and you ll enjoy these stories even if you have a limited knowledge of this fascinating country These fifteen magical tales include a hellish homestay, ghosts, school bullyiRenae Lucas Hall leads the reader into an enchanting, life affirming and inspiring world of Japanese short stories in Tokyo Tales You ll love the way each story embraces the charm and allure of Japan and you ll enjoy these stories even if you have a limited knowledge of this fascinating country These fifteen magical tales include a hellish homestay, ghosts, school bullying, a marriage arrangement and the kawaii culture Renae Lucas Hall s captivating way of storytelling will deepen your appreciation of the Japanese culture and provide you with a glimpse into the Japanese mind set which will stay with you long after you ve read the final page Prepare to be enthralled by the illuminating images throughout Tokyo Tales by the renowned Japanese Illustrator Yoshimi OHTANI These wonderful illustrations and the delightful narrative will harness your imagination and leave you spellbound About the AuthorRenae Lucas Hall is the author of Tokyo Tales A Collection of Japanese Short Stories as well as Tokyo Hearts A Japanese Love Story Renae is an Australian born British novelist and writer She spent years studying French, Italian and Japanese because she loves languages and she always wanted to be an interpreter, a teacher or a writer Renae later graduated from university with a degree in Japanese language and culture She went on to live in Tokyo for two years, where she taught English Renae has continued to work with the Japanese for many years Ten years ago, Renae also completed an Advanced Diploma of Business Over the past twenty years, Renae has enjoyed visiting Japan many times for work or as a tourist She continues to love reading and writing anything and everything about Japan Renae lives in Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom with her husband You can read about Renae Lucas Hall, her books and her writing at renaelucashall Yoshimi OHTANI s illustrations feature on the book cover and throughout Tokyo Tales A Collection of Japanese Short Stories by Renae Lucas Hall Yoshimi OHTANI is a renowned Japanese illustrator from Tokyo OHTANI s creations combine a traditional mindset iki with a sense of modern Japanesque passive demeanor wabi , an elegant simplicity sabi , and a classic taste kare The results give fascinating characters that are a hybrid of Japanimation manga comics and design artistic expression Find out about Yoshimi OHTANI at ARTas1 yoshimi_ohtani.

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    1. I received this book from the author in a giveaway and I'm so happy I got a chance to read it because it is an awesome book!This is a very easy to read book, with stories for everyone. My favorite one was Homestay Hell.The illustrations throughout the book are very beautiful as well!I definitely recommend this book to everyone who likes Japan and Japanese culture.Thank you very much miss Renae!!!!!

    2. I hope you enjoy Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories with illustrations by Yoshimi Ohtani.

    3. I came across Renae Lucas-Halls “Tokyo Tales…” upon looking for books on Japan / Japanese literature, which I’m really into. It’s been hard to find new books that really speak of contemporary Japan, and since I’ve travelled there a lot – Tokyo in particular – and lived there a few times, I wanted to get something that felt both authentic, in terms of feeling like it captured the world that I encountered when I was there, but also provided me stories that brought to life character [...]

    4. Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories by Renae Lucas-Hall is a collection of 15 short stories centring around an array of unique and interesting characters. This compilation tells stories and events from everyday life to the life changing and magical. Each one possesses its own moral and message. With a wide range of settings, scenes, and characters there is certainly something for everyone.I enjoyed how Renae Lucas-Hall produced an empathic feeling to her tales, it was easy to und [...]

    5. Until recently I had never been to Japan. I have now courtesy of Renae Lucas-Hall's Tokyo Tales. The book of fifteen short stories is written with some such love, such joie de vivre, such wit and warmth that you feel that you are walking the streets of the Japanese capital and visiting the bar in Nihonhashi or attending English language classes with Sachiko.I also know Japanese societal customs thanks to the book. Renae writes with an easy flowing style, which is both beneficial and detrimental [...]

    6. I admit, I'm totally obsessed with all things Japan and Japanese culture. Tokyo Tales indulges that obsession for me in written fiction form, and reminded me at times of reading manga and at times of reading an adventure fiction book or old Japanese myth.Being well acquainted with the cultural ins and outs of Japan, I immediately recognized and delighted in the details Lucas-Hall adds in like referencing the famous ganguro girls and how Japanese girls are the ones who present the gifts on Valent [...]

    7. *Received from GiveawaysI've always liked all things Japan so the book Tokyo Tales sounded awesome for me. I don't really see many books in my area that talk about Japan, much less in a contemporary way. I like how Tokyo Tales did that: it told modern Japanese tales.The book itself was easy to read. It consists of 15 stories that each focus on a different part of Japanese culture. I think my favorite story was The Lucky Bar in Nihonbashi which was a ghost story with a hopeful note at the end. T [...]

    8. Revisited:: I’ve been a fan of Ohtani’s artwork for a few years, so seeing it included with this set was a nice treat. The words and images coupled together complemented each other nicely. Passages and sentences were on the longer side, which didn’t really appeal to me while reading this particular set, but the extra details and descriptions were nice in some areas.My favorite of the stories was “A Wife for Kurou” (a second being “Homestay Hell”), but otherwise I unfortunately coul [...]

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