From the Country of Kimonos

  • Yuko KOYANO / 2006.12
  • JPY 1,905 / A5 size, hardcover, 224 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

B. S. Gordon who wrote the rights of women in the Constitution of Japan and H. Kolein who became a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Chiune Sugihara who issued a visa to the Jews, Japanese culture and war as seen in the eyes of the “world” such as the aesthetics and solidarity that still exists at the Kinkakuji Gion Festival!
(ISBN 4861100917)

indexes

AUREATE MEDITATION
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
One of Japan’s great cultural treasures
THE SOUND OF RECTITUDE
Chiune Sugihara
The Japanese diplomat who during W.W. II signed
transit visas allowing thousands of European Jews
to escape the Nazis
A CENTURY-LONG DESIRE
Beate Sirota Gordon
The American woman who was responsible for writing the article of the new Japanese constitution in 1946 guaranteeing equal rights for women
A TOUCH OF SOLACE
Helen Colijn
A Dutch citizen interned by Japanese forces in
Indonesia at the outbreak of W.W. II
AWAKENING IN JULY
The Gion Matsuri
A diary-like account of witnessing the construction of the giant floats for the Gion Matsuri in Kyoto

author

Yuko KOYANO
Born in Dalian, China in 1946. Graduated from the Department of English literature in Kyoto Women’s Junior College in 1967. Living in America with her family for her husband’s work in 1974-1975 and 1985-1990. She is the author of “From a town on the Hudson”(1996, Tuttle Publishing).

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