Japan True Stories of Life on the Road Japan with its old and ever changing heart and soul simultaneously astonishes delights and frustrates travelers Visit the place of tranquil temples exquisite ancient inns and lurid love hotels w

  • Title: Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road
  • Author: Donald Richie
  • ISBN: 9781885211040
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Japan, with its old and ever changing heart and soul, simultaneously astonishes, delights, and frustrates travelers Visit the place of tranquil temples, exquisite ancient inns and lurid love hotels, where electric baths sit beside indoor ski slopes and cheery blossoms fall on kindly grandmothers, cynical salarymen, wise monks, and wild lovers alike.

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      Donald Richie is an American born author who has written about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema Although he considers himself only a writer, Richie has directed many experimental films, the first when he was 17 Although Richie speaks Japanese fluently, he can neither read nor write it.During World War II, he served aboard Liberty ships as a purser and medical officer By then he had already published his first work, Tumblebugs 1942 , a short story.In 1947, Richie first visited Japan with the American occupation force, a job he saw as an opportunity to escape from Lima, Ohio He first worked as a typist, and then as a civilian staff writer for the Pacific Stars and Stripes While in Tokyo, he became fascinated with Japanese culture, particularly Japanese cinema He was soon writing movie reviews in the Stars and Stripes In 1948 he met Kashiko Kawakita who introduced him to Yasujiro Ozu During their long friendship, Richie and Kawakita collaborated closely in promoting Japanese film in the West.After returning to the United States, he enrolled at Columbia University s School of General Studies in 1949, and received his Bachelor s Degree in English in 1953 Richie then returned to Japan as film critic for the The Japan Times and spent much of the second half of the twentieth century living there In 1959, he published his first book, The Japanese Film Art and Industry, coauthored with Joseph Anderson In this work, the authors gave the first English language account of Japanese film Richie served as Curator of Film at the New York Museum of Modern Art from 1969 to 1972 In 1988, he was invited to become the first guest director at the Telluride Film Festival.Among his most noted works on Japan are The Inland Sea, a travel classic, and Public People, Private People, a look at some of Japan s most significant and most mundane people He has compiled two collections of essays on Japan A Lateral View and Partial Views A collection of his writings has been published to commemorate fifty years of writing about Japan The Donald Richie Reader The Japan Journals 1947 2004 consists of extended excerpts from his diaries.In 1991, filmmakers Lucille Carra and Brian Cotnoir produced a film version of The Inland Sea, which Richie narrated Produced by Travelfilm Company, the film won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Hawaii International Film Festival 1991 and the Earthwatch Film Award It screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992.Author Tom Wolfe describes Richie as the Lafcadio Hearn of our time, a subtle, stylish, and deceptively lucid medium between two cultures that confuse one another the Japanese and the American Richie s most widely recognized accomplishment has been his analysis of Japanese cinema From his first published book, Richie has revised not only the library of films he discusses, but the way he analyzes them With each subsequent book, he has focused less on film theory and on the conditions in which the films were made One thing that has emerged in his works is an emphasis on the presentational nature of Japan s cinema, in contrast to the representational films of the West His book, A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film includes a helpful guide to the availability of the films on home video and DVD mentioned in the main text In the foreword to this book, Paul Schrader says Whatever we in the West know about Japanese film, and how we know it, we most likely owe to Donald Richie Richie also has written analyses of two of Japan s best known filmmakers Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa.Richie has written the English subtitles for Akira Kurosawa s films Kagemusha 1980 and Dreams 1990 8.In the 21st century, Richie has become noted for his erudite audio commentaries for The Criterion Collection on DVDs of various classic Japanese films, notably those of Ozu A Story of Floating Weeds, Early Summer , Mikio Naruse When a Woman Ascend



    2 thoughts on “Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road

    1. This is a wonderful collection of writing about Japan up until the publication around 1999. It's set up as a guidebook where you learn about the country through various writings, many taken from larger works and other taken in full from magazines and newspapers.The selections are vast and encompass a variety of styles and voices. I had read about 1/3 previously, and have already bought 3 other books that I enjoyed the snippets of. With so many stories there's no use going into details, but was s [...]

    2. THIS WAS A GREAT READ TO PREPARE FOR MY TRIP TO JAPAN! I LEARNED ALOT & I WOULD RECOMMEND IT FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO VISIT THE COUNTRY.

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