Tag: Japanese literature

The Little House

The Little House – Kyoko Nakajima

The Little House is Kyoko Nakajima’s first novel translated into English. I don’t know why it hasn’t been translated until this year, but when it was finally translated,…

Asleep - Banana Yoshimoto

Asleep – Banana Yoshimoto

Asleep was the second book I read after Banana Yoshimoto’s beautiful book Kitchen. Kitchen has made me feel so happy, and at ease, so I thought Asleep would…

The Pillow Book - Sei Shonagon

The Pillow Book – Sei Shonagon

The Pillow Book is a Japanese classic written over 1000 years ago. It is composed of notes by Sei Shonagon, one of the bridesmaids of the empress in…

Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto

Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto (aka Mahoko Yoshimoto) is one of the most famous contemporary Japanese authors alive. She got the name Banana because she thinks it’s cute and she loves…