Land of the Rising Sun: Meiji-era Japanese Classics

Our Meiji-era Japanese classics tour will run from November 1 until November 5.

The button from the tour comes from a 1898 photograph by T. Emani, a respected Meiji-era photographer. Mount Fuji is in the distance. Apparently, this spot is today the center of a busy interstate, convenience stores, and car dealerships. It reminds us of the different era that was Meiji Japan. For more information on the picture, see Okinawa Soba’s photostream on flickr.

Below is the schedule for this tour. I look forward to learning more from you, as there are a variety of works represented. I hope you too enjoy following the tour.

If you are coming here late and would like to add your name to the schedule or if you think there is an error below, please send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com and I will fix it.

Monday, November 1

Shelf Love I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

Rebecca Reads Short stories by Ichiyō Higuchi

Tuesday, November 2

nomadreader Tower of London: Tales of Victorian London by Sōseki Natsume

Genji Press Exotic Japanese Stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Mustard Seed Book Reviews Ukigumo [Floating Cloud] by Futabeatei Shimei

Wednesday, November 3

Stiletto Storytime I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

2,606 Books and Counting Heredity of Taste by Sōseki Natsume

Paperback Reader I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

Thursday, November 4

The Reading Life Short Stories of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Bookie Mee Short Stories of Mori Ogai

Booksploring Botchan by Sōseki Natsume

Friday, November 5

In Spring it is the Dawn Japanese Gothic Tales by Kyōka Izumi

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