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Gleanings in Buddha-Fields

by Lafcadio Hearn

Originally published in 1897, Gleanings in Buddha-Fields is Lafcadio Hearn’s third book from his Japanese period. Gleanings in Buddha-Fields is a volume of essays which explore the Philosophy and teachings of Japanese Buddhism. The book offers the reader a wealth of essays and sketches on Japanese religious belief, art and life. Chapters Include; A Living God, Notes of a Trip to Kyoto, About Faces in Japanese Art, Buddhist Allusions in Japanese Folk Song, Nirvana, and The Rebirth of Katsuguro.

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Botchan

by Natsume Soseki

One of the most popular novels in Japan, Botchan is the story of a young graduate who takes up his first teaching post at Matsuyama middle school in the countryside. Botchan, a native of Tokyo views Matsuyama as a small backwater town with unusual customs. Strong willed and with the spirit of Edokko, Botchan soon finds himshelf at odds with the town and with the school. Written in 1906, Botchan is based on the authors own experience as a teacher at Matsuyama Middle School in 1895 and can be viewed as semiautobiographical.

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Kokoro

by Lafcadio Hearn

Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, was first published in 1896 at a time when Japan was largely unknown to the Western world. Kokoro (心) which translates as ‘heart’ in English offers the reader the first glimpses into pre-industrial and Meji era Japan. Today the works of Lafcadio Hearn are mostly forgotten in the West and are fading from the memories of the Japanese.

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