the tokyo files archives 東京ファイル

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Japan reading list & resources

Non-Fiction

Tokyo and Japanese post-war history

Older Japanese history

Architecture and Urban Planning

Other, and cultural history

Fiction:

 

Junichiro Tanizaki 谷崎 潤一郎:

  • Naomi 痴人の愛 Chijin no Ai (A Fool’s Love)
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Some Prefer Nettles

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa 芥川 龍之介

  • Rashomon, and other stories: collection of stories translated to English by Takashi Kojima, 1952; in Japanese, the stories include “Rashōmon” 羅生門 (1915) and “In a Grove” 藪の中 Yabu no Naka (1922), which combine to form the story of the 1950 film, Rashomon.
  • Kappa 河童: 1927; translated to English by Seiichi Shiojiri, 1970

Yukio Mishima 三島 由紀夫 (Wikipedia)

  • Death in Midsummer and other stories 『真夏の死 その他』
  • After the Banquet 『宴のあと』 (Utage no Ato), by Yukio Mishima 三島 由紀夫.

Natsume Sōseki 夏目 漱石

Other:

Blogs and resources

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