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by James R. Brandon,Sawako Ariyoshi

  • ISBN: 4770017839
  • Author: James R. Brandon,Sawako Ariyoshi
  • ePub ver: 1353 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 348
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc; 1st edition (February 1, 1994)
  • Formats: rtf lrf doc azw
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Sawako Ariyoshi was born in 1931 in Wakayama, Japan

Sawako Ariyoshi was born in 1931 in Wakayama, Japan. As a student she developed a deep interest in the theater, both modern drama and traditional Kabuki, and her own plays are widely performed in Japan. She first rose to prominence as a writer of short stories, but went on to build an impressive reputation as a novelist dealing with crucial social issues (among her works are The River Ki, The Doctor's Wife, and The Twilight Years). James R. Brandon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1927, and received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

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To be kabuki in Japan once meant to be outrageous, daring, flaunting. In Kabuki Dancer, the popular Japanese novelist Sawako Ariyoshi (The Doctor's Wife, The River To be kabuki in Japan once meant to be outrageous, daring, flaunting convention. Translated into English by James R. Brandon, who is a specialist on the Japanese theater in general and Kabuki in particular.

Kabuki Dancer : A Novel of the Woman Who Founded Kabuki. By (author) Sawako Ariyoshi, By (author) James R. Brandon.

In Kabuki Dancer, the popular Japanese novelist Sawako Ariyoshi (The .

In Kabuki Dancer, the popular Japanese novelist Sawako Ariyoshi (The Doctor's Wife, The River Ki, The Twilight Years) retells the story of Okuni, the legendary temple dancer who first performed among jugglers and freak shows on a stage along the riverbank in the heart of the Imperial city of Kyoto. Blending the rhythms and movements of religious festivals with the words of popular love songs she and her troupe became sensations. Ariyoshi Sawako is a novelist concerned with social issues, the position of women among them, although some of her earlier works were less topical.

To be kabuki in Japan once meant to be outrageous, daring, flaunting convention. An almost mythical representation of the miraculous moment when an immortalrtform was born, this novel recreates the ethos and mores of early7th-century Japan.

Published February 1994 by Kodansha International (JPN).

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Sawako Ariyoshi (有吉 佐和子 Ariyoshi Sawako, 20 January 1931 – 30 August 1984) was a Japanese writer, known for such works as The Doctor's Wife and The River Ki. She was known for her advocacy of social issues, such as the elderly in Japanese society, and environmental issues. Several of her novels describe the relationships between mothers and their daughters. She also had a fascination with traditional Japanese arts, such as kabuki and bunraku.

ABILITY Kabuki Dancer - When Sawako summons her ability, Kabuki Dancer, she draws a fan . It took Sawako three months to finally regain the dancer

ABILITY Kabuki Dancer - When Sawako summons her ability, Kabuki Dancer, she draws a fan from each of her pockets. Four clones that illustrate kabuki dancers appear, two on her left side, two on her right. The fans she draws help her protect herself, but if she is injured in the chest area or her fans get cut, her ability weakens. There's also been an instance where one of her fans was cut in half, and one of the dancers disappeared. It took Sawako three months to finally regain the dancer. She can only draw her fans when she activates her ability, and her fans are only useful then.

To be kabuki in Japan once meant to be outrageous, daring, flaunting convention. It was in sixteenth-century Japan, as Shakespeare was writing his masterworks half a world away, that the spirit of Kabuki theater was born out of a single woman's passions and dedication to her art. In Kabuki Dancer, the popular Japanese novelist Sawako Ariyoshi (The Doctor's Wife, The River Ki, The Twilight Years) retells the story of Okuni, the legendary temple dancer who first performed among jugglers and freak shows on a stage along the riverbank in the heart of the Imperial city of Kyoto. Blending the rhythms and movements of religious festivals with the words of popular love songs she and her troupe became sensations. Their affairs and rivalries, infatuations and jealousies, were transformed into the very fabric of their performance, as it began its evolution into the classic drama of today. Against a backdrop of civil war, dynastic conflict, and social turmoil, Okuni and her companions and lovers, together with their audience of artisans, merchants, and aristocrats, struggled to survive the birth pangs of a glorious - yet sometimes deadly - new age. Based on fact, transmuted into powerful and moving artistic expression, Kabuki Dancer is at once a turbulent love story, a re-creation of an exotic and colorful historical period, and an almost mythic representation of the miraculous moment in which an immortal artform appears.
Comments (2)

BOND
It's not easy to find good historical Japanese novels about anything besides intrigue and sword fights. This one is really interesting for the authentic detail and a fascinating character. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
HyderCraft
This novel is about the woman who transformed theatre in Japan and founded Kabuki. I was amazed to learn that "kabuki" originally meant strange and unconventional. Ironically, women were later forbidden to perform on stage in Japan. Centuries later, Sadayakko would have to reclaim the place of women in Japanese theatre by becoming popular in the West first. But it all started with one courageous and defiant woman named Okuni portrayed so movingly by Sawako Ariyoshi.

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