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Mistress Oriku: Stories from a Tokyo…

Mistress Oriku: Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse

by Matsutarō Kawaguchi

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I enjoyed this book about old Tokyo...and learned much, especially with regard to family relations. I loved the descriptions of the setting and, even more so, the food. Not to spoil it for anyone, there is a common thread that runs through each chapter. Very quickly it feels like the same punchline rather than a unifying theme. ( )
  suniru | May 14, 2012 |
An interesting insight into life in a Tokyo Teahouse. Fascinating at first, but rather repetative as the short stories continue. ( )
  abigail.ann | Oct 18, 2009 |
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"Tokyo was so nice in those days!"
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Set in Meiji-era Japan, this is the story of the sensitive, compassionate and indomitable Mistress Oriku. Formerly involved in the pleasure trades of Tokyo, Mistress Oriku leaves that life behind to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. But despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she can't escape her involvement in the city's creative, intellectual and political circles.

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