Re:Happy Spring; Information on gA Thousand Years of Love.h
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group;this post falls under the general category of Japanese culture
Dear fellow Yahoo Group members and friends of Japanese
traditional and pop culture,
I hope you are all enjoying the warm spring
weather!"A Thousand Years of Love" is now available at
different bookstores in Japan. Below are bookstores in
Japan/USA where you can buy the book/or will be
available in the near future. Please contact me for
exact availability dates as they appear.
On all Amazon International sites, including
Japan, the UK and Canada; if it says "out of stock"
for some reason, please contact me.
you can find it by doing an author or title
search by pen name-Avia Belle Moon
Borders Books,(now teamed with Amazon)
www.borders.com(will automatically load onto
Barnes and Nobles
Chapters Indigo in Canada
From beginning to mid May-
900 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
For now Until July 2004-
2)Junkudo Books-Osaka main branch, in the
Abanza Building, close to Osaka JR station.
and Nishinomiya Kitaguchi branch, in
Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station-0798-68-6300
Kinokuniya Umeda Store in Osaka in Umeda Hankyu
Station-in the near future
2)Avanti Book Center, on the 6th floor of the
Fisumi Building, behind Kyoto station-075-682-5031
Book Signing-June 5th Saturday 3-4pm. First 10 people
will receive a free postcard of the book cover!
3)Kintetsu Department Store behind Kyoto
station, in Ashiya Book store, 5th floor. 075-361-1210
4)Maruzen Books in central Kyoto, Kawaramachi
Kinokuniya Shinjuku Minami Store-in the near
If you don't leave in the above areas
yourself(and even if you do:)) can you please forward
this message on to others? Thank you!
"This book captures the luxury of the Heian era
very well. The Japanese people love the duality of
"light and shade," (inyo). The description of
the color combinations and design of the kimonos, seen
through light and shadows conveys this feeling very
well, as similarily expressed in Tanizaki Junichiro's
book, "The Worship of Shade," (inei raisan.)
People who are interested in Japanese
pop/trendy culture will enjoy this book as well, as it
contains omyoji characters(Chinese master of
divination) and androgyny seen in girls' manga.
also felt the book would be suitable to study
English,as the letter size is very large and easy to
Setsuko Tamogami, translator
excerpt-"The 'mystery' of this period is
perhaps one that should or cannot be solved. I tried
to reveal the 'invisible' or 'the shade' as well
as 'the light.' We should not only look at the
tree but its reflection as well."
Attention to all those studying English!
Eikai no gakushusha no minasan!
"A Thousand Years of Love" may be a very useful
and enjoyable way to study English, with its large
print, easy to read style and short length,
suitable for the following levels-
English Step Test
Pre first level to First level
Eiken jun1 kyu-1kyu TOEIC score 800 and up-you
can read this book without a dictionary
Eiken 2kyu TOEIC score 500-600 - very suitable
to your English level
Eiken jun 2kyu TOEIC score 300-400 -a little
difficult but please challenge yourself:)
Thanks for listening and have a great day!
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