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by Oliver Statler

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
Download Japanese Inn epub
ISBN: 0824808185
ISBN13: 978-0824808181
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Oliver Statler
Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; Reprint edition (December 1, 1983)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1317 kb
FB2 size: 1109 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 918
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This is a book for people interested in Japanese culture and the focus on a 500 year old inn helps show how ordinary people lived from one generation to the next, sometimes affected by major changes but often just living ordinary lives. Statler puts each generation of owner into contex. Do remember that the book was originally written in 1961 but it holds up well. Statler leads you on a leisurely journey through Japanese history with side trips.
Excellent look at Japanese history. Japanese friends were also impressed. Some of the older friends, pointed out parts that they had learned as children.
Wonderful book. I'm going to Japan and will make it a point to stop off in ths area and hopefully see the Inn which is now a small museum.
Since it's out of print and all the copies available are very old and, therefore, very musty, you need to have taken your allergy pills, and maybe even wear a mask. But it's worth a few sneezes and watery eyes. I'm fascinated by Japan and its histoy and culture and this is not a book full of dull facts, but a lively story of an inn and a culture across the centuries to post WW11.
A readable account of historical Japan written by an US occupying officer as his curiosity about the inn at which he staying,having been in continuous operation for many years by the same family, is piqued.
Having spent my early years in Japan as a child in the 1950s (my father serving in the military), I have remained very interested in its history and its people. Japanese Inn brings the country to life through the lives of a family through several generations. A truly captivating read and is highly recommended.
Nicely woven story telling,especially for those interested in Japanese culture. Think I'll be reading it again soon.
Hope to find more books by Mr Stapler.
This story wanders through centuries of Japanese history, from the location of an inn on the pilgrimage highway between Tokyo and Koyoto. It is not spectacularly written, but it is worth reading, partly for the post WWII perspective of the author, who lived in Japan early in their recovery period.
You won't stay up late reading it, but you will enjoy it to the end.