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The street of a thousand blossoms

by Gail Tsukiyama

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Memorial bookplates,
  • Fiction,
  • Brothers,
  • Whitman College,
  • Class of 1950

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    In the midst of a World War II, two young brothers learn the traditional arts of sumo wrestling and mask making only to place their dreams of future careers in these traditions on hold as Japan rebuilds.

    Edition Notes

    StatementGail Tsukiyama
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3570.S84 S77 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination422 p. ;
    Number of Pages422
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24749924M
    ISBN 100312274823, 0312379676
    ISBN 109780312274825, 9780312379674
    LC Control Number2007021012
    OCLC/WorldCa137244675

    Prologue A Day of No Regrets. A white light seeped through the shoji windows and into the room, along with the morning chill. Except for the futon he slept . On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers are growing up with their loving grandparents, who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows unusual skill at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating hard-carved masks for actors in the.

      The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. By Gail Tsukiyama. ST. MARTIN'S PRESS; PAGES; $ Don't be misled by the flowery title of Gail Tsukiyama's latest novel, "The Street of a Thousand Blossoms."Author: Malena Watrous.   Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Gail Tsukiyama's novel The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Japan, On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms .

    The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama This book was about Japan before, during and after the war. Three generations of view. The story follows the life of two boys: Kenji and Hiroshi. These boys were orphaned at a young age and lived with their grandparents. Kenji would be a mask maker for the theater and Hiroshi a Sumo wrestler/5(99). Japan, Two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh Theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread, the brothers must put their dreams on hold-and then forge their /5(14).


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Perhaps Tsukiyama’s most ambitious undertaking to date, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms covers the years before World War II through the slow awakening and gradual recovery of a severely damaged country. Two orphaned brothers, Kenji and Hiroshi Matsumoto, live with their maternal grandparents, raised in the Yanaka district of northeastern Tokyo.

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The older boy, Hiroshi, shows signs of promise at sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh Theatre masks. But as the ripples of war spread, the brothers must put .