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Flower Mat

True Classics of Japanese Literature



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Flower Mat: True Classics of Japanese Literature by Shugoro Yamamoto
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Set in eighteenth-century Japan, "The Flower Mat" unravels the story of a young bride born into a traditional family, groomed in the virtues of ideal womanhood, and finally tempered in tragedy brought about by political intrigue. Readers everywhere will find this a solid account of personal development and responsibility in the life of one Japanese woman.

Author Biography

"Shugoro Yamamoto" (1903-67) received critical acclaim for his first novel, "Suma-dera Fukin," published in 1926. Among his nineteen other novels, several were singled out for special awards, all of which Yamamoto declined. "The Flower Mat" was very popular in the original Japanese and was the basis of a successful television drama.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2006
Translated by Eilieen B Hennesse Translated by Mihoko Inoue
Country of Publication
United States
Tuttle Publishing
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