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Kate T. Williamson

Autor/a de A Year in Japan

7 obres 429 Membres 21 Ressenyes

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Nom oficial
Williamson, Kate Tower
Data de naixement
1979-02-20
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
writer
illustrator

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Sweet and light, with charming sketches and drawings. I enjoyed the little bits of text, and just about all of them left me more curious than I was at the start. Super quick read, even if you linger over some of the art.
 
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bookbrig | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Aug 5, 2020 |
I liked a lot the drawings and the small-sized bits of information about the Japanese culture. My favorite part of the book was when she tells about the Awa Odori dance and once full page is given to traditional chant in japanese with the english translation right below.

Perhaps more content with what the author saw, felt and experienced would have brought nicer ratio between the amount of images and text... But then again, the short sentences, the ample empty space and simple illustrations worked their magic and set a mood similar to that of a zen garden; no rush, simplicity, insight and beauty.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Japanese culture, traveling, traditions or anyone who wants some refreshing light reading.

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Miss_Honeybug | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | May 3, 2020 |
A book of pretty pictures, outlined in black with water color like fill. It is idiosyncratically impressionistic, and gets sparse in text in the last 3rd. The pictures don't strike me as original in any way and sometimes need to be figured out.
 
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quondame | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jun 16, 2019 |
A travelogue right up my alley--Williamson zeroes in on the kind of tiny, fascinating details that are my favorite part of exploring another culture. For instance, in the Japanese language, the words you use for numbers/amounts change depending on what is being numbered/counted. So Williamson gives us a list of the words you would use to order one, two, three, four, five, six, or seven bricks of tofu. The list stops at seven, "because no one would ever order more than that," she's told.

These charming little observations are accompanied by bright, beautiful watercolor illustrations. Some of the accompanying wording is short and brilliant enough to be poetry. This won't take you long to read, but it's a good example of "less is more" -- I felt I had more of an insight into Japan from this quick read than from my weeklong visit there a couple of years ago.
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BraveNewBks | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Aug 8, 2017 |

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Obres
7
Membres
429
Popularitat
#56,934
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
21
ISBN
8

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