Since I finished the Classic Literature Challenge, I figured it was about time I found another one. This one is the Japanese Literature Challenge which I am stoked about because I have never read anything by a Japanese writer. I am very shocked to be uttering this... I guess I never really gave it much thought before.
Here are my latest encounters with Japan:
- I just came back from a trip to Switzerland and I met a Japanese ballet dancer from Sapporo. All I know about the city is that they make good beer. ;)
- I recently found an art book by Hokusai which I absolutely love. He made the infamous tidal wave drawing that I'm sure you've probably seen around.
- Some of my favourite films are Japanese including Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran (all three are Kurosawa films), The Departures (2009), etc. Some that I have not been completely enamored with include Ugetsu and Late Spring.