Unlimited [Spirituality Book] ☆ Tales from the Bamboo Grove - by Yoko Kawashima Watkins Jean Tseng Mou-Sien Tseng Þ

By Yoko Kawashima Watkins Jean Tseng Mou-Sien Tseng | Comments: ( 518 ) | Date: ( Aug 19, 2019 )

A collection of Japanese folk tales recalled from the author s childhood.


  • Title: Tales from the Bamboo Grove
  • Author: Yoko Kawashima Watkins Jean Tseng Mou-Sien Tseng
  • ISBN: 9780027925258
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Yoko Kawashima Watkins Jean Tseng Mou-Sien Tseng

Yoko Kawashima Watkins was born in Japan in 1933 Her family lived in Manchuria, a region in northern china where her father was stationed as a Japanese government official This region of China had been under Japanese control since 1931 The family later moved to Nanam in northern Korea, where her father was overseeing Japanese political interests Japan had taken control of Korea in 1910 Although the family lived in Korea, they followed many Japanese traditions Yoko, her brother Hideyo, and her sister Ko practiced calligraphy, the art of serving and receiving tea, and classic Japanese dance Yoko s family lived very comfortably in Korea until July of 1945, when it became clear that Japan was losing WW2 Yoko, her sister, and her mother had to flee Korea to ensure their safety Because Japan s presence in Korea was greatly resented, their comfortable life became a life on the run, as they made their way back to Japan Yoko survived the journey back to Japan where she finished her secondary schooling She then attended Kyoto University where she was in an English language based program She graduated and worked at the US Air Force Base as a translator, where she met her future husband She married Donald Watkins, an American pilot, in 1953 In 1955 her husband was transferred to the US, where they lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, and finally settled in Brewster, Massachusetts, where they still live Together the couple had four children In 1976 Yoko began writing So Far From the Bamboo Grove It was published in 1986, and has won many awards In 1994 she published a second book, My Brother, My Sister, and I In addition to writing, Yoko gives lectures, visits schools, answers questions, and gives advice to students.



Comments Tales from the Bamboo Grove

  • Juliette

    A small but lovely collection of fables from Japan. Given my Japanese background I was pleasantly surprised that I had not heard any of these stories before. The following stories are includedDragon Princess, Tatsuko - A beautiful girl finds out how beautiful she is and is willing to give up everything just to stay beautiful forever.The Fox Wife - A story about a poor farmer who is rewarded for his kindness.Why is the Seawater Salty? - Two brothers, one selfish, the other kind. The selfish one i [...]


  • Kristine Hansen

    What made this collection really special was the stories behind the stories - in the preface. If you skipped it you missed how the author's parents used these stories to instruct, to entertain, to inform. Be sure to read that carefully before beginning, as it makes this book that much more meaningful. Loved it!


  • SooMin Kang

    Although I read the second and last book by Yoko Kawashima Watckins, I didn't really get the point of this. This story was about little stories that Yoko believed in. I personally think that this book doesn't need to be read but the other books in the series were very good.


  • Jack

    A number of Japanese folktales the Yoko heard and loved as a child.The stories need personal reflection to understand the meaning in the Japanese cultural context.


  • Taylor

    Our boring teacher read it to us so I zoned out and doodled.


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