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by Tomoko Takahashi

  • ISBN: 146204364X
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Tomoko Takahashi
  • Subcategory: Ethnic & National
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: iUniverse (November 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 296 pages
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 291
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Tomoko Takahashi was born in Japan in 1955; at twenty, she left her home for the United States. The title, Samurai and Cotton, captures so well the precision of the book and the emotional resonance it engenders in the reader.

Tomoko Takahashi was born in Japan in 1955; at twenty, she left her home for the United States. in English from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned her doctorate in applied linguistics from Columbia University. She currently serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. Samurai represents deep history and tradition, refined culture, a moral code of respect, honor, and virtue.

Prior to that, the original work was published in Japan in June 2010 (Takahashi 2010). Autobiographical Self-translation - Translator as the Author, Narrator, and Protagonist. The present text is in large part extracted from the book that Henri- Paul de Saint-Gervais has written about the history of the uniformization of Riemann surfaces ().

Samurai and Cotton book. This memoir is filled with vibrant, heartfelt emotion and detail, buoyed by the revealing, authentic letters written by family members.

This is a story of two lives that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter in Japan and America

This is a story of two lives that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter in Japan and America. In the context of these two lives, this memoir takes on a historical journey through the world of the samurai as it transitions into the merchant class, culminating in the aftermath of the daughter's decision to pursue her dreams to study in America

This is a story of two livesthat of a loving father and his headstrong daughterin Japan and America

This is a story of two livesthat of a loving father and his headstrong daughterin Japan and America. Tomoko Takahashi was born in Japan in 1955; at twenty, she left her home for the United States.

This is a story of two lives-that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter-in Japan and America

This is a story of two lives-that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter-in Japan and America. In the context of these two lives, this memoir takes on a historical journey through the world of the samurai as it transitions into the merchant cla. Specifications. iUniverse, Author Solutions Inc. Book Format. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

This is a story of two livesthat of a loving father and his headstrong daughterin Japan and America.

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This is a story of two lives-that of a loving father and his headstrong daughter-in Japan and America. In the context of these two lives, this memoir takes on a historical journey through the world of the samurai as it transitions into the merchant class, culminating in the aftermath of the daughter's decision to pursue her dreams to study in America. Based on the true stories of seven generations of author Tomoko T. Takahashi's family and centered around the life of her father, Kiyoshi, Samurai and Cotton reveals the struggles and triumphs occurring during tumultuous upheavals in Japanese culture at large and the much more personal trials of a single family. This memoir is filled with vibrant, heartfelt emotion and detail, buoyed by the revealing, authentic letters written by family members. While it focuses on the lifespan and memories of Kiyoshi, this is also the story of Tomoko, who receives indefatigable support from her father first as a headstrong youngster in Japan and later as a determined newcomer to America.
Reviews about Samurai And Cotton: A Story of Two Life Journeys in Japan and America (4):
Zahisan
A wonderful account of the authors life and her experiences. Well worth the cost and time to read. You won't be disappointed.
Matty
Wei T'ai, an 11th century Chinese poetician, wrote that poetry should be precise about the thing yet reticent about the feeling so as to start the hands/feet of the reader waving/tapping in time, strengthen morality and refine culture, set heaven and earth in motion, and call up the spirits. The title, Samurai and Cotton, captures so well the precision of the book and the emotional resonance it engenders in the reader.

Samurai represents deep history and tradition, refined culture, a moral code of respect, honor, and virtue. But tradition, culture, and code are often passed along without reflection, questioning, and choice. And so we witness the author's father inherit the history of Samurai, navigate and negotiate with it, and finally turn to build a new personal history captured in the book.

This turn or return to the raw, rough, organic, natural material of Cotton is evocative of how the rest of the book progresses. The reader can sense the calluses of hard work and hardships, experience the presence or absence of callousness, and finally realize how the author has weaved strands of Cotton into a tapestry that binds together her family, the past and present, Japan and America, and the reader's personal history and yearnings with hers.

How inspirational this book is for those of us who still have the opportunity to do what the author has done so well...
Orevise
A beautiful account of two lives and how closely interconnected father and daughter can be, spiritually and intellectually. A fascinating volume that explores the different colors found in Japanese-American' culture through the life experiences of Tomoko.

Emiliano Bosio
Moralsa
This book just won the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Autobiography category. Samurai and Cotton is based on the true stories of seven generations of the author's family and centers around the life of her father and her decision to come to the US when she was 20. It's a fascinating journey into two colliding cultures.

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