Entries Tagged as 'Japan'

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

September 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY When you first hear that “The Secret World of Arrietty,” is a hand-drawn Japanese film based on an English novel (The Borrowers) dubbed by American actors, you may wonder about its authenticity. Just go with it, I say, and see if you’re swept up in the universal appeal of its story. […]

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Kokeshi Kimonos Book

November 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY My daughter loves clothes, shoes, and accessories. She can’t understand why I don’t wear earrings, and often tells me that she can’t wait to grow up so that she can wear high heels. Not only does she love to play dress-up and make jewelry, but she also loves paper dolls and a […]

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Wild Horse Winter

May 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In the affecting spirit of Japanese nature poetry (like that of Basho), comes Wild Horse Winter, a flowing and dramatic tale of a colt and his mother who survive four seasons on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Author-artist Testuya Honda beautifully portrays – in a cold color palette (blues, whites) […]

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Hachiko Waits

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I’m sporting a rather splotchy face and puffy, bloodshot eyes for the second time today. Should’ve known better than to read Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman and watch “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” in the same day. I’m emotionally spent! In 1930s Japan, a professor named Ueno discovers a handsome Akita puppy at his […]

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