センセイの鞄Tsukiko Is In Her Late S And Living Alone When One Night She Happens To Meet One Of Her Former High School Teachers, Sensei , In A Bar He Is At Least Thirty Years Her Senior, Retired And, She Presumes, A Widower After This Initial Encounter, The Pair Continue To Meet Occasionally To Share Food And Drink Sake, And As The Seasons Pass From Spring Cherry Blossom To Autumnal Mushrooms Tsukiko And Sensei Come To Develop A Hesitant Intimacy Which Tilts Awkwardly And Poignantly Into Love Perfectly Constructed, Funny, And Moving, Strange Weather In Tokyo Is A Tale Of Modern Japan And Old Fashioned Romance

Kawakami Hiromi born April 1, 1958, is a Japanese writer known for her off beat fiction.Born in Tokyo, Kawakami graduated from Ochanomizu Women s College in 1980 She made her debut as Yamada Hiromi in NW SF No 16, edited by Yamano Koichi and Yamada Kazuko, in 1980 with the story So shimoku Diptera , and also helped edit some early issues of NW SF in the 1970s She reinvented herself as a writer and wrote her first book, a collection of short stories entitled God Kamisama published in 1994 Her novel The Teacher s Briefcase Sensei no kaban is a love story between a woman in her thirties and a man in his seventies She is also known as a literary critic and a provocative essayist from Wikipedia

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  • センセイの鞄
  • Hiromi Kawakami
  • English
  • 19 October 2018

10 thoughts on “センセイの鞄

  1. says:

    This book reads like Japanese art Clean lines, spare and uncluttered Or sparse, haiku as opposed to Shakespeare The story is slight and the book is short I found it somewhat cinematic chapters as scenes in Santuro s bar, at Sansei s, on the island, mushroom hunting, etc Each an experimental and incremental step in a casual relationship full of stops and starts.There s not a lot of explanation to why they are the people they are They are loners who do not seek out friendships, though their attraction to each other as acquaintances deepens, they retain their separateness, sometimes not seeing each other or talking to each other for a month or We know, of course, that they begin to care about each other and develop a complicated relationship and eventually learn to love each other, but on the narrative s periphery something holds them back their age difference is the obvious answer, but it s than that It s just who they are I thought a couple of dream or magical realism chapters toward the end distracted from the book as a whole And, yes, there was a lot of eating and drinking That is what a lot of people do when they re together So what Overall liked it, a mood piece Read it on a rainy day.

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    Strange Weather In Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami concerns the relationship between Omachi Tsukiko, a solitary and somewhat lonely woman in her thirties and her old school teacher, Mr Matsumoto or Sensei as she knows him After a chance meeting, a fragile bond slowly develops Both are singular, unconventional figures and there is quiet humour to be found in their social awkwardness and the large age gap.The writing is simple, precise and a little remote this seems to add to the emotional weight of the novel.The actions and motivations of the characters are familiar universal but the cultural references are very foreign to me all the food talk of fermented soybeans, dried whale, lotus root fries, matsutaki mushrooms and hot sak , has made me want to explore Asian cuisine beyond the occasional Friday night take away and the set piece descriptions of cherry blossom parties, mushroom hunting at dawn and pachinko parlours have encouraged me to seriously think about visiting Japan although thinking about it is probably as close as I ll get The narrative at times gets a little surreal and seemingly random details appear to have great provenance.For instance, Sensei shows Omachi a drawer full of old batteries All labeled with the date they died and appliance they came out of a bit weird, but he s a enigmatic character He has a battery tester and is fascinated by how some of the batteries when tested cause the meter needle to tremble, a glimmer of life in an item supposedly long dead.Strange Weather In Tokyo is a quiet and magical novel, at times haunting and ultimately very moving.I was touched by this short book and was sad when it ended.Very much recommended

  3. says:

    Ay, qu historia tan bonita Ni un d a me a durado Hace unas semanas vi este libro en la librer a y ni me lo pens ten a que leerlo s o s , y realmente me alegro de haberlo hecho

  4. says:

    oh really sweet, tender and gentle book There isn t much of a plot I like no plot just all about a relationship between two mismatched people and lots of lovely passages about japanese food and drink tofu, miso, salted shallots, edame, beer and sake really beautiful.

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    Translated into English as Strange Weather in Tokyo.38 year old Tsukiko is content enough to split her days between the office, her regular bistro and her lonely appartment She used to have a boyfriend or two, but they weren t really significant, so the relationship fizzled out soon enough Her high school Japanese teacher wasn t particularly memorable either, proof of this is that she can only refer to him as sensei teacher in Japanese lest she didn t want to be outright rude As it turns out, there s plenty of other occasions where her un japanese behavior singles out her rudeness Fact remains, that after a casual encounter with the man, the Tsukiko and her high school teacher somehow keep find themselves gravitating towards each other Little by little, coincidental encounters at the bistro turn to shopping trips, a psychedelic like mushroom picking trek in the nearby woods, and even a few drinking parties at sensei s place Well I say party, but it s really just the two of them randomly reminiscing about the odd event or two.While the book boasted plenty of rave reviews here on GR, I learned to be very cautious about such things I m looking at you Kitchen who left me utterly nonplussed As a matter of fact, the first few chapters didn t blow me over either Granted, they weren t painful to get through, by any stretch of the imagination, but I also couldn t really see what point they might be trying to make As much fun as aimless drinking in Japanese joints may sound like, by the end of the story I m starting to wonder whether the Japanese all grow up to be raging alcoholics.Little by little however, small sparks of interests started to infiltrate my reading experience There would be a mushroom picking experience, where the entire world seemed to have taken some sort of psychedelic trip at least as far as our heroine is concerned.Then there was the flower watching picnic, where I started to see a half way clear ending to the story, which led me to root for our heroine to end up with literally anyone else As fascinating a person as the retired Japanese professor was, I just didn t see his appeal Then again, poetry is an instant turnoff for me in ANY situation, let alone being made to feel guilty about not remembering random haikus Heck, the guy was annoying as hell with his constant moralizing A fact often noted by the heroine as well So then why Score 4 5 starsHaving Tsukiko end up with a romantic happily ever after, and a truckload of kids would ve definitely spoiled the whole experience, which is thankfully not the case here I very much liked the way the story evolved, the gradual change in feelings, the reveal of sensei s inner sadness, and tragic family situationIn a sense, the ending with its bittersweet tone was a relief, even if it was clear from the get go that the world Tsukiko and sensei s inhabited was a sort of temporary refuge, which could not possibly last for long I can t help but wish our heroine a happier ending if only because I could identify myself with her in quite a few aspects.

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    Book 2200.Not as twee as it looks The heroine is about 15 years older than the flying manic pixie dreamgirl on the cover, she gets drunk a lot, works stupidly long hours, has arguments about sports and forgets to clean a pair of muddy shoes for weeks Out of the characters in the limited number of Japanese novels I ve read, Tsukiko is furthest from the traditional idea of a Japanese woman, though she doesn t seem to have set out to reject it she isn t intellectual, she simply sees herself as not old fashioned , and is a solitary person in a communal society I could relate to her thinking of buying a huge saucepan to use when there are lots of guests probably imagining a Sunday supplement sort of life then realising she practically never has that many guests She is not simply an anti stereotype, she feels very real she is also socially reticent and likes long baths and cooking This is a very foodie book if you re into Japanese cookery you d find it inspiring So it s somewhat curious that she slowly falls for a much older man, about thirty years older one of her former school teachers who s a regular at the same bar and who s a bit of a stickler for proper, ladylike vocabulary opposites attract evidently I d personally find that way too big an age gap making a theoretical exception for Bruce Robinson but as regards those who use the word creepy about this aspect of the book, I roll my eyes and note that neither of these characters is a clueless teenager or a senile millionaire, so it s not as if one person is taking advantage This love story was interesting for the very reason that I couldn t relate to it, and was trying to understand how different people experience life their romance grows very slowly out of a close friendship and feeling comfortable with one another, and physicality and appearance are hardly mentioned whereas I see romance as a possible product of lust, I have incredibly specific physical types, and if I don t fancy someone on first sight, I never do getting on well with someone without lust is platonic friendship I can t say I fully grokked their experience, described in the blurb as old fashioned romance , but it was still interesting to try Strange Weather in Tokyo, although it s only 176 pages, was a little too much about the romance, and I could have done without the Kojima episode entirely I got bored at times and would have liked on culture and ideas in the middle of the book that would have been out of character for Tsukiko as a first person narrator, but we could have heard something about her work, which exhaustingly consumes huge chunks of her life whilst remaining a mystery to the reader Still, elsewhere in the book there s lots of food, expeditions to museums and little islands, and a memorable anecdote about the Big Laughing Gym Mushroom a real thing which sounds like a cross between magic mushrooms and laughing gas It s very readable without being too slight and has a combination of familiarity and strangeness that look likely to prove popular in Japan, where it was published in 2001, it is regarded as a modern popular classic.

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  8. says:

    Here s a challenge for you, write a novel about loneliness without becoming boring Write one about emptiness without being melancholy, how about deep love without sentimentality the briefcase is a moving sparse and deeply emotional tale of loneliness, emptiness and love but in a style that that is removed and scant enough to elicit a sadness that lingers long after the final page has been read.This is the story of Tsukiko, in her late 30 s, a loner and a food aficionado who crosses paths with her former high school teacher, 30 years her senior, at a local eatery, she simply refers to him as Sensei Teacher Their common love of food, saki and beer but their extreme yin yang opposites is highlighted simply but effectively on page one Taking my seat at the counter, I ordered tuna with fermented soybeans, fried lotus root, and salted shallots , while the old man next to me requested Salted shallots, lotus root fries, and tuna with fermented soybeans almost simultaneously.For a full review visit my blog at www.messybooker.blogspot.com

  9. says:

    Poignant atmospheric love story involving a thirty something lonely Woman and her former teacher 30 years her senior.Lots of cultural and culinary insights about Tokyo.The fragmented storyline charts this unusual relationship to its inevitable conclusion.Very enjoyable.

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    La literatura japonesa tiene algo especial Tanto sus paisajes como su sensibilidad a la hora de tratar situaciones y personajes son nicos Mediante una prosa sobria pero profunda, Hiromi Kawakami nos cuenta, como reza el subt tulo, una historia de amor Pero el coraz n y el tema principal de la novela es la soledad en la que est n imbuidos los dos personajes principales.Para llenar el vac o que rodea su vida, Tsukiko acude a su bar a beber sake y cerveza Un d a se da cuenta de que el hombre mayor al que ve casi a diario junto a ella en la barra es su antiguo profesor de instituto Despu s de presentarse, se establece una relaci n en la que cada vez que se encuentran, cenan y beben, sobre todo esto ltimo, o dan paseos por los alrededores de su barrio Es una relaci n at pica, ya que Tsukiko tiene 38 a os y el maestro m s de 70 Se encuentran bien juntos, aunque surgen ciertas tirantecesEsta es una bella historia que te hace pensar en el futuro, en la vejez, en los a os perdidos, en las oportunidades, en el amor, en la soledad, en la amistad Es una peque a joya.

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