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Author Sawami, Aki, 1978-
沢見彰, 1978-

Title Yamayuriwarashi : tōno kuyōe ibun / Sawami Aki.
ヤマユリワラシ : 遠野供養絵異聞 / 沢見彰著.

Imprint Tōkyō : Hayakawashobō, 2016.
東京 : 早川書房, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Foreign Language Japanese    JA FIC SAWAMI,A    Available
Description 301 p. ; 16 cm.
Series Hayakawa bunko jēē ; 1216
ハヤカワ文庫 JA ; 1216
Hayakawa bunko jēē ; 1216.
ハヤカワ文庫 JA ; 1216
Language In Japanese.
Summary Kaei Year 3 (1850), Tōno, Nanbu province: Sotokawa Ichigorō is something of an eccentric, a solitary young man who prefers painting to martial arts or career ambitions. One day he gets lost while searching for a deep red lily and stumbles upon a mountain village. There he meets Keika, a young girl who resembles a zashiki-warashi spirit, and eventually the two come to live together. They begin to create portraits of people who have perished from poverty or epidemics, depicting "the happiness they might have had". A historical fantasy about Sotokawa Shikō, the painter who left us the portraits of the deceased we now call "Kuyō egaku".
Subject Portrait painters -- Japan -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Tōno-shi -- Fiction.
Folk art -- Japan -- Tōno-shi -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction, Japanese.
ISBN 9784150312169

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