Oh! A mystery of mono no aware

Oh! A mystery of mono no aware By Todd Shimoda Linda Shimoda, Oh A mystery of mono no aware Oh is a hybrid novel with nonfiction and artwork mixed in The main storyline follows Zack Hara a young Japanese American searching for an emotional life while traveling in Japan Zack finds an ally i
  • Title: Oh! A mystery of mono no aware
  • Author: Todd Shimoda Linda Shimoda
  • ISBN: 9780974199566
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oh! A mystery of mono no aware By Todd Shimoda Linda Shimoda, Oh is a hybrid novel, with nonfiction and artwork mixed in The main storyline follows Zack Hara, a young Japanese American searching for an emotional life while traveling in Japan Zack finds an ally in a professor and underground poet who introduces him to the concept of mono no aware, roughly translated as the emotive essence of things, or the sadness in beauty The prOh is a hybrid novel, with nonfiction and artwork mixed in The main storyline follows Zack Hara, a young Japanese American searching for an emotional life while traveling in Japan Zack finds an ally in a professor and underground poet who introduces him to the concept of mono no aware, roughly translated as the emotive essence of things, or the sadness in beauty The professor, grieving for a missing daughter, assigns Zack a set of mysterious tasks Zack s search for self discovery turns into a search for the professor s missing daughter, and draws him into the tragic phenomenon of suicide clubs.
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    1. Not quite a 5, but maybe a 4.5, this is a very unusual book, both in its storyline and presentation The novel which seems at least semi autobiographical is interspersed with artistic plates done by the author s wife Not sure what that really adds to the story, but at least the color ones are very striking The plot deals with the concept of mono no aware, roughly the appreciation of emotion, especially sadness and sorrow, and the realm of Japanese suicide cults Although that sounds rather bleak, [...]


    2. The look and feel of this book, in addition to the provocative illustrations, made this a book to owna most gorgeous designe topic, intriguingA jaded American, deadened by consumer culture, becomes dangerously obsessed with a group suicide in Japan.


    3. What Todd Shimoda has done with Oh A Mystery of Mono No Aware is create a modern parable of our time It s difficult imagining this book being written before the advent of the 21st century and interesting to see what the future will hold in its wake A young Japanese American, a technical writer, is searching for a deep, sustained emotional experience His lack of such experiences in his life suggests to him that he might not in fact, even be capable having one His quest takes him to Japan where he [...]


    4. the packaging of this book is sublime from the texture and quality and color of the cover and the endpapers to the interwoven snippets of art it s an object that you want to hold and look at i adored the little line drawings that opened up each chapter than the calligraphic paintings the book itself is deceptively easy to read i think it really is a mystery w dropped hints and foreshadowing and if you are just skimming along getting involved in the characters you kind of forget that it s also a [...]


    5. Zack Hara is a Japanese American who feels confined by a sense of emotional aridity He decides to go to Japan, where he becomes intrigued by so called suicide clubs, whose members bolster one another s resolve in putting an end to their lives He loses his translation job because he has overstayed his tourist visa and falls under the sway of a Professor Imai, who employs him part time and sets various tasks for him to perform, such as writing poetry, investigating a particular suicide club incide [...]


    6. Oh A mystery of mono no aware by Todd Shimoda, and beautifully illustrated by Todd s wife, is a phenomenal experience The copy I received from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program was the final production copy When I held the package in my hands, I wondered why in the world the package was so heavy Even its arrival created a mystery I opened the package and held one of the most beautiful books I have ever had the pleasure of seeingand I work in a library The cover design is a delight and the [...]


    7. A physically gorgeous book with delicious textured paper and artwork, Oh A Mystery if Mono No Aware is a travel story, a mystery, and a cultural commentary rolled into one And it holds together quite well, with artful flourishes throughout and a certain blase entertainment But it never truly triumphs in any of these three genres The mood is the essence of the story, and it starts on a bit of a downer and pretty much stays there until the end In some ways this mood is a stroke of genius, as it se [...]


    8. Oh A mystery of mono no aware is a hybrid novel, with nonfiction and artwork mixed in The main storyline follows Zack Hara, a young Japanese American searching for an emotional life while traveling in Japan Oh Is an amazing book both in presentation and in storyline It is a mystery presented in a rather informative manner The sporadic poetry and illustrations add to the story Unique in every way Insignificant details become critical, less typical is the addition of Zack s personal search for som [...]


    9. Though I wasn t able to finish this philosophy fiction, it was intriguing one westerner s search for the Japanese concept of perfect Mono No Aware in life, while learning exactly what it is Oversimplified, the term means the transient beauty of life, something that is in fact beautiful in its lack of longevity The most used example of this is the sudden bursting forth of cherry trees whose blossoms soon fall and wither This is a book that will put a substantial claim on your time and mental proc [...]


    10. In his quest to experience mono no aware, a concept from Japanese literature that has to do with experiencing deep emotions in immediate response to one s environment, an emotionally dead young man unravels a mystery, learns to write poetry, and researches Japanese suicide groups.It s a beautiful book containing lots of artwork by the author s wife Even the paper was gorgeous.


    11. From this novel, I began to understand the untranslatable Japanese concept of mono no aware, a deep emotional all understanding response to the other I still don t quite have it tural world, human conditionbut in a very specific and sudden moment, thus the title, Oh This book integrates story, poetry, art, and philosophical exposition Linda Shimoda is the illustrator and book designer.


    12. Don t remember ever reading a book constructed like this one Physically, plotwise if it is a plot and with that Zen complicated spareness that can seep into your thinking feeling Mono no aware Sigh


    13. An intriguing story about a disaffected American man s investigation into the Japanese concept of mono no aware The tale is told via narrative, ink paintings done by the writer s wife , poetry, and definitions The book itself is a work of art gorgeously bound.


    14. i got pretty into bits and pieces, and i like the attempt to throw art into the mix, but something didn t quite click if i were rating it before i read the final couple of chapters i probably would ve bumped it up to 3 stars.


    15. Fascinating so far Reminds me of Murakami character in transition in life, general unsettled feeling in narrative, search for meaning in Japanese countryside.




    16. Absolutely incredible book both in elegance of literary content and perfection of printing and binding Kudos to Chin Music Press on that too



    17. First book of the year Phenomenal Read for upcoming JET book club meeting Can t wait to talk about it and puzzle through the meaning with others Oh


    18. verreee interesting A mystery w a Japanese American man at the center of it, but the novel centering in Japan Beautifully bound book, too.



    19. A fascinating glimpse into a little known dark side of Japanese culture as well as a compelling account of an obsession with feeling emotional epiphany at any price.


    20. This is a tale of coming in touch with your emotions, a tale of the old and the current Local Kauai author



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