My Asakusa by Sadako Sawamura
Coming of Age in Pre-War Tokyo

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Written near the end of Sadako Sawamura's remarkable life, My Asakusa (Watashi co Asakusa) is a charming collection of autobiographical essays by a truly self-made woman. Recalling Japan at a time of great political turmoil and rapid cultural change, Sawamura shares with us her vignettes of growing up in Asakusa—one of the last of the old downtown Shitamachi neighborhoods of incessantly modernizing Tokyo—and her keen insight into the characters of those who populated her world.

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Sawamura died at the age of 87. Stafford is a professor of English at Arkansas State University. Kawamura is professor emeritus at Ibaraki University in Japan.
Published June 21, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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