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Imagining Father

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood perception of his father, Shirō, who died a few months after his birth. It describes the self-portrait painting and family grave stone that ... More


Twelve Views from the Distance

Mutsuo Takahashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This memoir traces a boy’s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, this book ... More


Spirited Away

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the events in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood where his mother, Hisako, returned to Japan after a year of absence. It talks about religious practices in Mutsuo’s household that ... More


Heaven and Hell

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood experience of living in other people’s houses while his mother, Hisako, worked as a maid in Nakatsu and Shimonoseki. The first family Mutsuo ... More


The Various Types of Sea

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes Takahashi Mutsuo’s relationship with her mother, Hisako, after she returned from China. It talks about Mutsuo’s feelings that developed during Hisako’s absence, comparing the ... More


The Snow of Memory

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood, beginning with a memory of the snowy day Mutsuo and his mother, Hisako, took a photograph together. It is followed by a description of events ... More


Princes and Paupers

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Takahashi Mutsuo’s experience in kindergarten, where he compared his young school days to kidnapping stories his mother used to tell him. It describes Mutsuo’s routine in ... More


The shore of sexuality

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s first sexual experiences, comparing the sensations of sexuality to Japanese children’s games such as the gikkon battan and You Can See Tokyo. It describes ... More


On Mother’s Back

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood memories of his mother, Hisako. It describes Mutsuo’s experience at the age of two when Hisako carries him on her back while buying fish, and the ... More


Skies of Blood

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes sunsets in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood that reminded him of his mother, Hisako. It discusses events of Hisako’s cruelty towards Mutsuo when she experiences chisio, the ... More


Communities Outside the World

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s trip to the town of Shingō, which taught him that there’s a world outside the house he and his mother, Hisako, shared. It describes Mutsuo’s views in ... More


Grandma’s House

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter narrates Takahashi Mutsuo’s memories of early childhood that was mostly spent in his grandmother’s home. It begins by describing the interior and exterior design of the main house that ... More


Tales of Long Ago

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses bedtime stories Takahashi Mutsuo’s grandmother, Tsui, told him in his childhood. It describes Tsui’s version of the tale of Mount Kachikachi, where an evil monkey murders and ... More


Translating Milton’s Poetry into Japanese with a Case Study of Samson Agonistes

Hiroko Sano

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter examines translation theory and practice in the context of the specific linguistic and cultural challenges that arise when translating Milton’s poetry into accessible Japanese. Milton ... More


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