Japanese Book and Film recommendations

Last night, I joined 10 other members from Brighton Japan Club to share our Japanese book and film recommendations.

We had a great mix of ideas, from contemporary Netflix dramas to 18th century haiku poems, from a modern violent horror films to a silent black and white classic.

Japan’s most famous author, Haruki Murakami’s books came up prominently, but it was also nice to see hear of new writers such as Yoko Ogawa whose short story The Tale of the House of Physics came highly recommended.

I really enjoyed the event, and I hope everybody who attended did too.

We plan to meet again next week to decide on a book and film to read and watch and then to compare views on it. Please join us next Thursday night and share your ideas if you can.

📽️ 📚 (2nd Meeting) Japan Bookclub / Japan FilmClub

Thursday, Nov 5, 2020, 8:30 PM

Online event

7 Brighton Japan Club Members Attending

Join this event to have say in the first book and film to be read and watched by this club. You do not need to have attended the first event to join. We can vote on the best option, then meet again to share our views on it. ————————————————— Do you have a favourite Japanese book or film to talk about? Please tell …

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The recommended books and films from last night’s event are below

BooksFilms / Dramas
The Tale of the House of Physics by Yoko OgawaMidnight Diner (Netflix drama)
1Q84 by Haruki MurakamiShoplifters (directed by Hirokazu Koreeda)
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu SuzukiSamurai Gourmet (Netflix drama)
The Pocket Haiku by Sam HamillThe Naked Island (directed by Kaneto Shindo)
The Little House by Kyoko NakajimaIchi the Killer (directed by Takashi Miike)
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka MurataWhen Marnie Was There (directed by Miyazaki Hayao)
Kafka On the Shore by Haruki MurakamiAsobi Asobase (anime)

What would you add to the list?

Special mention should also go to the only music mention of the night, Necry Talkie.

Read Yoko Ogawa’s, the Tale of the House of Physics in here.

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