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.
The recommended books and films from last night’s event are below
|Books||Films / Dramas|
|The Tale of the House of Physics by Yoko Ogawa||Midnight Diner (Netflix drama)|
|1Q84 by Haruki Murakami||Shoplifters (directed by Hirokazu Koreeda)|
|Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki||Samurai Gourmet (Netflix drama)|
|The Pocket Haiku by Sam Hamill||The Naked Island (directed by Kaneto Shindo)|
|The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima||Ichi the Killer (directed by Takashi Miike)|
|Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata||When Marnie Was There (directed by Miyazaki Hayao)|
|Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami||Asobi Asobase (anime)|
What would you add to the list?
Special mention should also go to the only music mention of the night, Necry Talkie.