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Ith revue dancers and famous authors Originally serialized in a Tokyo daily newspaper in and this vibrant novel uses unorthodox kinetic literary techniues to reflect the raw energy of Asakusa seen through the eyes of a wandering narrator and the cast of mostly female juvenile delinuents who show him their way of life Markedly different from K Very difficult to follow for mine a curio of Kawabata s work You can see the themes in his later work appearing but the mixed voices narrative style cast of 100 s don t make for an easy read Worthwhile to explore Kawabata s oeuvre but not one I d get people to start with Secrets of a Creativity Coach people to start with

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Awabata's later work The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa shows this important writer in a new light The annotated edition of this little known literary gem includes the original illustrations by Ota Saburo The annotations illuminate Tokyo society and Japanese literature bringing this fascinating piece of Japanese modernism at last to a wide audience A self consciously modern novel about Tokyo s Asakusa district in interwar Japan The plot alternates between frenetic activity and long descriptive passages of Asakusa and its inhabitants juvenile gang members prostitutes beggars actresses and revue dancers famous writers all conveyed in Kawabata s strong clear proseI especially enjoyed Kawabata s explorations of gender which feel surprisingly fresh even after eighty years The Exploration of the Male Anatomy piece of Japanese modernism at last to a wide audience A self consciously modern novel about Tokyo s Asakusa district in interwar Japan The Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals plot alternates between frenetic activity and long descriptive All Night Long (Nannies, passages of Asakusa and its inhabitants juvenile gang members The Freeze-Frame Revolution proseI especially enjoyed Kawabata s explorations of gender which feel surprisingly fresh even after eighty years

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In the s Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to s Paris and Times Suare was to be to s New York Available in English for the first time The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata captures the decadent allure of 浅草紅團 Asakusa PDF this entertainment district where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed w Kawabata s The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa is supposed to be a work of modernism and New Perceptionist blah blah Those words mean nothing to me It s like trying not to translate everything front to back when you re learning a second language or an actor with natural talent going to a method school I d forget how to walk and talk at the same time I d forget how to do either on their own Trying to make those words mean something in comparison to something else say other literature classics from the period will really make my head hurt and I ll forget about why I should care about the people in the story in the first place This might be a noteable book because of those things but I am not a reliable reviewer in that respect Kawabata lived in Asakusa when he was a student He d skip off to go on walks around the city instead of attending classes my kinda guy I don t think he cared about going by a syllabus either I m going with that so I don t feel bad There were people to watch There are still people to watch in his mind s eye and now my heart s eye Donald Richie I ve some of his books at home to read and I m pretty psyched wrote an awesome foreward about the history of Asakusa Kawabata as a young student and budding new school thinker It made me think of the oh so serious lit students in Soseki s Sanshiro and I had to laugh I guess my point is that it is 2011 of this reading and Asakusa is looooong gone It was me and the gang If you ve known people who were abused who hold within themselves an outfit say a sort of sheild that becomes its own glamour That s the Scarlet Gang to me They are not untouchable as the stars but are as unknowable in the night or day depending on who they think you want them to be The freedom is shuttered in confusion Definitions of style or the nods to the reader and This is just a book deflections and inflections are not important to me Outside is the new inside What are outcasts There s always a society as long as there are people I feel Kawabata did here than make strokes in written history about that short wick place It s just knowing people and feeling something At least I can feel something He wanted to save it I know that even as I ignore it in favor of what s pulling me harder It s just The why it mattered in the first place is important to me than the how I d say this is an introvert drawing closer to the lively people who will draw them out of the unceasing time of being themselves The sense of all of that acting feels uncontrolled dramatic I don t know It s hard for me because I don t find it easy to feel reflected on by the light of others I m suspicious of loud because I wonder what they are trying to cover up I ve also long suspected one of the reasons why shy friends inevitably dump me is because I m too uiet to draw anyone out I don t live to make things happen that s for sure Shit I just confessed to being boring on goodreads Asakusa IS that moth sucking flame Shit you didn t just say the city is a character Mariel Did you Don t It s not that important Times past History Nope It s better than a post card Wish you were here wouldn t be this feeling You need the shy person on the soles souls That s you Kawabata After the earthuake of 1923 the girl Yumiko figurehead bad girl of the Scarlet Gang More like a scarlet thread holding the transparent fabric together and her sister stay in a shelter with many many other bodies Beggars vagrants misplaced bodies She misses them when a lot of them go Damn if that s not how Scarlet Gang feels to me The kids building their school again That they wouldn t have the heart to rebuild it again if it failed Kawabata is the best That s Scarlet Gang DYI and congenital hearts I could have a tupperware party and go to everyone of goodreads house with all my thoughts about this book Better yet a bento box Every flavor will hint of shyness instead of modernism to me mumbo gumbo since that means fuck all to me and shyness is a daily reminder of society like Asakusa So Asakusa was a pleasure city of flesh food and commerce Not commerce like shopping malls of middle America and China commerce but everyone was trying to have something to sell or liked to be in the vicinity of that open market mall rats and street rats are cousins At least it was honest about what was for sale if not what it could cost I don t buy the glamour like pleasure glamour though For instance that there were so many beggars that the pretty were the commodities If they looked at them after they were consumed One character poisons herself with arsenic to make her skin white and glowing Fucking poison They were pretty until they became wizened on benches unable to move or unwilling Benches were few and competition was brutal They say you are lost when you can no longer run Perusing goodreads and reviews I got the impression that Scarlet Gang is considered a comedy Not exactly It s you ll laugh about this some day if you re lucky humor Sharks not stopping because if they do they ll die humor It s funny like that like this isn t a history story like it is all the kinds of timelessness Going into crowds to touch people to be a them instead of just you nothing matters beyond sales transactions because it s pretend just business Dreaming in your own made up costumes Stage lights never go down Damn where was it in this book that Japanese didn t dress up in costumes in Ginza but it was becoming common in Asakusa Costumes are definitely popular in Japan today I found that interesting because I ve long admired the cosplay and street kids of today s Japan Okay twist my arm It is kinda a history book sometimes It just isn t statistics or a photograph What I was saying about the shark swimming humor The young girls thirteen or fourteen none older than twenty dancing with their legs showing off singing songs from childhood think patty cake or something The longing to be back in braids innocent and little again The women in the audience feeling confused a little resentful Men strangely excited Fuck I can t believe all this talk of Kawabata as the eternal traveler Damn you Mishima Nooooooo It s the shy thing The shy cannot bring them out of their glamour in a breakage Break your own heart That They broke HIS heart If we don t know if he did the same to him Where s the moving on coming from He wrote this book He didn t move on The artwork from the serialization was included in my edition I know less about art than I do about modernism The style seems familiar to me although I do not know why I can say that what I noticed above all else was that the women s thighs were prominent Maybe it is because I don t pay much attention to women s thighs I had the feeling that their thighs were taking over their bodies They were becoming their job as dancers and ladybirds Soon they d have no choice but to be one of those fallen women who put on their makeup in the day time Oh shit See all that underlying feeling of honesty in being still had a safe border Not giving up not doing the costumes any When the thighs were enormous and the only costume was the makeup of ladybird I m fascinated in the ways that nobody owns anyone else Richie wrote in one of his books one of the journals that there was nothing wrong with selling yourself He wrote in the afterword that he found freedom in flesh Is it really freedom Or was the attraction of Asakusa a movement of acting out outside instead of only inside Because I have to say the flesh was not dormant as Richie said Not any than a conuered or surrendered country is dormant Something is on inside I wouldn t say it was wrong just that I doubt that there s a real price tag for this If there was no one would be dressing up right I m interested in freedom I don t feel this is it But I love the shy person breaking their heart stuff Me too Kawabata That s one of the reasons why I love you so damned much Freedom is out with modernism in the washed away bath water The acting out movement is something you can t help Washing away the dirt doesn t feel right so cover it up with makeup and a stage show song and hope there isn t a clean spot on the wall behind the picture frame about little girl sing songs and braids Ps I freaking loved that Richie described Kawabata as bird like in appearance and manner


10 thoughts on “浅草紅團 Asakusa kurenai dan

  1. says:

    Beggars are people tooCrazy people are women tooFallen women were once naïve young girlsMen who indulge in ‘flesh trade’ aren’t called “fallen men”As I scribble these words my pen comes to a grinding halt The notebook laid there crammed with the vestiges of my thoughts The flux of my words was at the mercy of an inaccessible sheet of paper No matter where landing stage of the wordy compositions devia

  2. says:

    Kawabata's The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa is supposed to be a work of modernism and New Perceptionist blah blah Those words mean nothing to me It's like trying not to translate everything front to back when you're lea

  3. says:

    For me the most fascinating area of Tokyo is Asakusa In the 1920s that neighborhood was a combination of red light district music hall theaters movie theaters street food vendors amusement park and gambling dens

  4. says:

    This novel is distinctly different from what Kawabata would go on to write It's very modern in that it avoids plot and the real character of this novel is Asakusa More than any of the humans followed in the novel even than the narrator what this novel is about is AsakusaIt's a much playful novel than what would bring him international fame and recognition but I uite liked it It feels distinctly western while hi

  5. says:

    For any westerner living in Tokyo this novel is incredibly interesting for the way it captures 1929 1930 Asakusa It shows the relativ

  6. says:

    Very difficult to follow for mine a curio of Kawabata’s work You can see the themes in his later work appearing but the mixed voices narrative style cast of 100’s don’t make for an easy read Worthwhile to explore Kawabata’s oeuvre but not one I’d get people to start with

  7. says:

    I'd be the first to admit that my hyperbole tends as hyperbole should to curse and profane works of fiction and alternatively to gush about them with an almost masturbatory fervor There's not much room for anything between these two extremes And I'm not ashamed of that How else could I convey either my distaste for the absolute shit hatted a

  8. says:

    I write as an admirer of Kawabata's later books studies of families or in the case of the Master of Go masters competing at a game all with a very Japanese wistfulness and sense of things passing But Kawabata's take on this crime district is all wistfulness no substance Characters come and go and although the title speaks of a Scarlet Gang it barely appears Most of the action is discussion of and with prostitutes The ones the narrator talk

  9. says:

    A self consciously modern novel about Tokyo's Asakusa district in interwar Japan The plot alternates between frenetic activity and long descriptive passages of Asakusa and its inhabitants juvenile gang members prostitutes

  10. says:

    My heart tends to sink when I am faced by any early twentieth century modernist novel and the so if I know that it is modernism taken up by a non European author trying to emulate literary idols from half way around his worldThis early novel by the young but rapidly becoming established Yasunari Kawabata is going to be hard going for anyone

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