Welcome to my documented journey into the poignant world of Japanese short stories–in which I read five pieces from the ‘Modern day and other nonsense section of the anthology Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories for the first time ever.

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Click on images with story titles and authors for reviews: each consists of an overview of the story and a quick read of my thoughts and reactions, as well as some autoethnographic insights into these reactions. 

I have also picked out quotes from each story which highlight my interpretations and reflections in the corresponding reviews.

All illustrations are my work. Feel free to share them elsewhere with credits. Clicking on these pictures gives you a glimpse into the thought process behind their creation.

A comprehensive list of references can be found by clicking on References on the menu bar.

Go to About for some background information about me and the project, and a brief contextual statement featuring some academic insights and methodology that came into play.

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bon voyage./