JFLA Literary Series
Video Presentation Program
World of Kamusari Series: Discussion with Shion Miura
In collaboration with Amazon Crossing, The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles invites you to watch the vido presentation program "World of Kamusari Series: Discussion with Shion Miura".
As the prologue, there is a video introducing the town of Misugi, Mie Prefecture, where both novels are set and movie "Wood Job" based on "The Easy Life in Kamusari", which was film there, and interviews with people who live in Misugi like Yuki or Yoki in the novels. Following these, in the feature program, the award-winning author of "The Great Passage", Shion Miura is joined by translator Juliet Winters Carpenter to discuss her rapturous novels, Kamusari series (The Easy Life in Kamusari / Kamusari Tales Told at Night) where the contemporary and the traditional meet amid the splendor of Japan’s mountain way of life to English readers. The discussion is moderated by Allison Markin Powell, award-winning translator and member of PEN America’s Translation Committee.
00:00-04:00 Misugi Inaka Tourism Video "The village where 'Kamusari' series were set"
04:10-10:00 Intervew with Mr. Yuki Nakagawa (The president of the Misugi Resort)
10:05-14:55 Intervew with Mr. Hisashi Kimura (Forester - Real world Yoki or Yuki)
15:00-1:09:47 World of Kamusari Series: Discussion with Shion Miura
Shion Miura (Author) / Juliet Winters Carpenter (Translator) / Allison Markin Powell (Moderator)
*Mieko Hirai (Interpretator for Ms. Miura)
Kamusari series (The Easy Life in Kamusari / Kamusari Tales Told at Night) are available both on Amazon.com