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Where the dead pause, and the Japanese say goodbye : a journey

Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An intimate voyage into Japanese culture and spirituality, culminating in one of Japan's most sacred places. Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. At the same time, Mockett grieved for her American father, who had died  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Marie Mutsuki Mockett; Marie Mutsuki Mockett; Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
ISBN: 9780393063011 0393063011 0393246744 9780393246742 9780393352290 0393352293
OCLC Number: 900956755
Awards: Commended for Literary Award (Open Book) 2016
Winner of ABA Indies Choice Book Award 2017
Short-listed for PEN/Open Book Award 2016
Short-listed for Northern California Book Award 2016
Description: xii, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The disaster --
The temple --
The great parting --
Winter demons --
Spring blossoms --
Buddha on the archipelago --
A history in five lessons --
Sitting together --
Eating together --
The little princess --
Parting the atoms --
Where the dead go --
Underworld --
Summer visitors --
Farewell to old souls --
Autumn colors --
The blind medium --
Darth Vader --
Message from the other world.
Responsibility: Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

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"An intriguing... travelogue through a landscape of Japanese spiritual belief, with forays into history, folklore, and memoir. [Mockett] has the ability, fully available only to those on the margins, Read more...

 
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