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Hasmik Harutyunyan

I believe all music has the same roots. I learn what I can, and when I sing, I remember what I have learned. This enriches and gives color to the music. When I sing, my dreams take wing. I am also a trained mathematician, which helps me understand the meaning and logic of the song. In this way, my music differs from others’.

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October 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan

Traditionally spooky felines
by Zack Davisson

An in-depth exploration of the sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome feline creatures and ghosts of Japan. Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyo, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. Lushly illustrated in full color with dozens of ukiyo-e prints and drawings. A must-have book for the Japanophile and cat-lover alike! First in a forthcoming series about the supernatural animals of Japan.

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October 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Japanese Fairy Tale Series

The Japanese Fairy Tale Series: The Illustrated Books That Introduced Western Readers to Japanese Tales (1885-1922)

October 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Mid-Autumn Festival Legend

6 Most Well-Known Legends about Mid-Autumn Festival

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September 13, 2019 at 10:25 am 1 comment

Lady White Snake

Lady White Snake

Retold by Aaron Shepard

Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang

Pan Asian Publications

Lady White is a thousand-year-old snake who, through centuries of meditation and self-discipline, has managed to attain human form. On a visit to China’s famous West Lake, she falls in love with a young man and soon becomes his wife. But when a Buddhist abbot discovers her true origin, she must fight for both her marriage and her freedom.

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August 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Grasses

By Bai Juyi

Boundless grasses over the plain
Come and go with every season;
Wildfire never quite consumes them —
They are tall once more in the spring wind.
Sweet they press on the old high- road
And reach the crumbling city-gate….
O Prince of Friends, you are gone again….
I hear them sighing after you.

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May 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Quatrain of Seven Steps

By Cao Zhi

People burn the beanstalk to boil beans,
The beans in the pot cry out.
We are born of the selfsame root,
Why should you torment me so much?

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March 17, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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