Reading "Spring Garden" SHIBASAKI Tomoka
Reading and Talk: SHIBASAKI Tomoka (Akutagawa Prize Winner 2014): "Spring Garden" (Jap. Orig. Title: Haru no niwa)
When Tarō, the inconspicuous employee of a public relations agency, observes how his neighbor tries to climb over a wall to a neighboring property, his life turns upside down. What's wrong with the house behind the wall? What secrets does the history of its inhabitant hide? Taro slowly learns more about his neighbor and soon becomes obsessed with the idea of seeing the house from the inside. A modern fairy tale about people and houses, about wounds of the past and the fragility of happiness.
Moderator: Prof. Irmela HIJIYA-KIRSCHNEREIT (Japanologist, FU Berlin)
The discussion with the author will be consecutively interpreted from Japanese into German for the German audience.
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