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From Yaeyama. To Yaeyama.

From Yaeyama. To Yaeyama.

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Series No. 3 in Yaeyama

This book is a compilation of essays, columns, and book reviews on Yaeyama history, folklore, folk songs, and literature, carefully selected from the many pieces of writing the author has been writing since his 20s. Mr. Sunagawa has already published Embroidery: A Distant Morning (1997) from Nanzansha, but this time, as the subtitle "Introduction to Yaeyama Culture" indicates, he talks about Yaeyama culture with his penetrating sensibility. For those who are interested in Yaeyama, another "new gate" has been born to delve deeper into the area.

Tetsuo Sunagawa

Born in 1946 in Yahata city, Fukuoka prefecture (now Kitakyushu city). A few years later, he moved to his parents' hometown of Miyakojima. In 1961, during the summer of his third year of junior high school, he moved to Ishigakijima. In 1969, he participated in the launch of the Yaeyama Local Culture Study Group (which changed its name to the current Yaeyama Culture Study Group in February 1972). In 1974, he participated in the launch of the literary coterie magazine Bara Bara, and was the editor and publisher of the first issue. In 1989, he launched his personal magazine Atoll, which ceased publication with the 10th issue in 2002. In 2005, he participated in the revival of the coterie magazine Hi-Sekai in Okinawa city. In 2009, he received the 25th Yaeyama Mainichi Culture Award (Main Prize) (sponsored by the Yaeyama Mainichi Shimbun).

Author and illustrator: Tetsuo Sunagawa Specifications: A5 size, 436 pages Publisher: Nanzansha

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