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Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill

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Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain
Title
Dog man
Title remainder
an uncommon life on a faraway mountain
Statement of responsibility
Martha Sherrill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Morie Sawataishi lives a life that is radically unconventional by any standard but almost absurd in blatantly conformist Japan. Journalist Martha Sherrill provides a profound look at what it takes to be an individualist in a culture where rebels are rare. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, there were only sixteen Akita dogs left in the country. The magnificent hunting dogs had been donated to help in the war effort, or had been eaten, and their pelts used by the military to line the winter coats of the soldiers. Morie became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the breed, and he did it in a very un-Japanese way: defying convention, breaking the law, giving up the opportunity to hold prestigious engineering jobs in Tokyo, and choosing instead to take his new wife, Kitako--a sheltered sophisticate from Tokyo--to Japan's forbidding snow country to start a family.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1ocm67507715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781594201240
Lccn
2007035113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1ocm67507715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781594201240
Lccn
2007035113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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