A PORTRAIT OF SHUNKIN PDF

This is another novella from Tanizaki about delving into the past and about sex, though the sex is decidedly lower key than the last two Tanizaki novellas I reviewed. This tells the story of Shunkin, born into a prosperous family selling pharmaceuticals. She is beautiful, intelligent and graceful. She starts dancing when young and soon shows a lot of promise. However, tragedy strikes and, when she is eight, she goes blind. She takes up music, playing the koto and samisen.

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This is another novella from Tanizaki about delving into the past and about sex, though the sex is decidedly lower key than the last two Tanizaki novellas I reviewed. This tells the story of Shunkin, born into a prosperous family selling pharmaceuticals. She is beautiful, intelligent and graceful. She starts dancing when young and soon shows a lot of promise. However, tragedy strikes and, when she is eight, she goes blind. She takes up music, playing the koto and samisen.

She soon shows that she is considerably talented. Soon, he is not only taking her every day to her lessons but also acting as her servant. Hearing her playing tempts him to learn and he saves up and buys a cheap samisen and practises at night.

When he is discovered, he is forbidden from practising but Shunkin, her sisters and mother ask him to play. They are so impressed that it is decided that he can continue and that Shunkin will given him lessons. This continues for some time, with Shunkin proving a hard teacher but Susake clearly has talent. When they are in their late teens, it is suggested that they marry. Shunkin firmly rejects the idea, thinking of him only as a servant.

However, when Shunkin becomes pregnant a year later, her parents naturally suspect Susake. Both deny it but Susake eventually admits that he is the father, only to withdraw his confession.

The child is put out for adoption. The couple remain together, with Shunkin working as a teacher and continuing to treat Sasuke as a servant, though she has three more children. She is later attacked, possibly by a pupil whom she had criticised, and, soon after, Susake goes blind, though the causes are ambiguous. Your email address will not be published.

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Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin)

I felt compelled to write about this. Shunkin was born to the Mozuyas, a prosperous merchant family who owned a pharmaceutical house in Osaka. Apparently beautiful, intelligent and talented, she turns blind at a young age after mysteriously contracting an eye disease. Being unable to continue her dance lessons, she soon turned to the samisen, rapidly developing her talents on the instrument and garnering praise for them by her family and teacher. Shunkin and Sasuke first meet when Sasuke starts his apprenticeship with the Mozuyas, his parents having learnt their drugstore trade while working at their house.

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It stars Momoe Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Miura. It was made in The director was Katsumi Nishikawa. It is one of a series of filmed love stories made starring Miura and Yamaguchi, who eventually married in real life. Set in 19th-century Osaka, the film tells the story of a love affair between Sasuke Miura and blind koto teacher Shunkin Yamaguchi , who lost her sight at the age of nine. Blindness gives Shunkin an extraordinary ability to masterfully play the traditional Japanese instruments of the three-stringed shamisen and thirteen-stringed sophisticated koto.

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A Portrait of Shunkin (Shunkin Sho) by Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, 1933

I actually own both translations of this work but this review is of the later one, published in English in Seven Japanese Tales. It is, like other Tanizaki works reviewed, a novella and, also like other Tanizaki works, it involves dipping into the past, and sex, though the sex is not as pronounced as in some of his other works. The narrator happened to be passing the temple where Shunkin Mozuya Koto is her real name but her professional name was Shunkin is buried. Initially, he is unable to find her grave but, eventually, the caretaker is able to lead him to it, where we learn that she died in the nineteenth year of Meiji , by my calculations , aged fifty-seven.

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