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Tokaido Road free pdf This is the Libretto to Nicola LeFanu's opera, Tokaido Road. In 1832 the young Hiroshige sets out on Japan's great Eastern Sea Road, the Tokaido, linking Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. The paintings he creates along the way reveal the secrets of a hidden country. As the young artist, Hiro savours all his adventures - not least the amorous ones - and his paintings bring to life everyone he meets: old men and beautiful women, samurai and geisha, pilgrims, porters and passers-by. Hiroshige in old age is present in the opera too, reflecting on what had gripped his imagination twenty-five years earlier. Behind every welcoming teahouse ('station') on the Tokaido, there was another story: poverty, persecution, famine. Hiroshige braved the government censor by publishing prints that show the horror of death through starvation. His work reminds us of the power of art to bear witness.

About Nancy Gaffield

Nancy Gaffield's poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including The Forward Book of Poetry 2012. Her first book, Tokaido Road, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2011- her second collection, Continental Drift, appeared in 2014. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.

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Author : Nancy Gaffield
Publisher : Shearsman Books
Data Published : 15 June 2014
ISBN : 1848613784
EAN : 9781848613782
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 36 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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