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Akutagawa's Hana for Intermediate Students of Japanese

For Intermediates + Please Note: a free PDF with Vocabulary notes and the text itself is available at http://thejapanesepage.com/ebooks/akutagawa_ryuunosuke/hana/1 Akutagawa Ry?nosuke wrote over 150 short stories in his short life (died at 35). Kurosawa based his famous movie, Rash?mon (羅生門) on Akutagawa's Rash?mon and In a Grove (藪の中 yabu no naka) another short story written in 1921. This story, The Nose (鼻 hana), was composed in 1916 and is about a monk with a very large nose (hence the title). The story addresses jealousy, egoism, and the making fun of others all with a hint of humor here and there. Natsume S?seki (夏目漱石) gave the story high praise.
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