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A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Tree by Kenkō


This book is one of the 5 Penguin Little Black Classics I choose to read as covered in March Book Bag Bundles. These books are brilliant handbag sized reads and a chance to read something different.

Yoshida Kenkō was a Japanese monk who wrote Essay in Idleness in the 14th century. A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Tree is made up of extracts taken from it. This little book is Kenkō’s thoughts and observations and is a fascinating, interesting read. He really makes you think about life and Read the rest of this entry