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A social realist screed that s somehow delivered via a gritty but comic domestic drama and an elegant hallucinatory ghost story at exactly the same time Tears chunks out of you with gusto without ever turning into a misery memoir Miri Yu can write like an absolute motherfucker. Although one can tire of translated Japanese books that dwell in pathos, we welcomed this story because of its point of view that of a homeless person Tokyo Ueno Station is the life story of Kazu, who after a life of hard work and living away from his wife and two children, becomes homeless at an advanced age and ends up living in Ueno Park in a tent city He lives in a cardboard structure with a blue tarp on top that he is required to disassemble before important events such as when the Emperor and Empress visit the surrounding galleries or museums and then can put back up again after the event We learn many things about this group of permanent yet temporary residents of the park, a population that at one point reached over 500 inhabitants We learn that during typhoons and the aforementioned park clean ups, that the homeless head to the library, a public bath, a capsule hotel or a porno theater for the day The saddest moment in the story is when, on a rainy day when he is soaked to the bone and shivering from the cold, Kazu relates that he was so miserable, he forgot that he was ever part of a family Kazu recollects times of war, the Emperor, the Olympics he was a construction Dans Le Parc D Ueno, Un Homme G S Est Install Apr S Une Vie De Labeur Pass E Loin Des Siens, Il Imaginait Une Retraite Paisible, En Famille.Mais La Vie En A D Cid Autrement Apr S La Mort De Sa Femme, Il N A Pas La Force De Rester Dans Leur Maison Et Pr F Re Revenir Se Perdre Dans L Anonymat De Tokyo Sous Les Arbres, Il Se Construit Une Cabane De B Ches Et De Planches, Affrontant Ainsi Le Temps Et Les Saisons Posant Son Regard Paisible Sur Les Promeneurs, Tendant L Oreille Aux Commentaires Des Visiteurs Du Mus E Attenant Au Jardin, Aux Chants Des Oiseaux Comme Aux Mots Insolites De Ses Compagnons De Mis Re, Le Vieil Homme Vaque En Silence Aux Abords De L Tang Ou S Avance Dans Le Hall De La Gare, L O L Espace Fourmille Encore D Urgences Et D Horaires, Il Se Souvient.Dans Le Parc D Ueno, Le Vieillard Coute La Beaut Et La Mis Re M L Es Mais Les Op Rations Sp Ciales De Nettoyage Sont De Plus En Plus Nombreuses En Ces Lieux, Preuves Chaque Fois Plus Traumatisantes Pour Les Sans Logis Car Il Leur Faut Fuir, Sans D Lai D Construire Leurs Baraquements, Effacer Toute Trace De Leur D Rive.Au Passage De L Empereur, Comme Aux Yeux Du Monde L Approche Des Jeux Olympiques De 2020, Il S Agit L De Ne Pas D Naturer L Image De Tokyo. Yu Miri s Tokyo Ueno Station follows homeless migrant, Kazu, as he endlessly circles Tokyo s Ueno Park, reflecting on his life and on the nation of Japan.Throughout the novel, parallels are drawn between Kazu and the current Emperor of Japan, Akihito they share the same birthday their sons were born on the same day and at one point they are both present in Ueno Park, separated only by a line of tape In this moment Kazu realizes he could say anything and the Emperor would hear it but he is ultimately unable to speak Instead, the Emperor smiles and drives off.At a talk I attended last week, Miri elaborated on the Emperor s role in Japan very helpful, for someone as generally ignorant of world culture as myself Before WWII the Emperor was seen as a deity, but on the 1st of January 1946, Hirohito issued the Humanity Declaration which denounced this divinity A year later, a new constitution was enacted which rendered the Emperor a ceremonial head of state, calling him the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people Miri explained that in reflecting the Emperor in Kazu, a homeless migrant, she intended to question the way that the national image of Japan is understood As Kristina Iwata Weickgenannt writes in her fabulous essay on the book, this comparison can be read as a radical challenge to official historiography, and as a way to question the social mechanisms of remembrance and forgetting. The image of wealth that I just really love the pink aesthetic AAAAHHHHH AND THOSE CUTE ILLUSTRATIONS OMOOO s beau roman autant le texte que la couverture sur les sans abris au Japon, et plus particuli rement sur l un d entre eux qui nous d crit son environnement, ce qu implique la vie d un sans abri au Japon, mais qui nous raconte galement sa vie, par laquelle sont pass s l loignement de sa famille, la mort p Kazu is a man reflecting on his life and wondering where and why it all went wrong with the twist that he is undertaking that reflection from beyond the grave as a ghost haunting Ueno park It s no surprise that his life is a mirroring of Japan from the 30s until the present day Tokyo Ueno Station has its moments with stretches of beautifully poetic writing, but also has stretches that you just have to push your way through It is cruel to say, but An impactful short book that transforms one s vision of Tokyo Bought recently while in Japan, I picked up this novel because of the title and chose it because of its synopsis Miri Yu didn t deceive The language is fluid, almost poetic Many so Tokyo Ueno Station is the latest book from the wonderful Tilted Axis Press, translated by Morgan Giles from Yu Miri s 2014 novel JR and a powerful exploration of the other side of economic development and prestigious projects.The novel begins with a lament part of which reads Left behind Like a sculpted tree on the vacant land where a rotted house has been torn down.Like the water in a vase from which wilted flowers have been removed.Left behind.But then what of me remains here A sense of tiredness.I was always tired.There was never a time I was not tired.Not when life had its claws in me, or when I escaped from it.I did not live with intent, I only lived.But that s over.before our narrator locates us If you go out the ticket gates at JR Ueno Station s Park exit, and look over the the thicket of ginkgo trees, you ll always see homeless people there. For me, and most visitors to, or inhabitants of, Tokyo, one things of Ueno Park as the place one takes the Yamanote line to visit in cherry blossom season, or at any other time for the many museums or the zoo But situated right in prime Maybe 3.5 I enjoyed this one an intriguing, curious and sometimes confusing read There were some really powerful moments, though it did take me a while to get into it.