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Isolated Connected Kyushu Island

In a triangle of Western influence, communism and legends

by Hana da Yumiko



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781490863382
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781490863399
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781490863375

About the Book

Isolated Connected Kyushu Island weaves together the history of the people of Kyushu, Japan’s third largest island, and the stories that author Hana da Yumiko learned from her elders while she was a little girl. Spanning the years from the end of World War II to the early years of the twenty-first century, Isolated Connected Kyushu Island tells a story of transitions from the closing of the age of the samurai, to the rise of militarism, and finally to the coming and flourishing of democracy.


The family’s story illustrates how the land’s Hiding Christians kept their faith in secret, how women worked on their own without the support of men to encourage social change, how the ebbs and flows of many countries’ histories combined to influence the story of this land, and how a missionary and a local belief in a savior influenced religious life.


If you hunger to hear a story of universally human motives, joys, and fears told about a family living in a remote and unfamiliar land, then this book will satisfy that hunger with an account that both educates and inspires

About the Author

Hana da Yumiko, born into a poor, rural family, grew up hearing her family’s stories. Taking that legacy for granted, she believed she could cultivate her dreams, bringing them to fruition by obtaining an education. This book forms her grateful homage to the legacy of freedom she inherited.