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The Resource Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill

Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill

Label
Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain
Title
Dog man
Title remainder
an uncommon life on a faraway mountain
Statement of responsibility
Martha Sherrill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Morie Sawataishi lives a life that is radically unconventional by any standard but almost absurd in blatantly conformist Japan. Journalist Martha Sherrill provides a profound look at what it takes to be an individualist in a culture where rebels are rare. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, there were only sixteen Akita dogs left in the country. The magnificent hunting dogs had been donated to help in the war effort, or had been eaten, and their pelts used by the military to line the winter coats of the soldiers. Morie became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the breed, and he did it in a very un-Japanese way: defying convention, breaking the law, giving up the opportunity to hold prestigious engineering jobs in Tokyo, and choosing instead to take his new wife, Kitako--a sheltered sophisticate from Tokyo--to Japan's forbidding snow country to start a family
Biography type
contains biographical information
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252926
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sherrill, Martha
Dewey number
  • 636.73
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
SF429.A65
LC item number
S55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Akita dog
  • Swataishi, Morie
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
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an uncommon life on a faraway mountain
Label
Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn167507715
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781594201240
Lccn
2007035113
System control number
(OCoLC)167507715
Label
Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain, Martha Sherrill
Publication
Control code
ocn167507715
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781594201240
Lccn
2007035113
System control number
(OCoLC)167507715

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