Overflowing with imagery of the Cold War seen through Japan's eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation period following the end of the Second World War and the cultural revolution which soon followed. It focuses on the Tenge clan, a once-powerful family of landowners living in a rural northern Japan. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings.
Vertical Inc, paperback, 704 pages, published February 2013
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 October, 2012.