365 views of Mt. Fuji: algorithms of the floating world

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Stone Bridge Press, 1998 - Fiction - 356 pages
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Curator Keizo Yukawa flees a dead-end job in Tokyo to head a new museum devoted to 365 paintings of Mt. Fuji - one for each day of the year - by the eccentric genius Takenoko. Takenoko died a hundred years ago, but his legacy of madness infects each member of the Ono family, who own the Views but disagree about almost everything. Yukawa's manipulation by the Onos and his fascination with an algorithmically controlled daughter lead to many strange happenings and his ultimate disintegration. Threadlike character "bytes" and hundreds of Hokusai-inspired illustrations suggest the nonlinear world below the high-tech veneer of a modern Japan that is increasingly, dangerously fragmented.

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User Review  - pamar - LibraryThing

If "The Fourth Treasure" was a slightly more "adult" version of Banana Yoshimoto books (adult in the sense of grown-up, not X-Rated) this one seems to be a Japanese version of Ballard. I don't mean ... Read full review

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User Review  - Esta1923 - LibraryThing

365 Views of Mt. Fuji by Todd Shimoda (illustrated by L. J. C. Shimoda) This unusual book truly captured my interest. I read it in amazement. Its format, with several different plot lines on each page ... Read full review


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