My Asakusa: Coming of Age in Pre-war Tokyo

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Tuttle Publishing, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
Sadako Sawamura was a popular stage, film and television actress who lived an extraordinary life. My Asakusa is her poignant memoir. Born and raised in the now-extinct Shitamachi district of Asakusa, a neighborhood brimming with Kabuki theaters and geisha pleasure houses, Sadako Sawamura's rise to icon status is fascinating, including her account of serving a jail sentence for her pro-Communist sympathies. A remarkable woman and a remarkable true-life story.

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About the author (2000)

Sawamura died at the age of 87.

Stafford is a professor of English at Arkansas State University.

Kawamura is professor emeritus at Ibaraki University in Japan.

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