The Girl with the White Flag

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 1, 1992 - Fiction - 144 pages
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The author recounts how she was separated at age seven from her family on the Okinawa battlefields in World War II, searched for her lost sisters for seven weeks, and eventually found the strength to survive on her own. Reprint.

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I met Higa san when her book was first published in English--I started crying before I could speak--thinking of what that lovely, smiling woman had suffered as a child. This is a part of the Battle of ... Read full review

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User Review  - miyurose - LibraryThing

Tomiko’s story is sad and heartwarming at the same time. She shows us a side of World War II that we rarely hear about… the plight of the Japanese people. What’s most amazing is how she surived ... Read full review


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DOROTHY BRITTON-writer, poet, and composer-is half English and half American, and was born in Japan. Educated in all three countries, she studied composition with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in California. Her suites Yedo Fantasy and Tokyo Impressions were described by the American Record Guide
as a highly successful "translation of the koto-samisen aesthetic into Occidental terms." Besides music, she has published poems, essays, articles, and books in both English and Japanese, as well as numerous translations. She is the author of The Japanese Crane and co-author of National Parks of
Japan, and more recently she has translated Princess Chichibu's autobiography, The Silver Drum.
SHIRO TSUJIMURA is a ceramic artist and painter working in Mima-cho, in the hills above Nara, Japan. After a short tenure in a Zen temple in his youth, he turned to art, spending the next seven years teaching himself how to throw pots and paint. His work is exhibited regularly throughout Japan, and
can be found in private and museum collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe. His pieces have also been shown in New York, London, and Frankfurt.

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