Thursday, February 18, 2010

Akutagawa Ryūnosuke - Rashōmon & In a Grove

(post stamp with Akutagawa^^)

OK, I lost my perspective. But to those who can read Japanese, or at least try to do so, I will post full texts of his works (well, some of it).
Rashomon and In a Grove are important for those who are interested in both Japanese literature and cinema.
Worth reading, although Akutagawa wrote it in late form of classical Japanese (it's not exactly the classical, written form, but still, it's not modern Japanese as well), so it can be hard to go through. But if you do so, your life will change.
OK, maybe not, but...

Then Rashomon in two versions (with furigana):