An actress, television personality, and writer recounts her experiences as a "problem child" at school, which lead to her being sent to an independent school, where she proved the goal of the school: to develop the potential of each child.
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TETSUKO KUROYANAGI, daughter of the celebrated violinist, was voted Japan's most popular television personality fourteen times. She studied to become an opera singer but then became an actress instead, winning a prestigious award for her work in radio and television. She spent 1972 in New York studying acting, and was critically acclaimed in Japan for her leading role in works by Albee and Shaffer and in Melchior Lengyel's "Ninotchka." Her daily television talk show, "Tetsuko's Room," is still going strong after more than twenty years. Japan's first such program, it was recently awarded television's highest prize. This and the other shows on which she regularly appears all enjoy top viewer ratings.
Devoted to welfare and conservation, Kuroyanagi is Asia's first UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (see Totto-chan's Children and serves on the board of the Worldwide Fund for Nature. The Totto Foundation-financed with her book royalties-provides professional training to deaf actors, with whom Kuroyanagi often appears. Kuroyanagi has twice brought America's National Theater of the Deaf to Japan, acting with them in sign language. She is the author of ten books.
Translator DOROTHY BRITTON, author, poet, and composer, was born in Japan and educated in the United States and England. A pupil of Darius Milhaud, she is well known for her popular Capitol Records album "Japanese Sketches," in which Tetsuko Kuroyanagi's father is violin soloist. Her distinguished translation of Basho's Narrow Road to a Far Province is a classic. She is author of The Japanese Crane: Bird of Happiness and co-author of National Parks of Japan. Her most recent work includes a translation of Princess Chichibu's autobiography, The Silver Drum and Kuroyanagi's Totto-chan's Children.
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Book Description Kodansha Amer Inc, Tokyo, Japan, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 6th Printing. Minor soiling to wraps. Name written on cover. Light shelf wear. Solid copy with clean pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 038876
Book Description Kodansha International, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback with Dust Jacket-like cover. Minor wear, no apparent marks. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000278528
Book Description Kodansha, Tokyo, 1982. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 7th Printing. small piece of ffep cut out, otherwise good,clean copy, tight binding. Bookseller Inventory # 010840
Book Description Kodansha International, Japan, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4th Printing. Square tight copy with light wear on dust jacket from rubbing. Small stain on bottom right corner of book. Translated by Dorothy Britton. Bookseller Inventory # 21121