Kenji is swept aboard a magical train, representing the soul’s passage to heaven, where he meets many of the recently departed. He will only be allowed to return to Earth when he dreams of being reunited with his father. This translation celebrates the centennial of the author’s birth.
|japanese title:||Ginga tetsudo no yoru|
|notes:||Contents: Introduction, Afternoon Class, The Print Shop, Home, The Milky Way Festival, The Pillar of Heaven, Milky Way Station, Northern Cross and Pliocene Seashore, The Bird Catcher, Giovanni’s Ticket, Shipwrecked Children, The Mysterious Forest, From the New World, The Scorpion’s Fire, The Southern Cross, The Professor, The Bridge. Illustrations by Ryu Okazaki.|
|publisher:||Stone Bridge Press|
|japanese publication date:||1934|
|english publication date:||1996|
|description:||139 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.|
|related:||The Rock spring collection of Japanese literature|