Princess Masako : Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne (Paperback)

Author: Hills, Ben

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Stealing a fascinating look into the world of the Japanese royal family, thisbiography details how Masako Owada struggled with the daily pressures of lifein Japan's royal court as the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781585426102
SKU 204815272
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1585426105
Release Date 12/27/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
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Editors Note The tragic true story of Japan's Crown Princess-with a new afterword by the author. It's the fantasy of many young women: marry a handsome prince, move into a luxurious palace, and live happily ever after. But that's not how it turned out for Masako Owada. Ben Hills's fascinating portrait of Princess Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on research in Tokyo and rural Japan, at Oxford and Harvard, and from more than sixty interviews with Japanese, American, British, and Australian sources-many of whom have never spoken publicly before-shedding light on the royal family's darkest secrets, secrets that can never be openly discussed in Japan because of the reverence in which the emperor and his family are held. But most of all, this is a story about a love affair that went tragically wrong. The paperback edition will contain a new afterword by the author, discussing the impact this book had in Japan, where it was banned.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0306
Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher

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