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Bungei Shunju Co., Ltd. Sawako Ariyoshi’s masterpiece “Aoi Tsubo”, which has been selling for half a century, has finally sold over 500,000 copies!

Bungeishunju Co., Ltd.
Sawako Ariyoshi’s masterpiece “Aoi Tsubo”, which has been selling for half a century, has finally sold over 500,000 copies!
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Sawako Ariyoshi’s “Aoi Tsubo” (Bunshun Bunko), published by
Bungeishunju Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Nariyuki Iikubo), has sold over 500,000 copies in total. This book was released in hardcover in 1977, and the new paperback edition was published in 2011. Last year, it gained momentum again thanks to a recommendation comment from author Hika Harada and being featured in the Asahi Shimbun’s reading section “Best Selling Books”. Sales have been strong since the beginning of this year, and we have finally reached a milestone.
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Author Teru Shimazu, who has been reading Ariyoshi’s works since he was a teenager, highly praises this book as follows.
-Comment from Teru Shimazu (from Bunshun Reading Online)-
Just as Riki Choshu’s anecdotes about Andre the Giant are consistently entertaining, Ariyoshi’s works are also consistently entertaining. I know this very well, having read most of Sawako Ariyoshi’s paperback books in bookstores when I was in my twenties.
It is thrilling to watch celadon pots being created and passed from hand to hand.
As you follow the vase’s whereabouts, the lives of its previous owners are depicted in great detail.
The behavior patterns around 1975 are new to me, even as someone who lived through that period.
“Bungei Shunju Reading Online”
“Thrilling and fresh even though it’s set in the Showa era, you can’t go wrong with Ariyoshi’s works!” — Who is the “Cleaner Shime-san” that up-and-coming author Teru Shimazu admires after reading Reiwa’s bestseller Sawako Ariyoshi’s “Blue Pot”?
https://bunshun.jp/articles/-/69489
-Advertisement on the front page of Yomiuri Shimbun-
After selling over 500,000 copies, today we ran a special
advertisement for “Aoi Tsubo” on the front page of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. Recommended words from author Hika Harada and comments from readers are also introduced.
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-Author Profile-
Born in Wakayama in 1931.
Debuted in the literary world in 1956 with “Jiuta”.
The trilogy “Kinokawa,” “Aridagawa,” and “Hidakagawa” is set in Kishu, and “Hanaoka Seishu’s Wife” (Women’s Literature Award), which depicts the problem of the daughter-in-law of a doctor who
successfully performed the world’s first general anesthesia surgery, He solidified his position as a popular writer by publishing ambitious works one after another, including “The Ecstatic Person,” which pioneered the issue of elderly care and became a buzzword at the time, and “Complex Pollution,” which dealt with pollution issues. He has created a number of masterpieces that are diverse, robust, and highly entertaining.
Passed away in August 1984.
(This data was published at the time this book was published) -Bibliographic information-
Publisher: Bungeishunju Co., Ltd.
Book name: “Blue Pot”
Author: Sawako Ariyoshi
Format: Paperback
New edition release date: July 8, 2011
Regular price: 781 yen (tax included)
ISBN: 978-4-16-713710-6
Bibliography URL: https://books.bunshun.jp/ud/book/num/9784167137106 More details about this release:
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