Recitation of Short Stories by RODOKU Class

December 13, 2014
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at Japan Society Auditorium
333 East 47th Street at First Avenue

Free and open to the public.

333 East 47th Street  at First Avenue, New York , NY

第一部    『坊っちゃん』      夏目漱石       by ジャパン・ソサエティー 秋期朗読講座受講生
第二部    『賢者の贈り物』  O.ヘンリー     by 阿部知代  (フジテレビ アナウンサー)
Part 1:  “Botchan”       by Natsume Soseki               by members of Japan Society RODOKU Class
Part 2:     “The Gift of the Magi”   by  O. Henry        by Ms. Chiyo Abe  (Fuji Television Announcer)
『坊っちゃん』    夏目漱石    (1906年)
“Botchan”  by  Natsume Soseki   (1906)
Born and raised in cosmopolitan Edo (now Tokyo), Botchan is well-intentioned, but very impatient and quick to anger. He never got along with his family, and the only person who would support him was the house keeper, Kiyo. After graduating from college, Botchan becomes a math teacher at a middle school in backwater Japan, on the island of Shikoku. There, he encounters many distinctive characters, including Principal “Raccoon,” Vice Principal “Redshirt,” “Clown” the art teacher, and “Green Pumpkin” the English teacher. Botchan hears from Vice Principal Redshirt that “Porcupine” the math teacher is trying to force him out. He begins to resent his fellow teacher, but soon discovers that it’s all a plot by Redshirt. Botchan and Porcupine join forces and seek to get even…
This is one of Soseki’s most beloved novels.
『賢者の贈り物』   O.ヘンリー     (1905年)



“The Gift of the Magi”  by  O. Henry  (1905)
Jim and Della are a poor young married couple. One Christmas, each sells his or her most precious belonging to buy a gift for the other. When they see what they’ve received, they are both stunned. Though their actions seem sad and foolish, the author concludes that it is also the wisest act in the world, as they realize how much they care for each other.
O. Henry’s most famous work, the story is inspired by the New Testament account of the Biblical Magi.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014
  • 2:00 pm