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Summary: In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD

Summary: In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MEM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Memoirs 2006

Summary: "Centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After it is stolen, a fearless detective and a brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist'"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME PAP

Summary: The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Buck, Leslie

Summary: At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck's bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio [a division of] Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BUCK, LESLIE Buc

Summary: To avoid jail time, street racer Sean Boswell is sent to live with his father, who is in the military and serving in Tokyo. There he discovers drift racing. After losing a race to Yakuza-connected D.K., the Drift King, Sean has to enter the Tokyo underworld to find a way to pay his debt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fa 3

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FAS

Summary: Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians but don't be fooled: there's more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko. Japan's former capital has its own distinct identity, dialect and dishes, and beyond the Buddhist temples and Zen gardens you'll find a dynamic city that's constantly evolving.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gestalten 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.2 KYO

Buck, Leslie

Summary: This absorbing debut memoir recounts an American gardener's apprenticeship with the most prestigious gardening firm in Kyoto. --Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timber Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUCK, LESLIE BUC

Summary: The life stories of the five Marines and one Naval officer that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Pictures 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FLA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DVD MOVIE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FLA RATED R

Summary: Set within the vibrant dancehalls and historic crime corridors of 1940s Paris, a singer with "stars in her eyes" ignores the protest of her covetous husband and pursues a meeting with a lecherous movie financier. When her husband attempts to crash the rendevous, murder ensues. Enter the detective, whose seasoned instincts lead him down a circuitous path of alibis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN QUA

Tomory, David.

Summary: David Tomory traces the continuous western influences at work on Goa from the time of the Portugese to the present day. This entertaining and informative tour through the totality of western contact with Goa reveals what Goa is actually like for both westerners and Goans, and catches Goa as it stands at the brink of a complicated future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.799 Tomor

Shankar, Ravi

Contents: Padhasapa (Susumu Miyashita, koto) (8:40) -- Kaharwa (Alla Rakha) (4:59) -- Improvisation on the theme of "Rokudan" (Shankar, sitar, tanpura; Alla Rakha; Susumu Miyashita, koto; Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi) (10:46) -- Nama Shivaya (Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi; Alla Rakha) (7:59) -- Tribute to Nippon (Shankar, sitar, tanpura; Alla Rakha) (13:20) -- Homage to Baba Allauddin : Raga Hemant (Shankar,...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL INDIAN/INDONESIAN SHA

Avery, Ellis

Summary: Relocated from 1866 New York to Japan by an abusive missionary guardian, young Aurelia Bernard befriends the daughter of Kyoto's most influential tea master, who instructs her about the fading tradition of the tea ceremony.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AVE

Hering, Marianne

Summary: After tsunami waves sweep over the Imagination Station, it breaks down completely. Patrick and Beth wash up on the shores of Japan on September 1, 1923. The cousins fear if the waters doesn't get them, the earthquake will! Disaster engulfs the city of Tokyo, leaving families and friends separated and desperate. Thanks to a Japanese celebrity and a performing elephant, the cousins escape the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Her

Summary: Will Caludia's pregnancy make her any less hot? Why is Sean dressed as J.J. Bodybuddy? Who is displaying nude photos of Uncle Eddie? What is the dirty secret of Jimmy's Sciencenauts club? How far will Lily go to make Brad jealous? Why does the entire neighborhood think the Finnertys are trashy? And what is Sister Helen doing in a lingerie store?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV GRO

Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FIN

Summary: Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LET

Summary: Yūji and Mamoru are good friends, who work at the same factory. Mamoru murders the factory owner and his wife, and then commits suicide in the jail. Mamoru's father visits Yūji, and they search for their future, keeping a jellyfish Mamoru left.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Uplink [production company] 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BRI

Kajiyama, Sumiko

Summary: A guide to Tokyo, Kyoto, Tohoku and Japanese culture past and present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.2 JAP

Summary: "Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the misadventures of three kings"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY TAL

Summary: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arrow Academy 2020

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TOT

Summary: Peels back the rice-paper curtain for an intimate look at the culture, history, training, and private lives of these alluring figures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEC

Figal, Gerald A.

Summary: "Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the "stuff" of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of the modern or, at best, seen as representative of traditional beliefs that are overcome and left behind in the transformation toward modernity. In Civilization and Monsters Gerald Figal asserts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398.2 FIG

Summary: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE WOL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WOL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WOL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WOL RATED PG-13

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