Princess Masako. Prisoner Of The Chrysanthemum Throne

Hills Ben

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2006
Edition: First Edition

Description: 306 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The Tragic True Story Of Japan's Crown Princess.

Publishers Description: There are two families in Japan which you can never leave - The Yakuza (crime gangs) and the royal family..." Diana, Princess of Wales, had it easy compared with another lonely princess, Crown Princess Masako of Japan. A thoroughly modern woman in collision with an ancient and unreformed system, Masako is a brilliant woman who sacrificed her career to marry a love-struck royal, Crown Prince Naruhito. Ben Hills' 'Princess Masako' steals a fascinating look behind the Chrysanthemum Curtain' into the arcane world of the Japanese royal family. This dramatic portrayal of a modern-day oriental fairytale turned on its head details how Masako Owada struggles with the daily pressures of life in Japan's imperial court. Despite an Oxford and Harvard education, she has been subjected to the superstitious rites of the Royal Household Agency in the hope that she will produce a male heir and prevent the world's oldest dynasty from dying out; must address her husband as 'Mr East Wing'; and bow at 60 degrees to her parents-in-law. With every move monitored closely by an overbearing bureaucracy behind the walls of a palace modelled on Versailles, where her few officially sanctioned pastimes include

ISBN: 9781741660142

(164640)

306 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The Tragic True Story Of Japan's Crown Princess.



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