Princess Masako: Prisoner Of The Chrysanthemum Throne

December 27, 2007|
Princess Masako: Prisoner Of The Chrysanthemum Throne by Ben Hills
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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.
Title:Princess Masako: Prisoner Of The Chrysanthemum ThroneFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.84 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.84 inPublished:December 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1585426105

ISBN - 13:9781585426102

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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