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小山薰堂 1964-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 172 publications in 6 languages and 1,702 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Scenarios  Young adult works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Translator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 小山薰堂
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Departures( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musicien sans emploi, Daigo est engagé dans une entreprise de pompes funèbres. Officiant à la préparation rituelle des cadavres, Daigo rencontre la mort sous toutes ses facettes. Malgré ses doutes et la mauvaise réputation que lui vaut ce travail, Daigo prend peu à peu conscience qu'il s'y épanouit et y trouve un nouveau respect pour la vie elle-même."
Nokan die Kunst des Ausklangs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein arbeitsloser Cellist kehrt mit seiner Frau in seine Heimatstadt im Norden Japans zurück, wo er einen Job bei einem Bestattungsunternehmen findet, der lukrativ, aber gesellschaftlich geächtet ist. Trotz zahlreicher äußerer wie innerer Widerstände erkennt er in der rituellen Aufbahrung des Leichnams eine Berufung, da die würdevolle Zeremonie eine heilsame Wirkung auf die Hinterbliebenen ausübt. Mit Hilfe einer ins Slapstickhafte spielenden Komik bricht der Film zunächst Berührungsängste vor dem Thema Tod auf und rundet sich dann zur ruhig erzählten, berührenden Reflexion über das Sterben als Teil des Lebens, die Suche nach innerem Frieden und der Aussöhnung mit dem persönlichen Schicksal. [film-dienst]
Moi, j'attends... by Davide Calì( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses a length of red thread to weave the tale of life's journey. Captures the momentous and ordinary events that occur from childhood to old age with a few words and simple illustrations. A sophisticated picture book
Firumu by Kundō Koyama( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten short stories including "Film," a quiet but memorable story about a film that one father who has been missing for thirty years left behind
Compter la vie by Kundō Koyama( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaque jour sur la terre naissent 220 000 bébés. Parmi eux une petite fille... qui te ressemble presque trait pour trait, dont voici l'histoire "comptée" avec une tendre drôlerie
Okuribito = Departures by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, is left suddenly without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife, Mika to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
Koyama kundō shiawase no shigotojutsu : tsumaranai nichijō o tokubetsu na kinenbi ni kaeru hassōhō by Kundō Koyama( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe jiao ni ru he ba ri chang sheng huo bian cheng te bie de ji nian ri, Jiao ni fa xian ri chang sheng huo zhong de gong zuo chuang yi, Gao su ni ru he yun yong"gong ming"chuang zao she hui mai dong
Okuribito orijinaru shinario by Kundō Koyama( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koisuru nihongo by Kundō Koyama( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despedidas by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo, antiguo violoncelista de una orquesta que se acaba de disolver, acaba vagando por las calles sin trabajo y sin demasiada esperanza. Por ello decide regresar a su ciudad natal en compañía de su esposa. Allí consigue un empleo como enterrador: limpia los cuerpos, los coloca en su ataud y los envía al otro mundo de la mejor forma posible. Aunque su esposa y sus vecinos contemplan con desagrado este puesto, Daigo descubrirá en este ritual de muerte la chispa vital que le faltaba a su propia vida
Okuribito : 2 by Fumika Shirato( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pachipachi no hoshi by Kundō Koyama( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inochi no kazoekata = Comment compter la vie? by Kundō Koyama( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hito o yorokobaseru to iu koto : dakara sapuraizu ga yamerarenai by Kundō Koyama( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kangaenai hinto : Aidea wa kōshite umareru( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nokan - die Kunst des Ausklangs( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyō no ryōri shichijūnikō( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Departures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quando l’orchestra in cui suona il violoncello viene sciolta, Daigo decide di tornare con la moglie al suo paese d’origine. Qui, rispondendo ad un annuncio di lavoro sibillino, si ritrova a fare il tanatoesteta (colui che prepara il cadavere prima della sepoltura) e scopre una vera e propria vocazione che lo porterà anche a ritrovare il padre, il quale aveva abbandonato la famiglia quando lui era ancora bambino
Koyama Kundō ga 90-sai no obāchan ni mananda taisetsu na koto( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Goyama Gundo 1964-

Koyama, Kundo

Koyama, Kundo 1964-

Koyama, Kundou

Kundo, Koyama

Kundō Koyama 1964-...

Kundō Koyama écrivain japonais

Kundō Koyama Japanese writer

Kundō Koyama japanischer Schriftsteller

Kundō Koyama Japans schrijver

Udon, Kumayakko 1964-

Кояма, Кундо

קונדו קויאמה סופר יפני

소산훈당 1964-

코야마 쿤도 1964-

うどん熊奴 1964-

こやま, くんどう

こやま くんどう 1964-...

コヤマ, クンドウ

コヤマ, クンドウ 1964-

小山 薫堂 1964-....

小山薫堂

小山薰堂 1964-

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