KVG ARTICLE

A Thousand Years of Love (sen nen no koi.)

A new novel about Kyoto

This new historical novel is set in ancient Kyoto, Japan, and Hangzhou, China, a city described by

Marco Polo as “the greatest in the world.” Join Lady Kaishi, a noblewoman of the Heian Court, as she

tries to find her mother’s grave site, somewhere across the East China Sea. Her search takes her from

the ancient city of Kyoto, to the Temple of the Purple Clouds, on the shores of the West Lake in

China. The cover shows the symbol of the yin and yang and a Heian kimono, as this novel explores the

dramatic conflict between the masculine and feminine, played out among

the magnificent setting of the Heian world. Lady Kaishi is both observer and participant in the

romantic encounters of the Heian nobility, struggling to maintain her identity, transcending gender and

blood in a display as passionate and brilliant as the silver waves glittering on her layered kimono.

About the Author: Avia Belle Moon is the pen name of a freelance writer who has lived in Japan for

the last ten years. She has written short stories and articles on Japanese arts and culture for various

newspapers and magazines in Tokyo and Osaka, including The Japan Times and Kansai Time Out.

Availability in KYOTO until 7/1 at: Avanti Book Center, Tel: 075-682-5031(Book signing-Sat,

June 5th, 3-4pm.); Ashiya Books, 5th floor of Kintetsu Dept. Store, Tel: 075-361-1210. (both

behind Kyoto Stn.); Maruzen Books in Kawaramachi; Tel: 075-241-2169. OSAKA: Junkudo

Books in Abanza Bldg, Tel: 06-4799-1090; Junkudo Nishinomiya Kitaguchi branch. Kinokuniya

Umeda. TOKYO-Kinokuniya Minami Shinjuku.

Online: http://www.trafford.com/robots/03-1713.html and amazon.com

Borders (now teamed with Amazon)

www.amazon.com(same URL for Borders

Barnes and Nobles www.bn.com, and Chapters Indigo in Canada  http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/

you can find it by doing an author or title search.

NHK  http://www.nhk.or.jp/kanazawa/bangumi/610/bunko/bunko.html

Author interviews-

http://www.mindfirerenew.com/issue1/0104-interviewmoon1.html

http://www.fictionbytes.com/authorinterviews.htm

Oydssea Press- Fiction and non-fiction on both ancient and modern Japan

http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~lotus/OydsseaPress/OP.htm

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