A comment bythe lecturer of English at the University of Miyazaki i
I myself am an American currently teaching as a full-time Lecturer of English at the University of Miyazaki. Regarding Mr. Nakazono, my Japanese wife and I have been friends of his ever since we first started visiting his ryokan more than 10 years ago. However, until recently we were unaware of his literary talent,as seen in the moving and tragic story he wrote about his friend Mr. Locke.
As an American deeply interested in Japanese culture, I can honestly tell you that _Shiokaze Street_ will be of great interest to many people, whether Japanese or non-Japanese.
He weaves together his narrative while revealing much of the subtlety and beauty of traditional Japanese culture, literature and art. And he does this while also illuminating the local landscape, history, people, and important sites as found in the Kagoshima area.So, really, his story manages to show many things at one time, not least of which is Mr. Nakazono’s own deep talent of poetic reverie in the best spirit of Japanese literature.