Five First Lines from Japanese Lit

Here are the rules:
  1. Pick a section of a bookstore. I chose the Japanese lit section.
  2. Choose five interesting looking books, based on their covers.
  3. Tell us the first lines.

The Face of Another by Kobo Abe
At last you have come, threading your way through the endless passages of the maze.

No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
I have seen three pictures of the man.

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami (Apparently this book has also been published under the title “The Briefcase”.)
His full name was Mr. Harutsuna Matumoto, but I called him ‘Sensei’.

Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura
Tom hears the noise from across the hall.

Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui
Kosaku Tokita lumbered into the Senior Staff Room.

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