DOCUMENTATION GOES HERE.

GET /api/1.0/articles/Snakeskin%20Shamisen%20(book)/
HTTP 200 OK
Allow: GET, OPTIONS
Content-Type: application/json
Vary: Accept

{
    "id": "Snakeskin Shamisen (book)",
    "doctype": "articles",
    "links": {
        "html": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/Snakeskin%20Shamisen%20(book)/",
        "json": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/api/1.0/articles/Snakeskin%20Shamisen%20(book)/"
    },
    "title_sort": "snakeskinshamisenbook",
    "description": "The third novel in Naomi Hirahara's \"Mas Arai Mysteries\" series finds the gardener/detective back in Southern California in 2002 where he tackles a murder case in the Okinawan American community.",
    "rg_rgmediatype": [
        "books"
    ],
    "mediatype_label": "Books",
    "mediatype_icon": "fa-book",
    "rg_interestlevel": [
        "Grades 9-12",
        "Adult"
    ],
    "rg_genre": [
        "Fiction",
        "Mystery"
    ],
    "rg_theme": [
        "Lost honor",
        "Power of the past"
    ],
    "rg_readinglevel": [
        "Adult"
    ],
    "rg_availability": [
        "Widely available"
    ],
    "categories": [
        {
            "title": "Arts",
            "html": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/categories/Arts/",
            "json": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/api/1.0/browse/categories/Arts/"
        }
    ],
    "topics": [],
    "authors": [
        {
            "title": "Brian Niiya",
            "html": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/authors/Brian%20Niiya/",
            "json": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/api/1.0/authors/Brian%20Niiya/"
        }
    ],
    "sources": [
        {
            "id": "en-snakeskinshamisen-1",
            "html": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/sources/en-snakeskinshamisen-1/",
            "json": "http://resourceguide.densho.org/api/1.0/sources/en-snakeskinshamisen-1/"
        }
    ],
    "title": "Snakeskin Shamisen (book)",
    "source_ids": "en-snakeskinshamisen-1",
    "published_encyc": false,
    "published_rg": true,
    "modified": "2018-02-28T04:37:40",
    "coordinates": [],
    "databoxes": {
        "databox-Books": {
            "language": [],
            "publisher": [
                "Bantam/Dell"
            ],
            "pubdate": [
                "2006"
            ],
            "awards": [],
            "worldcatlink": [
                "<a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/snakeskin-shamisen/oclc/62421310\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/snakeskin-shamisen/oclc/62421310</a>"
            ],
            "series": [
                "Mas Arai Mysteries"
            ],
            "isbn": [],
            "currentpubdate": [],
            "pages": [
                "329"
            ],
            "author": [
                "Naomi Hirahara"
            ],
            "genre": [
                "Fiction",
                "Mystery"
            ],
            "country": [],
            "mediatype": [],
            "title": [
                "Snakeskin Shamisen"
            ],
            "origtitle": [],
            "illustrator": [],
            "currentpublisher": []
        },
        "rgdatabox-Core": {
            "hasteachingaids": [
                "No"
            ],
            "denshotopic": [],
            "chronology": [
                "2002"
            ],
            "freewebversion": [
                "No"
            ],
            "pov": [
                "Main character is curmudgeonly Kibei gardener"
            ],
            "primarysecondary": [],
            "theme": [
                "Lost honor",
                "Power of the past"
            ],
            "availability": [
                "Widely available"
            ],
            "facility": [],
            "relatedevents": [],
            "interestlevel": [
                "Grades 9-12",
                "Adult"
            ],
            "title": [
                "Snakeskin Shamisen"
            ],
            "genre": [
                "Fiction",
                "Mystery"
            ],
            "geography": [
                "Los Angeles, California"
            ],
            "lexile": [],
            "guidedreadinglevel": [],
            "rgmediatype": [
                "books"
            ],
            "creators": [
                "Naomi Hirahara"
            ],
            "readinglevel": [
                "Adult"
            ],
            "warnings": []
        }
    },
    "rg_title": "Snakeskin Shamisen",
    "rg_creators": [
        "Naomi Hirahara"
    ],
    "rg_pov": [
        "Main character is curmudgeonly Kibei gardener"
    ],
    "rg_freewebversion": [
        "No"
    ],
    "rg_geography": [
        "Los Angeles, California"
    ],
    "rg_chronology": [
        "2002"
    ],
    "rg_hasteachingaids": [
        "No"
    ],
    "rg_warnings": null,
    "body": "<br/>\n<div class=\"floatright\">\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Snakeskin Shamisen;\nCreators:Naomi Hirahara;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:Adult;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Lost honor; Power of the past;\nGenre:Fiction; Mystery;\nPoV:Main character is curmudgeonly Kibei gardener;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Los Angeles, California;\nChronology:2002;\nFacility:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n <p>\n  Title:Snakeskin Shamisen;\nAuthor:Naomi Hirahara;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:Mas Arai Mysteries;\nGenre:Fiction; Mystery;\nPublisher:Bantam/Dell;\nPubDate:2006;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:329;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:\n  <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/snakeskin-shamisen/oclc/62421310\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n   http://www.worldcat.org/title/snakeskin-shamisen/oclc/62421310\n  </a>\n  ;\n </p>\n</div>\n<p>\n The third novel in Naomi Hirahara's \"Mas Arai Mysteries\" series finds the gardener/detective back in Southern California in 2002 where he tackles a murder case in the Okinawan American community.\n</p>\n<p>\n <i>\n  Snakeskin Shamisen\n </i>\n begins with the murder of Randy Yamashiro, a Vietnam veteran buddy of Mas's friend, G. I. Hasuike, shortly after he had won a $500,000 jackpot in Las Vegas. A sanshin—an Okinawan stringed instrument—found at the scene proves to be a key clue. Through his friendship with G. I., Mas gets dragged into solving the crime, whose roots lie in the unique history and culture of Okinawan Americans and of Okinawa during World War II and in the cold war politics of the early postwar years. The book introduces (or greatly expands the role of) several characters, including G.I., a long-haired\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Sansei\" title=\"Sansei\">\n  Sansei\n </a>\n lawyer who tells Mas he had gone into law because of what was done to Japanese Americans during World War II. Juanita Gushiken, G. I.'s girlfriend, is a private investigator who works with Mas on the case. Her parents are\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Japanese_Latin_Americans\" title=\"Japanese Latin Americans\">\n  Japanese Peruvian\n </a>\n , among the group that was brought into the U.S. and interned during World War II. They consult with a UCLA professor named Genessee Howard about the finer points of Okinawan music and culture crucial to solving the case. Born in Okinawa to an African-American father and Okinawan mother, the widower Mas finds himself drawn to her.\n</p>\n<p>\n As with the other Mas Arai books,\n <i>\n  Snakeskin Shamisen\n </i>\n is filled with references to Japanese American history during World War II and the early postwar years. The shamisen of the title turns out to have been purchased in the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Jerome\" title=\"Jerome\">\n  Jerome\n </a>\n , Arkansas concentration camp, and there are multiple references to the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">\n  442nd Regimental Combat Team\n </a>\n ,\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Terminal_Island,_California\" title=\"Terminal Island, California\">\n  Terminal Island\n </a>\n , and the\n <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Immigration_Act_of_1952\" title=\"Immigration Act of 1952\">\n  Immigration Act of 1952\n </a>\n . Juanita also has occasion to tell Mas about her family's wartime travails\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\">\n <b>\n  Authored by\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n   Brian Niiya\n  </a>\n  , Densho\n </b>\n</div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n Niiya, Brian\n</div>\n<p>\n <br/>\n Preceded by\n <i>\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Gasa-Gasa Girl (book)\" title=\"Gasa-Gasa Girl (book)\">\n   Gasa-Gasa Girl\n  </a>\n </i>\n (2005) and followed by\n <i>\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Blood Hina (book)\" title=\"Blood Hina (book)\">\n   Blood Hina\n  </a>\n </i>\n (2010).\n</p>\n",
    "moreinfo": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   Author website:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.naomihirahara.com/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    http://www.naomihirahara.com/\n   </a>\n   .\n  </p>\n  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.112 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.113 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 312/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2075/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6609/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1044/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3668-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309151435 and revision id 28208\n -->\n </div>\n</div>",
    "reviews": null,
    "footnotes": null,
    "related": null
}