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Beginner's Guide To Japan: Observations & Provocations

by Pico Iyer

Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020
How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poem?
Why do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoon?
Why are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expect?
After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer knows the country as few others can. In A Beginner's Guide to Japan, he dashes from baseball games to love-hotels and from shopping malls to zen temple gardens to find fresh ways of illuminating his adopted home. Playful and surreptitiously profound, this is a guidebook to a Japan few have ever seen before.
'Rarely in any writing on Japan is provocation so elegantly and surgically performed' Financial Times
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Pages:

240

Published:

2 Jul 2020

Format

Paperback

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

ISBN:

9781526611512

Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020
How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poem?
Why do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoon?
Why are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expect?
After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer knows the country as few others can. In A Beginner's Guide to Japan, he dashes from baseball games to love-hotels and from shopping malls to zen temple gardens to find fresh ways of illuminating his adopted home. Playful and surreptitiously profound, this is a guidebook to a Japan few have ever seen before.


'Rarely in any writing on Japan is provocation so elegantly and surgically performed' Financial Times
$35.00