A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and

Pico Iyer

$35.00

Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poemWhy do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoonWhy are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expectAfter 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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$35.00

Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poemWhy do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoonWhy are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expectAfter 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

Pages - 227

Binding - Paperback

Publisher - Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9781526611512

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