Lost Japan Last Glimpse of Beautiful Japan

Alex Kerr

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An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japan’s landscape, culture, history and future

Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author’s experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings to life the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo’s boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, and tells the story of the hidden valley that became his home.

But the book is not just a love letter. Haunted throughout by nostalgia for the Japan of old, Kerr’s book is part paean to that great country and culture, part epitaph in the face of contemporary Japan’s environmental and cultural destruction.

Winner of Japan’s 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.

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ISBN – 9780141979748
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 13/10/2015
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Travel

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