A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

Pico Iyer  (Author)
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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  • Product code: 9781526611512
  • Barcode: 9781526611512
  • Added: Apr 2, 2020
  • Author: Pico Iyer
  • Publishing company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Year of publication: 02.04.2020
  • Book format: Paberback
  • Pages: 240

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