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A Beginner’s Guide to Japan : Observations and Provocations

Iyer, Pico
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: April 2, 2020
ISBN: 9781526611512
240 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

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.

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