A Beginner's Guide to Japan : Observations and Provocations, Paperback / softback Book

A Beginner's Guide to Japan : Observations and Provocations Paperback / softback

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Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020How 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