A Beginner's Guide to Japan

Observations and Provocations
Author(s): Pico Iyer
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2019
Product Number: EB00745671
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780451493965
Publisher: Vintage
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"Arguably the greatest living travel writer" (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents. In A Beginner's Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. He recounts his adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation hall to a love hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, and from dinner with Meryl Streep to an ill-fated call to the Apple service center in a series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan—and to remind those who do of its myriad fascinations.

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