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Lost Japan : last glimpse of beautiful Japan

Author: Alex Kerr; Bodhi Fishman
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : new editionView all editions and formats
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This is an enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Kerr; Bodhi Fishman
ISBN: 9780141979748 0141979747
OCLC Number: 961819564
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Originally published: Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 1996.
Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Looking for a castle --
Iya Valley --
Kabuki --
Art collecting --
Japan versus China --
Calligraphy --
Tenmangu --
Trammell Crow --
Kyoto --
The road to Nara --
Oute Nara --
Osaka --
The literati --
Last glimpse.
Other Titles: Utsukushiki Nihon no zanzō.
Responsibility: Alex Kerr ; translated by Alex Kerr and Bodhi Fishman.

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One of the finest books about Japan written in decades * Insight Japan *

 
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