His four recent… More about Pico Iyer. This meditative and occasionally cheeky guide to Japan from Pico Iyer will delight Japanophiles and armchair travelers alike. Despite his genuine humility, Iyer can nail Japan with lyrical eloquence.
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Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year A playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture Pico Iyer has been living around Kyoto for more than thirty-two years, but he admits at the outset of this book that he sometimes feels he knows less now than when he arrived. In the constantly surprising pages that follow, he shows how an evening with Meryl Streep, a walk through a ghostly deer park, even a call to the local Apple service centre can open up his adopted home in fresh and invigorating ways. Why does anime make sense in an animist culture?