Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr takes us on a backstage tour, as he explores the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, tells how he stumbled on a hidden valley that became his home...and exposes the environmental and cultural destruction that is the other face of contemporary Japan.
Winner of Japan's 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
one of the finest books about Japan written in decades' -- Insight Japan
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Book Description Lonely Planet, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110864423705
Book Description Lonely Planet. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0864423705 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0453487