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Traces the length of Japan from south to north as it was experienced by the author on his hitchhiking tour, during which he made provocative and whimsical observations about the region, its people, and its culture. Reprint.
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'A very gifted writer' BILL BRYSONFrom the Back Cover:
"A mild stroke of genius ... savagely hilarious." Sunday Herald
With the same fervour they have for outlandish game shows and tiny gadgets the Japanese go nuts each spring when the cherry blossom sweeps from island to island towards the country's northern tip - Hokkaido. Will Ferguson was celebrating the event in the standard fashion. And after way too much sake announced he would be the first person in recorded history to follow the blossom's progress. And to make it a challenge worth doing he'd hitchhike all the way relying on the kindness of some very weird and wonderful strangers . . .
The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books to be written on Japan.
"For anyone thinking of going to Japan, this will be an invaluable read. If you've already been you will find yourself laughing out loud in recognition." Geographical Magazine
"You trust both his humour and his insights ... an admirable pair of eyes through which to see contemporary Japan." Observer
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Book Description Soho Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1569472343
Book Description Soho Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111569472343
Book Description Soho Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1569472343 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1607724