ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS : AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE

ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS : AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE

By: TWIGGER, ROBERT

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Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronoun ce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: h e'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation and sweaty squalor of a cramped apartment in Fuji Heights, Twigger sets out to cleans e his body and his mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts, and the brutally demanding course of budo training taken by the Tokyo Riot Police, where any ascetic m otivation soon comes up against blood-stained dogis and fractured collarbon es. In Angry White Pyjamas Robert Twigger skilfully blends the ancient with the modern - the ultra-traditionalism, ritual and violence of the dojo (tr aining academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the twenty-first century - to provide an entertaining and cap tivating glimpse of contemporary Japan.

Title: ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS : AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE

Author Name: TWIGGER, ROBERT

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Orion Pub Co: 1999

ISBN Number: 0753808587

ISBN Number 13: 9780753808580

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047337