AT HOME IN JAPAN: A FOREIGN WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

AT HOME IN JAPAN: A FOREIGN WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

By: Otowa, Rebecca

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "This portrait of Japanese country life reminds us that at its core, a happ y and healthy life is based on the bonds of food, family, tradition, commun ity, and the richness of nature" -John Einarsen, Founding Editor and Art Di rector of Kyoto Journal What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, t o become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells a n extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through an amazing t ransformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life as a hou sewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan . This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to li ving under Japanese customs, from the basic day to day details of life in t he house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the house. R ebecca Otowa then focuses on her inner life, touching on some of the pivota l memories of her time in Japan, the lessons in perception that Japan has t aught her and the ways in which she has been changed by living in Japan. An insightful and compelling read, At Home in Japan is a beautifully written and illustrated reminiscence of a once simple life made extraordinary.

Title: AT HOME IN JAPAN: A FOREIGN WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Author Name: Otowa, Rebecca

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 2011

ISBN Number: 4805310782

ISBN Number 13: 9784805310786

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049746