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WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

By: Carey, Peter

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043922

ISBN: 1400078369

Condition: Good


When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stip ulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weir d stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tou r of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, bright ly lit back door. Guided-and at times judged-by an ineffably strange boy na med Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticul ous impersonators called "visualists," and solitary, nerdish otaku. Through out, the Booker Prize-winning novelist makes observations th... View more info

THE SUN IN MY EYES (TWO-WHEELING EAST)

By: Dew, Josie

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Sphere: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000037890

ISBN: 0751530182

Condition: Very Good


Following on from the hugely enjoyable A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN, Josie takes us on the second part of her journey through Japan; a country whose keyword is peace, yet spends millions each year on high-tech armament. Josie's tra vels are as fascinating as they are varied; she endures a horrific storm at sea, samples the deadly puffer fish and visits the two cities which will f orever symbolise the horror of war: Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But wherever sh e goes, no matter how remote or industrious the area, Josie encounters the friendly, quirky and unbelievably generous Japanese people, from those w... View more info

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JAPAN - 6,000 MILES ON A BICYCLE

By: Norrie, Leigh

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press, Tokyo: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000024128

ISBN: 1933606142

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: This book is not about cycling, but it is. It's not about Japan, but it is. It's not about sightseeing, but it is. In short, this book is about six mo nths of someone's life -- a journey. As with all journeys, it begins with u ncertainty and ends in reward. It may inspire you. If it does nothing more, this adventure will have achieved more than I ever imagined. Editorial Reviews Review In May 2005, Leigh Norrie left his house and went on a bike ride... to the rest of Japan. After a lonely and grueling six months, he'd peda... View more info