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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

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WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

By: Carey, Peter

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000046588

ISBN: 0571228704

Condition: Very Good


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. When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tour of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, brightly lit back door. Guided-and at times judged-by an ineffably strange boy named Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticulous i... View more info

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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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THE INLAND SEA (SIGNED BY AUTHOR)

By: Richie, Donald

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000047293

ISBN: 1880656698

Condition: Very Good


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.(Signe d by Author) "Earns its place on the very short shelf of books on Japan that are of perm anent value."--Times Literary Supplement. "Richie is a stupendous travel writer; the book shines with bright witticis ms, deft characterizations of fisherfolk, merchants, monks and wistful adol escents, and keen comparisons of Japanes and Western culture." --San Franci sco Chronicle "A learned, beautifully paced elegy."--London Revi... View more info

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RISING SON: A FATHER AND SON'S BIKE ADVENTURE ACROSS JAPAN

By: Scott, Charles

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Third Wheel Press: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000047330

ISBN: 148027223X

Condition: Very Good


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. Rising Son is a travel adventure that celebrates the bond between a father and son. Charles Scott puts his corporate job on the line to ride connected bicycles 2,500 miles across Japan with his eight-year-old son, Sho. Charles believes that a child can accomplish much more than most adults thi nk and maps out a 67-day route that stretches from the northernmost cape to the southern tip of the mainland, passing through many of Japan's most fam ous cult... View more info