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Lost Japan Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

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Length: 249 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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One of the finest books about Japan written in decades (Insight Japan)

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An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future.

Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings to life the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, and tells the story of the hidden valley that became his home.

But the book is not just a love letter. Haunted throughout by nostalgia for the Japan of old, Kerr's book is part paean to that great country and culture, part epitaph in the face of contemporary Japan's environmental and cultural destruction.

Winner of Japan's 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.

Alex Kerr is an American writer, antiques collector and Japanologist. Lost Japan is his most famous work. He was the first foreigner to be awarded the Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in Japan.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R3C1T3A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars57 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended. Reading it may have made it less likely I shall return to Japan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really wonderful portrayal of Japan during a period of incredible change
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