I love Shogun and books about ancient Japan. I have never read manga, but was intrigued by the idea of a father and son visit because I want to go myself. The author gives such good details and uses self-deprecating humor to allow us to know what it feels like to be a foreigner in a land where social rules are so different, even in modern times, to westerners. I related to raising a child in the digital age when I almost hate my smart phone.
I didn't like some of the repetitive information and the author at times was a little harsh about the supposed superiority of the Japanese. However, the interview with a man who talked about living through the bombing during WWII was of great value and I will never forget it.
This is a fun, quick read with precious nuggets throughout.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: ADULT LOCAL VINTAGE - MASS MKT; 1 edition (1 November 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1740513258
- ISBN-13: 978-1740513258
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.4 x 20 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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