by Kate T. Williamson
2006, Princeton Architectural Press
The Japanese Literature Challenge 4 is underway and, while this lovely graphic travel memoir may not officially qualify, it has served as the perfect warm-up! The charming watercolors and journal-like essays touch upon so many aspects of everyday life in Japan. Through entries like KEITAI (cell phones), MOON VIEWING, KARAOKE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and FUNKY MONKEY BABY, I learned interesting bits of Japanese culture. Who knew there was such a thing as an electric rug?
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An hour spent with this gorgeous little book will surely motivate you to pick up one of those Japanese novels waiting on your shelf!
FTC disclosure: I bought this book from amazon. Unfortunately, my library system does not own a copy.