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Synopsis: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER: JAPAN (4TH ED.)

Active travellers trust National Geographic to deliver what they want in a guidebook - expert advice, insider tips, and the cultural feel of each destination not easily found online. These guides are pitch-perfect for today's experiential travel enthusiasts who want an authentic, enriching immersion. Bornoff describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites in Japan such as Mount Fuji, imperial Kyoto, historical Nagasaki, Hokkaido and its national parks, and dozens of other major and lesser-known places. In-depth features discuss the fascinating contrasts between Japan's modern, cutting-edge technological facade and its ancient core. The guide highlights traditions such as Kodo drumming, the exquisite beauty of garden design, and the spirits and demons that animate Noh and kabuki theatre. Numerous city walking tours, a hike through feudal Hagi, and a stunning array of photos and artwork complement this exciting insider's guide.

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ISBN 9781426208621
Weight 0.675
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
Book Size (cm.) 133x214x24
Language English
Number of Pages 400

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Active travellers trust National Geographic to deliver what they want in a guidebook - expert advice, insider tips, and the cultural feel of each destination not easily found online. These guides are pitch-perfect for today's experiential travel enthusiasts who want an authentic, enriching immersion. Bornoff describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites in Japan such as Mount Fuji, imperial Kyoto, historical Nagasaki, Hokkaido and its national parks, and dozens of other major and lesser-known places. In-de view all

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BORNOFF, NICHOLAS

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Nicholas Bornoff, who has died of cancer aged 61, was probably more intimately acquainted with the peculiar world of Japanese strip and sex parlours than any other westerner alive, with one possible exception: the American professor of Japanese literature and translator of The Tale of Genji, Edward Seidensticker. These fellow aficionados of Tokyo low-life would often peer at one another across a variety of revolving stages upon which God knows what was taking place. When finally they were properly introduced, on the premises of the utterly respectable Tokyo foreign correspondents' club, Seidensticker murmured: "I believe we have certain interests in common."

For Nick, sexual life in Japan was more than an interest. It was a passion he pursued with the tenacity of a sleuth and the seriousness of a scholar. Far from being a mere expatriate bon vivant, he made the subject into his life's work, and produced a detailed study, Pink Samurai: Love, Marriage and Sex in Contemporary Japan (1991).

 

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Nick also wrote on a variety of other subjects, mostly related to Japan. In the late 1970s and early 80s, he was the film reviewer for the English-language Japan Times. In 2000 he wrote an excellent guide to Japan's towns and villages for National Geographic's Traveler series. And in 2002 he produced Things Japanese, a fine text to accompany photographs by Michael Freeman.

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