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The Lady and the Monk

The Lady and the Monk

Author(s): Pico Iyer

Location(s): Kyoto

Era(s): Late 20th Century



The author spent a year in Japan in search of contemplation. Instead he found a land of contradictions, where the monks spent their evenings watching game shows. It was through his relationship with Sachiko, a Japanese lady who combined the east with the west, that he found his own vision of Japan

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This book is still as relevant today as no doubt it was when it was written. The anomalies and confusion the beset the Westerner in Japan. A very good read.

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