Lost Japan

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Lost Japan is a 1994 book written by Alex Kerr on aspects of Japanese culture which were interesting to him as an American living in that country.

Reception[edit]

The book won the Shincho Gakugei literature award in 1994.[1]

Chapters[edit]

  1. Looking for a Castle
  2. Iya Valley - the author purchases and repairs Chiiori
  3. Kabuki - the author describes 1977 Minami-za theatre shows and meeting then 65-year old Nakamura Jakuemon IV, an onnagata dancer
  4. Art Collecting - the author describes collecting centuries-old calligraphy cheaply
  5. China versus Japan
  6. Calligraphy
  7. Tenmangu (after the Ōsaka Tenmangū Shrine)
  8. Trammell Crow - the author describes his job as an art collector for this person
  9. Kyoto
  10. The Road to Nara
  11. Outer Nara
  12. Osaka
  13. The Literati - the author compares Oxford All Souls' Warden John Sparrow as Western literati with the educated leisure class of Japan
  14. Last Glimpse

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Japan (English)". Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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