An ever growing collection of extra short reviews exploring Japan and its culture through the written word - and pictures too.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Inland Sea by Donald Richie
I can't believe it took me so long to discover Donald Richie. I picked this up because it was about Japan and was pleased to discover one of the best travel books I've ever read.
Written in the late 1960s and early 1970s it captures what was then a vanishing way of life - one that is surely gone today.
On top of the keen observations of life and people in what at the time was a fairly remote part of Japan, the author is also shockingly honest about his inner monologue. It's travel on the outside and the inside.