A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the... show more
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.
Publish date: April 16th 2012
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Media Tie In
, Asian Literature
, Sequential Art
, Pop Culture
, Japanese Literature
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This book is a very quick survey of all aspects of Japanese culture that a geek outside of Japan would wonder about. It is very informative but very topical treatment on each subject covered. The writing style is very approachable and very easy to read. I recommend this book to someone who has sl...
Like a geek, I spent my whole weekend reading this wonderful book. And I feel like I have been in Japan over the weekend, walking around Tokyo, the stores, the gardens.People who are interested in Japan must read this book. I learnt so much. It has subjects about everything: Japanese customs, a bit ...
Hector Garcia is the author of the Geek in Japan blog (http://www.kirainet.com/english/) and much of the content here is compiled in the same brief and informal style (it is taken from the blog). The style works for most of the book, and there are more than a few snippets of info, customs and things...