A Geek in Japan
Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
by Hector Garcia Puigcerver
Created specifically for fans of Japanese "cool culture," A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available.
Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all the touchstones of traditional and contemporary culture in an entirely new way. A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese language, Japanese social values and daily habits, business and technology, the arts, and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Japanese.
This revised and expanded edition contains many new pages of materials on all sorts of topics including Kyoto, Japanese architecture, and Japanese video games. It also features a guide to author Hector Garcia's favorite Tokyo hangouts and tips on visiting many "secret" places around Japan. Highlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths, and answering nagging questions such as why the Japanese are so fond of wearing face masks, Garcia has written an irreverent, insightful, and highly informative guide for the growing ranks of Japanophiles around the world.
Categories: Travel & Tourism
Reading time: 7 – 8 hours
I spent months in Japan over the last 20 years. I’ve gone there five or six times, and I used to play guitar for a Japanese pop star, and toured the country. But, somehow, A Geek in Japan made me understand Japan more. So, I give that to everyone who’s going to Japan