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Title A geek in Japan : discovering the land of manga, anime, zen, and the tea ceremony / by Héctor García (Kirai)

Publication Info. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Publishing, [2019].
©2010
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Description 192 page : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Note Subtitle from cover.
Originally published in Spanish: Barcelona : Norma Editorial, 2008, under title Un geek en Japón.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Young men -- Travel -- Japan.
Geeks (Computer enthusiasts) -- Travel -- Japan.
Popular culture -- Japan.
Television -- Japan.
Popular culture.
Travel.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Japan -- Civilization.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Japan -- Guidebooks.
Genre Guidebooks.
Added Author García, Héctor, 1981- author.
ISBN 9784805313916
4805313919
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