The Inland Sea

Donald Richie (Author) Yoichi Midorikawa (Photographer)
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Description

"An elegiac prose celebration . . . a classic in its genre."--Publishers Weekly

In this acclaimed travel memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on food, culture, and love and his brilliant descriptions of life and landscape are a window into an Old Japan that has now nearly vanished. Included are the twenty black and white photographs by Yoichi Midorikawa that accompanied the original 1971 edition.

Donald Richie (1924-2013) was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and film.

Yoichi Midorikawa (1915-2001) was one of Japan's foremost nature photographers.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Stone Bridge Press
Publish Date
October 20, 2015
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781611720242
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About the Author

Donald Richie (1924-2013) lived in Japan from the mid-1940s until his death and was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and film. His many works include The Donald Richie Reader, A Lateral View, and A Hundred Years of Japanese Film, as well as works on the film director Yasujiro Ozu and hundreds of essays and book reviews. The Inland Sea is Donald Richie's personal favorite.

Yoichi Midorikawa Yoichi Midorikawa (1915-2001) was one of Japan's foremost nature photographers. His work was widely published and received many Japanese and international awards.

Reviews

"The Inland Sea still gleams with the freshness of discovery. Years ago it was often called one of the great travel books, and so it seems today."--The National Post

"A welcome reissue of the book Richie published in 1971, which has been celebrated as a classic in travel literature."--Thomas BeVier, Foreword Reviews Winter 2016 Issue

"It is a wonderful reminder of the joys of taking oneself out of one's usual element, of the comfort of strangers, of drifting without fixed destination, and of those fleetingly satori moments of mindful self-awareness that snatch the solitary traveller."--Jasper Sharp, All The Anime

"Richie's book, on its surface a travel account, is a beautiful reflection on all things Japanese by one of the country's most acute observers. Anyone with an interest in Japan would enjoy this book, and those lucky enough to be on a voyage through the Inland Sea even more so."--Longitude

"A legendary book in the Japan field. The newest edition by Stone Bridge Press deserves a place of honor on your bookshelf--and in your mind."--Alexis Agliano Sanborn, JQ Magazine

"The Inland Sea still gleams with the freshness of discovery. Years ago it was often called one of the great travel books, and so it seems today."--The National Post

"A welcome reissue of the book Richie published in 1971, which has been celebrated as a classic in travel literature."--Thomas BeVier, Foreword Reviews Winter 2016 Issue

"Richie's book, on its surface a travel account, is a beautiful reflection on all things Japanese by one of the country's most acute observers. Anyone with an interest in Japan would enjoy this book, and those lucky enough to be on a voyage through the Inland Sea even more so."--Longitude

"A legendary book in the Japan field. The newest edition by Stone Bridge Press deserves a place of honor on your bookshelf--and in your mind."--Alexis Agliano Sanborn, JQ Magazine