Monday, May 26, 2008
Kyoto Journal reviews Japanamerica
Kyoto Journal, the very elegant and lovingly designed publication produced in Kyoto and New York (try that on for trans-culturalism), reviews Japanamerica in their latest issue.
The prolific and protean Pico Iyer is a regular contributor, and their reviewer is exceedingly kind to me and the book. (Click on the above for a reading, under the title "Catching the Great Wave.")
One caveat: the photo is not of me, as I am not so muscular and have no such T-shirt. But it's a great photo by Matthias Ley (aka D.B. Cooper), snapped during one of two Tokyo release parties for the Japanese editions--and the broad-backed man and his T-shirt were and remain striking.