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36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan Paperback – 25 Oct 2006
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“A delightful read, offering insight not only into Japan but into the adventure of living in a foreign culture anywhere in the world.”—Mary Catherine Bateson, author of "Composing a Life"
“Beautifully written. . . . I did not want to put it down.”—Susan Allen Toth, author of "Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood"
“Brilliant, wise, and witty . . . as enjoyable a read as Peter Mayle’s "A Year in Provençe".”—Louise DeSalvo, author of "Vertigo: A Memoir"
A delightful read, offering insight not only into Japan but into the adventure of living in a foreign culture anywhere in the world. Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life"
Beautifully written. . . . I did not want to put it down. Susan Allen Toth, author of Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood"
Brilliant, wise, and witty . . . as enjoyable a read as Peter Mayle s A Year in Provence. Louise DeSalvo, author of Vertigo: A Memoir"
Davidson is inquisitive and careful: observations serve as prompts for thoughtful appraisals of her native US, and stereotypes of Japan are questioned. . . . [I]t s when Japan is clearly in focus especially when revealed through the author s experiences and conversations with locals that the narrative is most engaging. --Laura Crawford, Lonely Planet"
Davidson s memoir, shimmering with poetic insights and poignant observations, stands out from the rest. . . . [A] compelling read for anyone considering a trip to Japan or who has recently returned from one. --Corrie Pikul "Bust ""
Intelligent, sympathetic . . . and quick-witted. --Elizabeth Ward "Washington Post Book World ""
Luminous . . . Nuanced and passionate, [Davidson s] book achieves what many travel writers can only aspire to: the sense of being both inside and outside of a culture at the same time. --Booklist"
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I don't know if I've ever read another book that has touched me like this one. I've tried looking for more books to learn about the Japanese culture and about personal experiences in Japan, but I doubt if I will find any more beautifully and sentimentally done.
It gives more essential insight about the Japanese culture than many of the "What to Expect in Japan" type brochures offered by travel agencies. Instead of itemizing details on how a tourist should act in each situation, it allows the reader a glimpse into the way the deeply engrained rules of Japanese culture governs their interactions with other people. It shows how the personal emotions and feelings that are so openly displayed in the western cultures are just as real and personal in Japan, but are only shared with those few outsiders who cultivate a deep and personal trust with the Japanese.
It moves! the experience of Japan beyond that of beautiful temples and lush scenery, to that of understanding and loving the Japanese people and their country. It is recommended reading for the casual tourist, but it is much more than that for those who want to really experience Japan.
I really love this book. It has helped me to explore my relationship to Japan. Ms. Davidson discusses the contradictions she encountered there, and her efforts to come to terms with them. She also relates how her efforts to embrace Japanese culture and the things she connects with have caused her to create for herself an environment more Japanese than Japan, itself.
I relate to this book so much and salute you, Ms. Davidson, as a kindred spirit. Thank you for writing so candidly, and from the heart, about your experiences. Please write more!
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