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Discovering Tokyo and Japan


This illustrated guide to culture and travel contains many original drawings, accompanied by Japanese writing for key words and phrases. Some take photos, but artist Betty Reynolds captures memories with her paintbrush and watercolors. This astonishing book offers an outsider's perspective on daily life in Japan's capital, a place where vending machines talk and toilets can be
terrifying. During the seven years Betty Reynolds lived in Japan, she filled thirty sketchbooks with whatever caught her attention. Whether it's fashion, food, sports, transportation, seasonal rituals, or Japanese pastimes, each vibrant sketch is a delight, and the witty handwritten captions, even in Japanese, make for an entertaining resource for beginning students of the language.

Reasons of interest:

  • A perfect introduction to Japan and Japanese culture
  • An intelligent and imaginative way to get to know Tokyo and Japan, to learn to orient yourself in the labyrinth of the Rising Sun
  • An unmissable work for fans of travel and Japanese culture
  • The ideal book for Japanese language students

Size: 20 × 20cm
Number of pages: 96
ISBN: 9782889750627
February 24, 2023

BETTY REYNOLDS worked as a creative consultant and artistic director in Philadelphia. Her fascination with Asian culture led her to fill over thirty sketchbooks with the watercolor art that inspired this book.