Tokyo Romance, A

Ian Buruma

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 05-04-2018

£16.99

Ian Buruma’s unflinching account of his journey into the heart of Tokyo’s underground culture as a young man in the 1970s.

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SKU: 9781782397991

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Description

When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a young film student in 1975, he found a feverish and surreal metropolis in the midst of an economic boom, where everything seemed new and history only remained in fragments. Through his adventures in the world of avant-garde theatre, his encounters with carnival acts, fashion photographers and moments on-set with Akira Kurosawa, Buruma came of age. For an outsider, unattached to the cultural burdens placed on the Japanese, this was a place to be truly free. A Tokyo Romance is a portrait of a young artist and the fantastical city that shaped him, and a timeless story about the desire to transgress boundaries: cultural, artistic and sexual.

Additional information

Weight 0.56 kg
Dimensions 26 × 160 × 240 mm
Page Count 256