Book: Seeing Japan

Before we left Japan to return home to Canada last year, we bought a 3 book set containing Seeing Japan, Seeing Tokyo and Seeing Kyoto. This set was published by Kodansha International in 2005, about 100 pages and a cost of US$25 each.

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Seeing Japan is written by Charles Whipple and an excellent book describing all the regions or islands of Japan, containing a number of full-color pictures.

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Seeing Tokyo is written by Kaori Shoji, covering most of the districts or areas which make up the Tokyo metropolis, where we lived for over 2 1/2 years. Just like the other books in this series, there are a number of full—color pictures and brings back many good memories.

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Seeing Kyoto is written by Juliet Carpenter, capturing the essence of this ancient and traditional city, the former capital of Japan.

Overall, this is a very nice coffee table book set and sits on the coffee table in our living room.

6 thoughts on “Book: Seeing Japan

  1. Looks like it’s a nice set of books. I should see if I could find it at the bookstore. I’ve been tempted to buy a Yokohama photo book dedicated to Minato Mirai 21’s construction.

  2. Hi Bartman905, I wasn’t sure of the best way to get in contact with you, but I was wondering if I could use a photo from your blog in one of my Tumblr posts describing what a Doujinshi circle is. You have a beautiful picture from Comiket 2009 and it would be absolutely perfect.

    May I have your permission? Here is a link to the photo:

    • Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I will also subscribe to yours and follow your posts as it brings back fond memories to almost 4 years ago when we first arrived and settled in Tokyo.

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