Japan from Anime to Zen

Japan from Anime to Zen

Quick Takes on Culture, Art, History, Food . . . and More

by David Watts Barton

Published by: Stone Bridge Press

288 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in, black and white photos throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781611720631
  • Published: March 2021


This friendly guide offers concise but detailed demystifications of more than 75 aspects of ancient and modern Japan. It can be read in sequence, or just dipped into, depending on the moment’s need. Explanations go much deeper than a typical travel guide and cover 1,500 years of history and culture, everything from geisha to gangsters, haiku to karaoke, the sun goddess to the shogunate . . . and anime to Zen.