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A Geek in Japan

Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony (Revised and Expanded with New Topics)

Hector Garcia

Discover the mysteries of Japanese culture with this iconic guide created for fans of "cool culture". A Geek in Japan is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs, presenting traditional and contemporary touchstones in an entirely new way. Explore the Japanese language, social values, daily habits, business, technology, arts, symbols, and practices, all while debunking myths and answering nagging questions. This revised and expanded edition includes new pages on Kyoto, Japanese architecture, video games, and "secret" places to visit in Japan. Join the ranks of Japanophiles around the world with this irreverent, insightful, and highly informative guide.
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This is the book I've given most often as a gift because I’m fascinated with understanding the mindset of a place.      source