"An elegiac prose celebration . . . a classic in its genre."—Publishers Weekly
In this acclaimed travel memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on food, culture, and love and his brilliant descriptions of life and landscape are a window into an Old Japan that has now nearly vanished. Included are the twenty black and white photographs by Yoichi Midorikawa that accompanied the original 1971 edition.
Donald Richie (1924-2013) was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and film.
Yoichi Midorikawa (1915-2001) was one of Japan's foremost nature photographers.