A Portrait of Japan - Laurens Van der Post; Burt Glinn;The Hogarth Press, 1968, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
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Colonel van der Post first visited Japan as a young man in 1926. Thereafter, for three years during World War II, he was a prisoner of the Japanese. He travelled in the country again in 1960 t it is of the 1960 visit that he writes chiefly in A Portrait of Japan, for it was then he sought to reconcile his two earlier conflicting encounters the bright enchantment of the youthful sojourn; the darkness of the war years. To do so, he deals first with teeming Tokyo the head of Japan, as he terms it; then with Kyoto, its heart and "the capital of the world within; and finally with the body - for example, Nara, itself once briefly the capital, and Nikku to the north and Kyushu, southernmost of the main islands.
Size: 11¼" x 8½"
Number of Pages: 176
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