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Chasing the Cherry Blossom: A Spiritual Journey through Japan

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The flowering of the cherry blossom is a powerful symbol of hope in Japan. The first buds open in March and within six weeks the whole country has celebrated the blossom’s return as a signal of new beginnings. Intrigued by this unique national celebration, and by Japan’s rapid modernization in the last 60 years, Lowell Sheppard sets out on a six week adventure through the 2000 mile length of the country, following the flowering of the blossom as it progresses north. Travelling on a bicycle, he experiences at close hand both everyday Japanese life and the glorious visual feast of the blossoms as he visits 100 viewing sites before the season is over. But when it ends, the sense of national disillusionment is tangible. This intimate encounter with the Japanese at their least inhibited reveals how they are coping with the transition from modernity to post-modernity and asks whether hope is to be found, or whether it is as elusive and fleeting as the cherry blossom.

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Author

Lowell Sheppard

Binding

Paperback

Brand

Brand: Lion UK

CatalogNumberList

AL08899470

EAN

9780745950310

EANList

9780745950310

ISBN

0745950310

ItemDimensions

780, hundredths-inches, 508, hundredths-inches, 56, hundredths-pounds, 54, hundredths-inches

Label

Lion UK

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Lion UK

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

256

PackageDimensions

87, hundredths-inches, 764, hundredths-inches, 53, hundredths-pounds, 504, hundredths-inches

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2001-04-01

Publisher

Lion UK

Studio

Lion UK

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