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Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan is an affectionate but unsentimental taste of authentic rural living: inconvenient superstitions, the tough realities of training to be a Buddhist monk, the mystery of an abandoned shrine, an ancient pilgrimage given new life, fishermen’s tales, cycling adventures, examples of rural revitalization in tea farm tourism and the indigo d ...more
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Published August 11th 2020 by Camphor Press
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Sjenkie Sjembek
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Eighteen essays on the Japanese countryside (inaka) from various gaijin, most of them Brits and Americans. The anthology is ordered by location, moving from the Ryukyu Islands to Hokkaido. Quality varies, topics are diverse: becoming a Zen priest, the Shikoku pilgrimage, Inland Sea fishing techniques, abandoned shrines, changing mores and gender roles, superstition, and cycling along the coast of Hokkaido.

Recurring themes are the population drain to the big cities and the decline of agriculture
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