Walk 997 kilometers in Craig Mod's shoes

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 27, 2019

Walk 997 kilometers in Craig Mod's shoes

by Claire Williamson

Name: Craig Mod Age: 38 Nationality: American Occupation: Writer Likes: Myōga (Japanese ginger) Dislikes: Mukade (centipedes) 1. What first brought you to Japan? University brought me. Friends, family, walks and a relatively well-functioning socialist layer of society keep me based here. 2. How should people answer the "where are you from" ...

The ink-stained road: 'age of experience'

Books Feb 20, 2016

The ink-stained road: 'age of experience'

by Stephen Mansfield

In the new age of experience that defines the travel accounts on Japan from the immediate pre- and postwar periods, writers began resisting the easy enamor of the Orient. Instead of viewing Japan as an exotic wonderland, they took a more considered, critical view ...