Author(s): Donald Richie
"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.
Donald Richie (1924-2013) lived in Japan from the mid-1940s until his death and was an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and film. His many works include The Donald Richie Reader, A Lateral View, and A Hundred Years of Japanese Film, as well as works on the film director Yasujiro Ozu and hundreds of essays and book reviews. The Inland Sea is Donald Richie's personal favorite. Yoichi Midorikawa: Yoichi Midorikawa (1915-2001) was one of Japan's foremost nature photographers. His work was widely published and received many Japanese and international awards.