Autumn Light: Japan s Season of Fire and Farewells
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We cherish things, Japan has always known, precisely because they cannot last; it's their frailty that adds sweetness to their beauty.
Returning to his home in Japan after his father-in-law's sudden death, Pico Iyer soon picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office in the day and engaging in spirited games of ping-pong in the evenings. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, he soon finds himself grappling with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that they - and we - are dying.
As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat starts to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before through the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: April 2020
Number of pages: 256
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: not specified
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC