Book Review: A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson

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A Year in Japan is a charming travelogue by Kate T. Williamson, a writer and illustrator from New York City.

Unlike other travelogues where you'll see location art, this book focuses on the individual elements. It could be fallen leaves in autumn, the Shinkansen bullet train, close up of a Shima banana or the different types of food and sweets in Japan. Most of the drawings seem like watercolour art.

The observations are recorded in handwritten text that go with the drawings. The stories are about her experience in Japan. It could be her having lunch with a geisha, or buying an apple at the supermarket and witnessing how the apple was wrapped and protected, or describing the culture and food. There are lots of subjects mentioned.

It's a delightful and insightful read, the kind of book you may find yourself reading on a lazy afternoon.

The book's a 192-page paperback that's almost A5 size.

A Year in Japan is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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