Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa Book

Introduction

What do twenty-three 350-pound sumo wrestlers, thirty-seven drunken, naked fishermen, thirty-four firewalking ascetics, and on 63-year-old geisha have in common? They all help American Karin Muller discover the ancient heart of modern Japan - and gain new insight into her own life. Looking to gain a competitive edge in her judo practice as well as some fresh perspective, Muller embarked on a yearlong quest to deepen her appreciation for such Eastern ideals as unquestioning commitment and single-minded devotion to detail. JAPANLAND: A Year in Search of Wa, is the story of Muller's quest for harmony -- or wa -- and sometimes hilarious adventures along the way. Take an action-packed and entertaining journey into a side of Japan that few outsiders get to see. Follow Karin Muller as she delves deep into the world of the geisha, mountain cults, samurai, taiko, swordmaking, sumo, Buddhist monks, and much more!

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                                   Japanland with Karin Miller Book cover

"I love this book. Karin Muller's version of Japan is hilarious, puzzling, sexy, frustrating, elegant, ugly and in all ways true to the original. This is a wonderful example of the travel book as exploration of self as well." --James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly, October 2005.

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