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The Road through Miyama
The Road through Miyama
Author: Leila Philip
Philip recounts her trip in 1983 to Miyama, at the southern tip of the islands of Japan, where she studied with a master potter. Although she was already a potter and fluent in Japanese, her two-year stay required constant adjustment to a totally different culture, described here with sensitivity and clarity. Apprentice, woman, and foreigner, sh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679725015
ISBN-10: 0679725016
Publication Date: 1/30/1991
Pages: 264
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Quite a well-written memoir! Pottery aspect of the story became a bit detailed at times, slowing down the overall story a bit, but that's a minor quibble. Author does a terrific job in showing details of small town Japanese society; although events took place a generation ago, the book didn't feel particularly dated at all.
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