A "cult" author for all scholars and anthropologists interested in Japan. Two years after Maraini's death, a volume never before published in Italy.
For the first time in Italy, the extraordinary, highly original work on Japan by Fosco
Maraini, illustrated with his photographs: the author, in fact, besides being an anthropologist, orientalist, traveler and expert on Japan, was also an excellent photographer.
In this book, published in English in 1971, Maraini accompanies the reader on a voyage of discovery of Japan, through perceptive analysis of the relationships of nature, art and man, past and present. Each of the four chapters is followed by a photographic album in which Maraini juxtaposes the signs and forms of nature and culture, creating a fascinating visual itinerary.