Zen and Socks An Artist's Year in Japan - Kate T Williamson

Zen and Socks An Artist's Year in Japan

Kate T Williamson


ISBN: 9781912827305
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: October 2019
Details: 192 Pages, Colour Illustrations

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The only way for a Westerner to know the real Japan is to become part of it. Kate T. Williamson did just that, spending a year experiencing the culture, studying sock design, and reflecting on her adopted home. She brings her keen observations to us in Zen and Socks, a dramatically different look at a delightfully different way of life.

In stunning watercolours and piquant texts, she explains the terms used to order various amounts of tofu, electric rugs, and how to distinguish a maiko from a geisha. She observes sumo wrestlers as they use ATMs and the temple carpenters who spend each Sunday dancing to rockabilly. Zen and Socks is a colourful journey through the beauty, poetry, and quirkiness of modern Japan--a book not just to look at but to experience.

About the Author

Kate T. Williamson is a writer and illustrator who studied filmmaking at Harvard University. Her love of travel and interest in sock design, along with a postgraduate fellowship, took her to Kyoto. She lives in New York City.

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