Pictures from the water trade: an Englishman in Japan

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Flamingo, 1985 - Fiction - 259 pages
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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

Marvellously vivid account of the adventures of a young man in Japan; while much of it is devoted to his exploration of the bar scene (the "water trade" of the title), it also includes a thoughtful account of calligraphy and other aspects of Japanese culture. Read full review

Review: Pictures from the Water Trade: The Extraodinarily Evocative, at Times Erotic, Story of a Westerner's Discovery of Japan

User Review  - Micki - Goodreads

Slightly dated account from the late 20th century of an Englishman's three years in Japan. But some insights are timeless. Even after 20 years in Japan, I got a new perspective on favors in Japan ... Read full review

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