Independent Press Award
2024 Distinguished Favorite
Wandering in Japan: The Spirit of Tokyo, Kyoto and Beyond
Editors: Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King
Visiting Japan turns the world upside down and inside out—just the way editors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King like it. In this eighth anthology of the popular Wandering series, our adventuresome writers set off on yet another exciting trip of discovery, meeting a mysterious geisha, experiencing the dark side of Mount Fuji, confronting a confusing cuisine, encountering spooks and spirits, considering the legacy of Hiroshima, experiencing religious initiation, and connecting with a story of almost unbelievable devotion. Once again they introduce us to an extraordinary world and invite us to come along.