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Read online Hokkaido Highway Blues. Hitchhiking Japan.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Hokkaido Highway Blues. Hitchhiking Japan The book follows Will Ferguson as he hitchhikes miles north through Japan following the Cherry Blossom Front Sakura Zensen The arrival of the blossom is a national event in Japan eagerly tracked on television bulletins and besides marking the end of winter and the start of the business cycle it facilitates a burst of heavy drinking disguised as a communal meditation on transience .

Surveying the country from the not quite private not quite public position of the passenger seat Ferguson sees the Japan not written about in guide books but gets to the heart of this intriguing and contradictory country This is a laugh out loud warm hearted account with a generous helping of satire by Will Ferguson

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Hokkaido Highway Blues. Hitchhiking Japan
Title:Hokkaido Highway Blues. Hitchhiking Japan
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ISBN:1841952885
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Number of Pages:344
Category:Travel, Non fiction, Japan, Asia
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