Japan: Land Of The Rising Sun Review

Japan: Land Of The Rising Sun

By Melanie Clegg

I received a free copy of Japan: Land Of The Rising Sun from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Japan is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world’s most vibrant country.
From shrines to megacities, from paddy fields to high-speed trains to the latest in digital technology, Japan is a fascinating mix of the ancient and modern, of East and West. Featuring castles and hot springs, remote volcanic islands and intense high-rises, delicate tea ceremonies and busy cities, medieval bridges and modern flyovers, Japan presents outstanding color photographs depicting a wide range of perspectives on Japanese life. From farming to engineering, war memorials to the devastation of the Tohoku tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, the beauty of Kyoto to the bustle of Tokyo, a great many sides to the Land of the Rising Sun are explored.

Summary from Goodreads.

Japan is a place of beauty. It has managed to combine the modern and the ancient world and attract people from all over the world for both of these. The photography makes you feel like you are in Japan experiencing these stunning vistas.

7 seperate chapters on the main areas of Japan: Tokyo, Kanto and Chubu; Tohoku; Hokkaido; Kansai; Chugoku & Shikoku Island; Kyushu; and Outer Islands. Each of these chapters contain stunning images and captions about locations within these areas. Plenty of these locations are easily able to be visited, and each place would be worth the trip.

Personally I loved each chapter, but seeing the scenery of Hokkaido was breath-taking. Each of the photos selected showcased Hokkaido in each of the seasons, showing how stunning it is year round. The Snow Festival in Sapporo to the summer flower fields each have there own appeal.

A great book if you love Japan and photography.


Have you read Japan: Land Of The Rising Sun? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

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