A Tokyo Romance

Ian Buruma

RRP: £8.99

7 March 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782398028

RRP: £16.99

5 April 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782397991

RRP: £6.99

5 April 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782398011

‘The whole thing sparks astonishingly to life’ Observer

When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a young film student in 1975, he found a feverish and surreal metropolis in the midst of an economic boom, where everything seemed new and history only remained in fragments.

Through his adventures in the world of avant-garde theatre, his encounters with carnival acts, fashion photographers and moments on-set with Akira Kurosawa, Buruma came of age. For an outsider, unattached to the cultural burdens placed on the Japanese, this was a place to be truly free.

A Tokyo Romance is a portrait of a young artist and the fantastical city that shaped him, and a timeless story about the desire to transgress boundaries: cultural, artistic and sexual.