BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6074@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20191014T000000Z DTEND:20191014T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The quintessential global wanderer\,&nbsp\;Pico Iyer&nbsp\;has published two books on Japan this year:&nbsp\;<em>Autumn Light&nbsp\;</em> and&nbsp\;<em>A Beginner's Guide to Japan</em>. After thirty-plus years in Japan\, Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his &nbsp\;adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and yet remains strange.\n \nFor years\, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara\, J apan\, where he and his Japanese wife\, Hiroko\, have a small home. But wh en his father-in-law dies suddenly\, Iyer begins to grapple with the quest ion of how to hold on to the things we love in a universe of impermanence. &nbsp\; In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead\,&nbsp\;<em>Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells&nbsp\;</em>lea ds us through the year following his father-in-law&rsquo\;s death\, and as the maple leaves begin to redden\, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japa n\, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.\n\n<em>A Be ginner&rsquo\;s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations</em>&nbsp\;i s a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising\, brief\, incisive g limpses into Japanese culture. Iyer&rsquo\;s adventures and observations a s he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel\, from West Point to K yoto Station\, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations gua ranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don&rsquo\;t know Japan\, and remind those who do of the complexities and surprises that Ja pan presents to visitors and long-term residents alike.&nbsp\;\n\nFollowed by a book sale and signing.&nbsp\;\n\nREGISTRATION REQUIRED\, PLEASE FOLL OW LINK\n\n<a href="https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/pico-iyer-begi nners-guide-japan">https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/pico-iyer-begin ners-guide-japan</a>\n$15 members\; $17 students/seniors\; $20 nonmembers SUMMARY:Pico Iyer — A Beginner’s Guide to Japan URL:/en/events/2019/10/14/pico-iyer-a-beginners-guide-to-japan/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR