Pico Iyer- A Beginner’s Guide to JapanOctober 14, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The quintessential global wanderer, Pico Iyer has published two books on Japan this year: Autumn Light and A Beginner’s Guide to Japan. After thirty-plus years in Japan, Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and yet remains strange.
For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, Iyer begins to grapple with the question of how to hold on to the things we love in a universe of impermanence. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells leads us through the year following his father-in-law’s death, and as the maple leaves begin to redden, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted. >>more information on event
Followed by a book sale and signing.