Learning to Bow
An American Teacher in a Japanese School
Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.
This book was great start to finish. He details every thing you could ever wonder about in japan, and keeps you entertained with every turn that happened. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn about japan.
Great read for anyone interested in Japanese culture!
I found this book both funny & very informative! Having just returned from a trip to Japan, it is interesting to see the difference in the people from then to now.