Ever wonder about just what Japan looks like today? Then this book is for you! Join Brian and Michael on their first visit to this incredible country.
Follow them to temples and shrines, and see the wonderful mix of today's culture with Japan's ancient culture. See the Ginza, The Imperial Palace, The Great Buddha of Kamakura, the shrine at Hachiman-gu, and the world's busiest intersection in Shibuya, Japan. Witness a tea ceremony, and see Japan as a bird would from Yokohama's Landmark Tower, and visit Tsukiji Fish Market — the world's largest wholesale fish and seafood market.
This book has been 7 months in the making, and contains 476 photos out of the 2,200 taken on this week-long adventure in November of 2008. Also included is a section with some essential words and phrases, and photos describing everyday items in both Japanese and English.
Growing up in the Philadelphia area has allowed me to see and get to know all kinds of people, and learn so many interesting things. There's more to Philadelphia than meets the eye, so if you ever find yourself here, take the time to explore. There's a lot more than just cheesesteaks that come and/or came from Philadelphia! The books that I release will be those of my interests, my travels, and more. I want to create pieces that people will hopefully get minds thinking, and people moving. Just don't sit there. Get up, and go do things. Go see the world, before you can't. Age is only a number when it comes to yourself. Telling someone you can't do something because your "too old" is not an acceptable excuse for everything—only some things. I plan on visiting many places, and taking photos, video, and writing about them as well. There's so much to know, and so many ways of learning about it, that there isn't a reason why you can't take an interest in something and learn it.