Wednesday, March 09, 2005
"Richie's catalogue of this constantly dynamic and changing metropolis is essentially a story with three intertwining narratives: of how Tokyo has intrinsically changed, how it has changed in the eyes of the world, and how the writer has changed within it. At almost 500 pages in length, as a personalised account of one city's miraculous rise from post-war ruin through the Bubble years of excess to its recession years at the end of the millennium, it is perhaps the most fitting testimonial one could ever wish for."
Midnight Eye book review: The Japan Journals 1947-2004 (Donald Richie)
Midnight Eye also discusses Richie's experimental films, recently released on DVD:
A Donald Richie Film Anthology