Diary of A Tokyo Teen

Diary of A Tokyo Teen

A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

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"Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned sixteen, she returned to Tokyo, making a solo journey to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, Inzer documented her journey. In Diary of a Tokyo Teen, Inzer explores the cutting-edge fashions of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, eats the best sushi of her life at the renowned Tsukiji fish market, and hunts down geisha in the ancient city of Kyoto. As she shares the trials and pleasures of travel from one end of a trip to the other, Inzer introduces the host of interesting characters she meets and offers a unique -- and often hilarious -- look at a fascinating country and an engaging tale of one girl rediscovering her roots."--provided by Amazon.com.
Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9784805313961
Branch Call Number: 915.213 In
Description: 127 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Christine describes her solo trip to Tokyo the summer before she turned sixteen. Though she was born in Japan, Christine had not been back there since 2003. The book contains illustrations that she drew on this trip chronicling her adventure. Going back to your roots is not as easy as you think, ... Read More »

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Jun 29, 2019

A really cute, fun, interesting book! I did not think I was going to like it much, but turned out I couldn't put it down. I was impressed to learn the the author, a teenager, wrote and drew all the graphics. This was a really good read.

Aug 17, 2018

This is a cute book about the experiences of a girl going to stay in Japan for 6 weeks. The illustrations are well done and funny.

A few things: this girl is Japanese-American who was born in Japan so she has relatives there and can speak Japanese. She's not just throwing herself into it. That's great because although she's a tourist, she knows a lot of local stuff. And yet she still is overwhelmed by a lot of it which gives no hope to people like me ... *cries*

Also, I found it to be too short. She was there for 6 weeks and does record some tourist and at home experiences, but I would have liked to see a bit more of what it was like just daily living with her grandparents and doing local stuff.

Anyway, overall it was great, the illustrations and photos were fantastic, and I recommend this for anyone even slightly interested in Japan, especially teens.

ReadingAdviser_Lori Mar 08, 2018

A fun to read teen travel diary. If you ever wanted to visit Japan, this book gives you a glimpse into a few of the country's tourist destinations.

Oct 28, 2017

A pretty good autobio story

Oct 26, 2016

I usually enjoy memoirs/ autobiographical graphic novels, so this book is perfect for me. I liked the story, but I may have liked it better if it was drawn in standard comic book style rather than an illustration per page.


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Oct 05, 2018

burgundy_wren_15 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15


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