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A Date for Your Diary: Daunt Books talk on 9th February 2017

Friday, 27 January, 2017· Last Updated on: Thursday, 18 May, 2017

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Thursday, February 9th 2017 at 6.30 – 8.00 pm

The Shogun's QueenDaunt Books
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

Illustrated talk: ‘ “Traveller” – let that be my name.’ Travelling Japan through the ages

£5 entry fee includes wine, nibbles and conviviality – Click here to BOOK TICKETS

In introducing her latest novel, The Shogun’s Queen, Lesley Downer will talk about the tradition of travel in Japan and some famous journeys.

In Japan there has long been a tradition of travel, going on pilgrimage like in Chaucer’s England or just travelling to see the sights or to visit a place famous for its cherry blossom or maple leaves. Lords had to travel up and down every few years to Edo, the shogun’s capital, which meant there was always an enormous crowd of travellers on the road. A whole infrastructure developed to support them. […]

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