A Japanese Vagabond

A Japanese Vagabond

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In 1986, Mayumi left Japan with a bicycle to flee from constrains of life as a Japanese girl. Without a plan nor travelling experiences, she kept pedalling around the globe a€“ during the final epoch of the Cold War a€“ for about 35, 000 kilometres, facing various kinds of difficulties and taking advantage of peoplea€™s goodwill. This is the travel story of about the first half of her drifting passage, from Japan up to the last stop in South America a€“ Brazil a€“ in which there are clues to interpret the enigma of Japan and Japanese as well as a cross section of Latin America in the Cold War era.Bicycling 35, 000 km Around Four Continents 1986a€“1989 Mayumi Yamada- Shimotai. A Toyota Pickup Truck Just as I began to think of stopping cars and asking for water, a red pick-up truck slowed down beside me. ... first hurdle. The man stopped his cara#39;s engine and said, a€œSure, believe 105 Sleeping with a Rope and a Knife.

Title:A Japanese Vagabond
Author:Mayumi Yamada-Shimotai
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2014-04-21


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