Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer

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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.

**Listed as a 2016 Great Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association**

Title : 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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ISBN : 480531396X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 127 pages


Mariah rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2017

I lived in Japan for a summer and taught English, so when I saw this book at the school that I teach at I had to read it. The main character was born in Tokyo and raised there for her first couple years of life. Her mother is Japanese and grew up in Japan and her father is American. The summer bef...

Erica rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2016

Now this, this is what I'd wanted from An Age of License: A Travelogue. Here is Christine Mari Inzer's illustrated travel diary from her 2013 trip to Japan. Inzer grew up in Japan and moved to the United States when she was 5 or 6. It seems like her family goes back to visit every five years, or so...

Mehsi rated it ★★★★★

November 15, 2016

This was such a delight to read, I am definitely happy I bought this one! I just adore books about travelling, especially if that travels happens to Japan. This book is about a girl who is half Japanese, half American, who lived for quite a bit of her life in Japan, but then moved to America. She...

pimjunha rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2017

Cute and funny

Miri rated it ★★★★☆

September 01, 2017

A fun way to take a guided tour of Japan. As a Japanese American who spent her childhood in Tokyo, Inzer is herself half-local and half-tourist, which puts her in a unique position to show us both perspectives simultaneously. She was a teenager when she wrote this one, and I'd love to see her go...

Megan rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2016

This graphic novel reminded me so much of my recent trip to Japan. I experienced many of the same things as she did.

Faizah Aulia rated it ★★★☆☆

February 23, 2017

tipe buku yg cocok dibaca kalau lagi reading slump kkk Isinya sederhana, semua orang bisa bikin tentang resume perjalanan ke Jepang, pergi kemana aja, bertemu siapa aja, apa aja yang unik dll dll Sebenernya kalau secara informasi ini kurang banget, tapi aku menikmati aja bukunya, karena bergambar w...

❇Critterbee rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2016

Christine Mari Inzer has created a bright, expressive, completely and adorably wonderful book! She tells and shows her experience as a teen returning to and rediscovering Japan. For me, this was a sweet, snack-sized reminder of living in Japan as a foreigner, and on almost every page I thought "I...

AJ rated it ★★★☆☆

February 06, 2017

This was a pretty cute book. I really liked the narrative tone of the teenage author, and her drawings were awesome. However, I am a bit disappointed with the book's content. Had I been expecting more of a story about the author, rather than a closer in-depth profile to the places in Japan she vi...

Terri rated it ★★★★☆

November 17, 2016

Christine Mari Inzer is a Japanese American young woman. When she was 17 years old, she visited her maternal grandparents in Japan for about 6 weeks. This book is a result of her experiences. She drew the pictures for the book herself; the drawings are well done and quite engaging. There are also...

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