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The Wilds of Shikoku: Tokushima Blue

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Tokushima Blue is a limited edition of The Wilds of Shikoku, a book about a five hundred kilometer walk across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, in January and February 2019.

The indigo-colored cover is printed on paper from Awagami Factory, a seventh generation papermaker in Tokushima, where the walk begins, which has been the home of Japanese indigo dyeing for centuries. There are 16, hand-numbered copies, one for each day of the walk described in the book.

Tokushima Blue is otherwise identical to the regular edition of The Wilds of Shikoku: a slim, very large, unbound, softcover book — 36 pages, 260 mm × 360 mm — which contains a removable watercolor map of Shikoku by the British illustrator Alice Cleary.

Shipping and delivery

Your purchase includes a physical copy of Tokushima Blue and the PDFs of the digital edition. Shipping is $5 for Estonia and $15 for everywhere else.

Please indicate at checkout if you’d prefer to receive a specific number from this edition of 16.

Available numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Praise for The Wilds of Shikoku

“You know it’s a good book when it has a map in it”

Moon Rabbit Podcast

“A psychogeographical masterpiece”

Metropolis

“An essential travelogue”

Japan Travel

A note on Shikoku

Shikoku is known for the pilgrimage in which henro, Buddhist pilgrims, walk between 88 of the island’s temples. This book is not about that journey. Instead, it follows in the footsteps of Alan Booth, the English author of The Roads to Sata and Looking for the Lost, who walked across Shikoku in May and June 1983. Booth’s account of his own journey, “Roads Out of Time”, was published in the anthology This Great Stage of Fools.

About the author

📷: Kyōko Nishimoto / BUAISOU

My name is Peter Orosz (Orosz Péter in Hungarian — it’s pronounced “O-ros” and is the Hungarian word for “Russian”, which I am not). You may know me by my past work. The Wilds of Shikoku is my first book. I was born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1980, and have lived in 🇪🇪 (now), 🇭🇺 (mainly), 🇯🇵 (kind of), and the 🇺🇸 (as a child).

I’m currently working on my second book, A Something Like Peace, which is going to be about a medieval farmhouse in the hills north of Kyoto, Japan’s old capital. You can sign up to my newsletter to hear about it, and about other projects I’m working on, too.

$97
$97

The Wilds of Shikoku: Tokushima Blue

Tokushima Blue is a limited edition of The Wilds of Shikoku, a book about a five hundred kilometer walk across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, in January and February 2019.

The indigo-colored cover is printed on paper from Awagami Factory, a seventh generation papermaker in Tokushima, where the walk begins, which has been the home of Japanese indigo dyeing for centuries. There are 16, hand-numbered copies, one for each day of the walk described in the book.

Tokushima Blue is otherwise identical to the regular edition of The Wilds of Shikoku: a slim, very large, unbound, softcover book — 36 pages, 260 mm × 360 mm — which contains a removable watercolor map of Shikoku by the British illustrator Alice Cleary.

Shipping and delivery

Your purchase includes a physical copy of Tokushima Blue and the PDFs of the digital edition. Shipping is $5 for Estonia and $15 for everywhere else.

Please indicate at checkout if you’d prefer to receive a specific number from this edition of 16.

Available numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Praise for The Wilds of Shikoku

“You know it’s a good book when it has a map in it”

Moon Rabbit Podcast

“A psychogeographical masterpiece”

Metropolis

“An essential travelogue”

Japan Travel

A note on Shikoku

Shikoku is known for the pilgrimage in which henro, Buddhist pilgrims, walk between 88 of the island’s temples. This book is not about that journey. Instead, it follows in the footsteps of Alan Booth, the English author of The Roads to Sata and Looking for the Lost, who walked across Shikoku in May and June 1983. Booth’s account of his own journey, “Roads Out of Time”, was published in the anthology This Great Stage of Fools.

About the author

📷: Kyōko Nishimoto / BUAISOU

My name is Peter Orosz (Orosz Péter in Hungarian — it’s pronounced “O-ros” and is the Hungarian word for “Russian”, which I am not). You may know me by my past work. The Wilds of Shikoku is my first book. I was born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1980, and have lived in 🇪🇪 (now), 🇭🇺 (mainly), 🇯🇵 (kind of), and the 🇺🇸 (as a child).

I’m currently working on my second book, A Something Like Peace, which is going to be about a medieval farmhouse in the hills north of Kyoto, Japan’s old capital. You can sign up to my newsletter to hear about it, and about other projects I’m working on, too.

  • You’ll get a physical copy of Tokushima Blue in the mail and PDFs for instant reading.

  • You’ll get a physical copy of Tokushima Blue in the mail and PDFs for instant reading.
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