"Japan Dreams is a very personal story of my encounter with Japan. Through
the framework of some unexpected and rather unworldly friendships, it touches
on numerous aspects of Japanese culture: arts and heritage, attitudes to time
and space, sexuality, language, technology, media, entertainment, identity and
self, values, family, city and country life, and religion."
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A traveller comes to Japan and is slowly absorbed into a complex and
increasingly unnerving interplay of reality, representation, substitution, the
virtual, the artificial, the counterfeit and the unreal. The narrative moves
between travelogue, meditation, exploration of ideas, discourse on various
subjects, dreams, lists, and introspection. Fact and fiction become harder to
separate as the story unfolds. What starts as straightforward documentary
metamorphoses into chaotic self-absorption, and the reader is left examining
the very same question examined by the narrator: is this real?