Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo by Michael Pronko

Motions and Moments More Essays on Tokyo

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What’s life like in the biggest city in the world? Travel by essay to Tokyo. Motions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These 42 essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants.

Based on Pronko’s 18 years living, teaching and writing in Tokyo, these essays on how Tokyoites work, dress, commute, eat and sleep are steeped in insights into the city’s odd structures, intricate pleasures and engaging undertow. Tokyo wedges in everything and everyone, but read how and why in essays filled with gentle humor and rich detail.

Included are essays on living to size and loving the crowd, on Tokyo’s dizzying uncertainties and daily satisfactions, and on the 2011 earthquake. This collection captures the ceaseless flow and passing flashes of life in the biggest city in the world.