Author Merry White takes us through the history of coffee and cafes in Japan. From the racy iro chaya (red light cafes) to the new breed of quaint cafes tucked away in the depths of Kyoto, coffee culture in Japan is fountain of discovery. This well-researched book that is part memoir is an entertaining read that makes you want to take the next plane to Tokyo and have a cup of coffee in these public-private spaces.


  • Author: Merry White
  • Pages: 222
  • Softcover
  • Printed by UC Press