Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japanby Christine Mari Inzer
An illustrated travel journal exploring the food, fashion and culture of modern day Japan.
The summer before she turned sixteen, author/illustrator Christine Inzer
traveled solo to Tokyo to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through
charming illustrations, photos, and musings, Christine takes us on a
journey through modern Japan: she explores the fashion hub of Harajuku;
she hunts down geisha in Kyoto; she eats the best sushi of her life in
Tsukiji; and she meets many interesting characters along the way.
Halfway Home is an engaging—and often hilarious—look at a fascinating
country and a girl rediscovering her roots.
About the Author
Christine Inzer was born in Tokyo in 1997 to a Japanese
mother and an American father. She spent her early years in Japan and
relocated to the United States in 2003. She is currently a high school
senior in a small town in Connecticut. Visit her online at