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