From Patchwork Yokohama by Pencil Louis

Patchwork Yokohama takes the reader on an adventure into Japan. With Vince Patchwork as your guide, you can dig bamboo shoots and plant rice, tote portable shrines at festivals and attend Noh dramas, visit love hotels and doctors, eat fugu and horumonyaki, delve into Japan's past and future.

Patchwork Yokohama is a unique portrait of Japan. Its main characters are Australians, Vince and Connie Patchwork, and their Japanese friends, Osamu and Nozomi Atsukawa. Vince moves through a procession of adventures, commenting on the everyday as well as the extraordinary. Each experience is seasoned with Vince's own whimsical observations.