New York : Dell Publishing, 1978.
LibraryThing member Smiley
The title refers to the year Brautigan spent in Japan. The trip is recorded here in wonderful haiku poetry. For my money, Brautigan's best work.
LibraryThing member comfypants
Brautigan spends a month and a half visiting Japan, and keeps a "diary" by writing poetry. The individual poems aren't particularly good (he points out himself that the quality is "uneven"), but that's not the point. The book as a whole is wonderful, if somewhat self-indulgent.