1. The Link Is the Thing

    Published in May, the Penguin Book of Haiku is an eye-opening introduction to haiku’s traditional (mostly) and tradition…

  2. The Raw Facts of Sushi

    From our comfortable twenty-first century pers…

  3. Recess Time

    Among those whose pulse races to surprise and …

  4. Pikachu Outbreak Captures Hearts

    The Minato Mirai district of Yokohama in Kanag…

  5. Shinkokinshu: An Anthology for Our Time

    Most Japanese newspapers carry a weekly column of …

  6. Showing Some Metal

  7. Élan for Lotus 

  8. Peak Season

  9. Zen and the Art of Culinary Happiness

  10. Stony Expressions