1. The Ah-ness of It All

    The exact timing does vary considerably depending on where in the country they happen to live, but the end of last m…

  2. Flowers of Tea

    Like their warrior counterparts in other count…

  3. Sympathy for the Devils

    After the glitter and bright goods of Christma…

  4. On a Roll

    A fly on the wall of many households across Japan …

  5. Meiji Jingu Museum: For What You Are About to See

    A magnificent new museum has opened on the south a…

  6. Reflections at the Turn of the Decade

  7. The Daruma Burns

  8. Plum Lines

  9. Kuzumochi: Sweet Serendipity

  10. The Rake’s Progress