1. Peak Season

    With the 2011 completion of Tokyo Sky Tree, Japan’s capital found itself with a spanking-new landmark of colossal pr…

  2. Zen and the Art of Culinary Happiness

    Becoming a Zen monk is hardly the stuff of off…

  3. Stony Expressions

    To think of crafted items in Japan is rarely t…

  4. Way to Go

    In an age in which computers routinely give gr…

  5. Silk Tops

    Industrial espionage, according to the Byzanti…

  6. Fruits of Success

  7. Lacquer Respect

  8. Brush Work 

  9. Eating with Grace

  10. SITES OF THE MEIJI INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (VIII): Yawata: A State-Sponsored Vision of Industrialization