1. Precipitating Factors

    When it comes to widely held meteorological beliefs, none among the Japanese comes even close to the assertion that …

  2. Wood Works

    Anyone with even the slightest eye for crafts is c…

  3. Nothing to Carp About

    When Japanese words enter the English language…

  4. Deep Purple

    For many Japanese, the era in its history a mi…

  5. The Thatcher Era

    Thatched roofs in Japan come with considerable mer…

  6. The Lush Bush

  7. In the Pink 

  8. Flowers of Tea

  9. The Ah-ness of It All

  10. Plum Lines