1. Flowers of Tea

    Like their warrior counterparts in other countries, the samurai of old were keen to present a steely, harder-than-th…

  2. Sympathy for the Devils

    After the glitter and bright goods of Christma…

  3. On a Roll

    A fly on the wall of many households across Japan …

  4. The Daruma Burns

    If the stories are anything to go by, Bodhidha…

  5. Plum Lines

    Even people whose knowledge of Japan leans tow…

  6. The Rake’s Progress

  7. A Fossil among Trees

  8. Hagi Hagiography

  9. Élan for Lotus 

  10. Star-Crossed Love