1. Plum Lines

    Even people whose knowledge of Japan leans toward the scanty would probably have little trouble in naming the nation…

  2. Splitting Hares

    Japan is home to a particularly rich folklore,…

  3. A Fossil among Trees

    It is usually in the latter days of September …

  4. Élan for Lotus 

    In Homer’s great epic the Odyssey, the eponymous h…

  5. Catty Remarks

    It may appear difficult to believe in an age w…

  6. Precipitating Factors

  7. The Ah-ness of It All

  8. Flowers of Tea

  9. Sympathy for the Devils

  10. The Daruma Burns