1. Élan for Lotus 

    In Homer’s great epic the Odyssey, the eponymous hero begins his account of his extraordinary adventures in the aftermat…

  2. Peak Season

    With the 2011 completion of Tokyo Sky Tree, Ja…

  3. Zen and the Art of Culinary Happiness

    Becoming a Zen monk is hardly the stuff of off…

  4. Stony Expressions

    To think of crafted items in Japan is rarely t…

  5. Way to Go

    In an age in which computers routinely give gr…

  6. Silk Tops

  7. Fruits of Success

  8. Lacquer Respect

  9. Brush Work 

  10. Eating with Grace