1. Splitting Hares

    Japan is home to a particularly rich folklore, and as in other countries animals figure prominently in its folktales…

  2. A Fossil among Trees

    It is usually in the latter days of September …

  3. Élan for Lotus 

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

  4. Catty Remarks

    It may appear difficult to believe in an age w…

  5. Precipitating Factors

    When it comes to widely held meteorological be…

  6. Sympathy for the Devils

  7. The Daruma Burns

  8. The Rake’s Progress

  9. Hagi Hagiography

  10. Star-Crossed Love