1. The Daruma Burns

    If the stories are anything to go by, Bodhidharma as an ascetic was absolutely in a league of his own. Scant biograp…

  2. The Rake’s Progress

    When it comes to luck, quite a few people beli…

  3. Hagi Hagiography

    Arrive in most parts of Japan at around the en…

  4. Star-Crossed Love

    Japan has its spectacular festivals, such as t…

  5. Deep Purple

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

  6. The Thatcher Era

  7. Japan’s Long and Winding Road

  8. Deer oh Deer

  9. Stock Character

  10. Cutting Remarks