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Eating Rice with a Fork

I love to tell people that I am Japanese. I get to do that a lot because people have an awful time figuring out...

Capturing Calm and Chaos in Japan

It was the contrast that struck him. Between the fast, noisy, hectic cities and the delicate, peaceful gardens and green spaces. Chaos and calm. Those...

Chasing the Bloom

“A perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your entire life looking for one and it would not be a wasted life.”...

Beyond the Major Cities of Japan

Dare I say that while the cities of Japan offer endless entertainment, it is the areas beyond the urban bustle that will take your...

June Kim: Uncompromised Living

When I reached the Fushimi Inari Shrine, I breathed in the cool air; almost unconsciously, I broke into a wide grin. I had finally...