Category Archives: Japan

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery

Ellis Avery first saw the tea ceremony performed in 1998 at a teahouse by the Shishigatani canal in Kyoto. “I was seated upstairs in an exquisite room built, I later learned in the early 20th century, whose architects had incorporated … Continue reading

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JAPANLAND – A Year in Search of WA by Karin Muller

Karin Muller, the author of the book JAPANLAND  – A Year in Search of WA, is a documentary filmmaker and writer who has travelled the world, but is still, as her brother says, ”looking for the meaning in life.” She … Continue reading

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Visiting Japan

  I look at Japan and see an onion. The onion is a solid, round, white ball of skin. Japan is an island consisting of large crowded cities, with skyscraper offices and apartment buildings. It has large apartment stores, train … Continue reading

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The Philosopher’s Walk

Kyoto, the ancient capitol of Japan is full of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, so when I read about the Philosopher’s Walk I pictured an ancient man with a wispy beard reciting prayers while walking. I was wrong. The Philosopher’s … Continue reading

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