Mists of Miyama
reflects on an overnight stay in the remote valley of Miyama in northern Kyoto prefecture.
Less Stuff, More Love
by Leza Lowitz
A stroll in the Tokyo Flea Market reminds the author of the transience of life and the importance of ritual.
Stephanie Belbin illustrates the new normals we experienced in 2020.
by Mark Meyer
At the outer edges of winter, two poets stroll a Japanese garden in central Tokyo, and the author Kit Pancoast Nagamura mulls over our complicated relationship with nature.
The Grateful Crane
by Sayuri Ayers
A personal reflection on the Japanese myth, "The Grateful Crane."
by Chiaki Shimizu
A video showing the process of using Ogawa washi and urushi to create a wearable corset.
An interview with featured author and photographer Kit Pancoast Nagamura.
by Michael McDowell
A fictional exploration of the theme of loneliness in Japan from the perspective of an English conversation school teacher.
Kagoshima and Okinawa Haiku Sequences of Sugita Hisajo
Translated by EikoYachimoto & Susan Stanford.
Afraid of Kindie
Short fiction by Linda Gould about a child who doesn't speak Japanese facing her first day of kindergarten.
In Susan Gubernat's poetry, the art of kintsugi--repairing the cracks of broken pottery with molten gold--provides a way to look at this imperfect world.
Nature plays a role in Lloyd Morgan's poem and Margaret Chula's haibun.
B.A. Mullin explores themes of love and friendship when he encounters a nest of baby birds.
Artists Jeanette Fukao and Eva Li paint scenes from their daily lives.
Alec Wilson's medieval haiku sequence offers a unique perspective on the seasons.
Toko Shinoda Obituary