Category Archives: Japan

New Book: Following in Their Footsteps

Only two weeks have passed since my second book came out but it feels as if it has been longer than that. “Following in Their Footsteps” is the fruit of nearly ten years of work- travelling, reading, writing, checking details … finish reading New Book: Following in Their Footsteps

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The Carmen Blacker Lecture

Yesterday we went to the British Museum to attend a talk given by Donald Keene on Carmen Blacker organised by the Japan Foundation. The lecture hall was packed even though it was a talk about a relatively unknown person. Obviously … finish reading The Carmen Blacker Lecture

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The Mother in Japan II

Going to a place a second time can never be like the first. The novelty of the first visit can not be repeated because the first impressions have an intensity that one can never find again. A second visit to … finish reading The Mother in Japan II

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Lilies, Tokyo

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Cherry blossom, Tokyo

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Japan

This is our second trip to Japan and it is quite different from the first. This time we know where we are going and what to expect at the various places. The cherry trees are not in bloom yet but … finish reading Japan

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Iris, Kyoto

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