Adrian Bennett

For Adrian Bennett's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The art of a great garden

Aug 8, 2008

The art of a great garden

Give yourself a treat: Follow in the footsteps of famous writers and artists such as the painter Yokoyama Taikan and the writers Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata (author of “The Izu Dancer”). To do so, just hop on a train to the old seaside ...

A very green afternoon cuppa

Jun 27, 2008

A very green afternoon cuppa

Whenever I travel to Tokyo I make it a point to spend at least a good part of one day on a visit to Shibamata in Katsushika Ward. This lovely neighborhood tucked away in the remote northeastern corner of the city on the banks ...

A dreamlike escape

May 30, 2008

A dreamlike escape

An important feature of many Japanese gardens is the careful integration of the architecture of a house and the design of its garden. Many of the finest examples are located in private homes, and so are sadly not open to public view. Fortunately, right ...