Katherine Roth

For Katherine Roth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tea ceremony offers New Yorkers respite from bustling lives

Oct 12, 2014

Tea ceremony offers New Yorkers respite from bustling lives

Despite the rapid pace of our high-tech world, or perhaps because of it, the ancient Japanese tradition of tea ceremony is as popular as ever, with tea ceremony schools, demonstrations and quiet tatami tea rooms thriving in cities around the world. The Urasenke school ...

Bonsai cultivation: the haiku of the tree world

Apr 6, 2014

Bonsai cultivation: the haiku of the tree world

Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai. But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. “A dewdrop hanging for a ...