Thousands protest in Tokyo against Futenma move

National Jan 25, 2015

Thousands protest in Tokyo against Futenma move

Thousands of people gathered Sunday outside the Diet to protest the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district in Okinawa from the city of Ginowan. Various speakers addressed what they described as the harmful presence of U.S. forces in ...

Zen Koans

Books / Reviews Jan 24, 2015

Zen Koans

The famous question, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a Zen koan; a deliberately obtuse poem used by Buddhists to probe reality and test one's ignorance. Zen Koans, by Steven Heine.University of Hawai'i ...

The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns

Books / Reviews Jan 17, 2015

The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns

"The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns" is a small catalog of sorts on tenugui (dyed Japanese cotton towel) maker Kamawanu, and where the book excels is in its photography. Beautiful photos of Kawamanu's workshops, stores and towels fill the pages, with close-up images capturing the ...