Kanami Otomitsu

For Kanami Otomitsu's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Buddha sculpted out of kids' snacks

National Sep 19, 2013

Buddha sculpted out of kids' snacks

For several years artist Koshi Kawachi has been putting a favorite children's snack called "umaibo" to an unusual use — sculpting the puffed corn sticks into little statues of the Buddha. At his home in Tokyo he has 107 of these "Umaibutsu" ("Tasty Buddha") under ...

National Jul 15, 2011

Two antinuclear arms groups divided on nuclear power

Opposition to nuclear power generation among the public has risen enormously amid the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, but two major groups that in the past campaigned vocally against atomic weapons have played little part in the growing movement. While many people ...