This no garden variety book on Zen practice

Books / Reviews Dec 30, 2017

This no garden variety book on Zen practice

The over-application of the term Zen to describe everything from interior design to restaurant menus pored over by celebrities and fashionistas to the expression a "Zen moment" can be tiresome. Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, by John Dougill, Photography by John Einarsen.144 pages TUTTLE PUBLISHING, ...

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Travel Oct 20, 2017

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Traveling into the Shiobara Valley by bus, visitors are assailed by the rich, intensely cultivated fields of Nasunogahara. The reformations that characterized Japan's Meiji Era (1868 -1912) were not confined to political or social change, the volcanic wasteland of Nasunogahara undergoing a transformation of ...