Category Archives: Japanese arts

Aibi Ikebana 6th Annual Group Exhibition

On June 8th and 9th the Aibi Ikebana group held its 6th annual group exhibition, for the first time in Nagai sensei’s newly restored space, ‘Showa no Ie’. In previous years we had held the exhibitions in a community center … Continue reading

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Yanaka and ‘the Tokyo unknown to Japanese’ 

Yanaka is a neighborhood in Tokyo’s ‘shita-machi‘ (old Edo; the eastern area of Tokyo), known as one of the few areas to have been preserved from both the massive fires following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the fire-bombings … Continue reading

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2013 Shizuoka Tea Tour- June 15th-16th

Stephane and I are excited  to announce that we have finalized the details for our upcoming overnight tea picking tour in Shizuoka. Building on our experiences from last year’s tour,  we have crafted an even better a one-of-a-kind hands-on tour … Continue reading

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Appearing on NHK World’s ‘Tokyo Eye’

This past month I had a chance to collaborate with NHK World on one of their excellent English-language programs. ‘Tokyo Eye’ features the latest trends, events and hidden attractions in and around Tokyo. Having conducted my own tours of Kichijoji … Continue reading

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