Category Archives: Travel

Tea picking tour in Shizuoka: Nihonbi/Ocharaka collaboration

Over the past couple of years I’ve begun to create and lead tours and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for a foreign audience. While these tours tend to specialize in the more esoteric and exotic aspects of Japanese culture, they … Continue reading

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The Arts as a Bridge- Ikebana Exchange event in Beijing

Over the past 7 years that I have been studying Ikebana, I have come to deeply appreciate this uniquely Japanese art form. It has been said that Japanese spirituality is epitomized in the concept of 道 (dou- path or way) … Continue reading

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