Photoessays

Sirens’ Song

The train whisks us past Osaka. It’s the end of autumn. Beautiful green foliage is…

The Birth of The O-Ren

In my quest to catch up with Eastern literature, I started on a third book…

Shadows of Kyoto

The rooms at the Waranjiya are about nine feet square, the size of a comfortable…

A Visit to Kyoto

I sat by the window typing these words, accompanied by the gentle roar of the…

Championing Solitude in The Instagram Era

There’s the old cliché attributed to Yohji Yamamoto of black representing the desire to be…

Double, Double, Boil and Trouble: A Look into Boiled Wool

Let’s get technical and talk about fabric. After all, I am in the business of…