Tokyo Story: A Deeply Personal Movie

Tokyo Story: A Deeply Personal Movie

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 4th Jun 2011

Toky Story (tokyo monogatari) is an unpretentious, profoundly personal and visually stunning movie directed in 1953 by the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Tokyo Story is a tale of … read more
Kimiko, Lady of Enchanting Smiles

Kimiko, Lady of Enchanting Smiles

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 17th Jan 2011

Kimiko-san is my 84-year-old aunt. She was born in 1927 in Hinokage, the first child of a hard-working couple who ran a pharmacy on the main street.If you meet Kimiko-san, the first thing you will not … read more
Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Dec 2010

Kyudo is the art of archery, practiced in Japan virtually unchanged since the 12th century. It is a solitary practice and the only Japanese martial art in which there is no opponents. I starte … read more
The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 17th Nov 2010

The Japanese almanac divides the year into 24 season-like periods, each lasting about two weeks. These periods are markers of significant celestial events (such as equinoxes and solstices), we … read more