Last week the Japanese islands were attacked by a great cold wave blasting south from Siberia. Even in the Kanto area nighttime temperatures...
My research in spiritual ecology often brings me to sacred irrigation ponds. Called tameike in Japanese, these man-made ponds are originally...
As readers of this column know all too well, I am a great fan and proponent of small, local Japanese shrines and temples.These little sacred
Hurray! Welcome back Ol’ Helios! The winter solstice has just passed, but the sun is already slowly but surely coming back. In the Kanto
Yuletide greetings to all our readers. Tomorrow is the winter solstice, and also the third quarter of the 11th moon in the traditional
Last week, the southern Kanto region was blessed with some of the best weather imaginable — clear skies with daytime temperatures up in
Last weekend I took my students on our annual field trip up Mt. Takao in western Tokyo. Only 600 meters high, this mountain is ideal for
Early last week the seasons seemed to be moving along at a typical pace. Then suddenly we were visited by a surprise snowstorm. In the course of