A TREE MOVES IN MINATO-KU by Amy Katoh
Sep15

A TREE MOVES IN MINATO-KU by Amy Katoh

A TREE MOVES IN MINATO-KU It’s a matter of priorities.  Minato Ward has its right! Unbeknownst to me, the powers that are in Tokyo’s Minato ward, where many Embassies are located, and many international residents of Tokyo live, decided that the venerable camphor tree in the historic Arisugawa Park needed to be moved.  By chance or no, I happened by on moving day and was astonished by the large group of helmets assembled around the...

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I Only Have Eyes for Blue (and White)
Aug14

I Only Have Eyes for Blue (and White)

Steve Beimel: JLA shares Amy Katoh’s life affirming view of “Found Japan”.  Amy has spent nearly her entire adult life celebrating the treasures of Japanese indigo, as shown in the following re-post of Amy’s blog. Far too soon to be posting again, but I must share the glorious indigo that has been pouring into my life this week. Today is Boys’ Day, the 5th day of the 5th month when families celebrate their...

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