Tag Archives: Tokyo

Review of ‘Tokyo Junkie’ by Robert Whiting

Robert Whiting is a talented and fascinating writer addicted to Japan. He has lived and worked as a journalist in Tokyo on and off for more than fifty years. His memoir ‘Tokyo Junkie‘ begins in 1962 when Japan was transforming itself on a monumental scale in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The pages in-between cover…

Five Reasons Why You Should Eat at a Family Restaurant in Japan

If you’re visiting Japan as a tourist or if you’re planning on living in Japan I would first and foremost encourage you to eat at more traditional Japanese restaurants. If that’s the case, why is this blog post all about the advantages of eating at a family restaurant? Below are five good reasons why you…

Review of Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts 日本の手仕事

Published by Gestalten Photos and Essays by Irwin Wong Famous architect Kengo Kuma provides a thought-provoking introduction but Irwin Wong is the true orchestrator of this beautiful photobook. As you turn each page, it’s Wong’s stunning photos and fascinating essays that introduce you to the exquisite handicrafts and the artisans who make them throughout Japan.…