the daibo coffee manual

The dark and secret Tokyo Cafe has a life after death.Read more at ravelin

The Paris Review, “Yukio Mishima in Ichigaya”

Wandering Tokyo, Anna Sherman stumbles upon the site of Mishima’s failed coup and subsequent death.Read more at The Paris Review

LitHub, “On the Love Hotels and Pleasure Quarters of Tokyo”

Anna Sherman Maps Sites of Hidden Desires.Read more at LitHub

Salon, “How to build a clock that detects gravity”

In Tokyo, researcher Katori Hidetoshi uses atomic clocks to see how gravity warps time.Read more at Salon

Why The Japanese Language Has So Many Words for 'Time'

Trying to understand the eleven dimensions of string theory.Read more at Quick And Dirty Tips

Learning What it Means to Be Human

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LitHub, "The Many Literary Landscapes Of Tokyo"

From the City of Samurai to the Gardens of Nobility.Read more at LitHub

The Book of Tea

Afterword to a new edition of Okakura Kakuzo's "The Book of Tea".Buy the book