Discovering Chanoyu

Often known in English as the tea ceremony, chanoyu is believed by many to contain the very essence of Japanese culture.  In this month’s Kansai Scene, I meet Ura Senke teacher Teruyo Sakaguchi to learn more about this beautiful and difficult tradition.


Tabata Kihachi / “Color is eternal”

My interview with world renowned textile arist Tabata Kihachi, which was featured in the April issue of Kansai Scene magazine, is one of my most treasured experiences in Japan.  Tabata Sensei turned out to be not only unfathomably knowledgeable but charming, patient and a bit of a character to boot.  Click here to read the full article.