Konichiwa and Happy Holidays from Tokyo! I must admit that I was surprised to learn that Christmas seems as celebrated in Japan as in the United States. I heard Christmas songs as I walked the streets, sat in cafes or browsed in stores. Yet, this is what I love so much about traveling, it often shatters my preconceived notions of a place or people.
Check back in the coming weeks for my impressions about food, fashion, literature, and meditation with zen masters.
May the New Year bring you much peace, good health and success.