Crash Course: Origami

While my mother was visiting Japan this past month, my conversation partners and I arranged a special meeting so they could teach us origami, the art of paper folding. Having become quite taken with the cranes you often find sitting on ryokan pillows and the stunning geometric origami balls my daughter was gifted by a friend,... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Children’s Books

Heading to Japan with the little ones in tow? Pick up some picture books before your trip - they're guaranteed to get everyone excited about the upcoming adventure! Here are a few of my favorite choices: One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis - A young girl goes on a poetic tour of a Japanese garden.... Continue Reading →

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