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Tools of the Way

May 05, 2021
There is a term that I love that is used in chado (the way of tea) as well as many other classical Japanese practices, crafts, and arts: dogu. Dogu translates to “tools of the way” or “tools of the...
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Experience Autumn in Japan at Home

September 10, 2020
I have been dreaming of Kyoto. After six months, I have been itching to travel, and autumn is, in my opinion, the most beautiful season in Japan. I’m sure most people who are reading this are longi...
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An Interview with Mark Edward Harris

May 03, 2020
 We recently welcomed the addition of one of my favorite books to the Amayori store: The Way of the Japanese Bath by Mark Edward Harris. I recently had the chance to interview Mark. We discussed hi...
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How to Travel When You Can’t Leave Home

April 14, 2020
I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to “travel” while staying safe at home. The first step is to pick a country that you would like to visit, and then follow the tips below. I’ve chosen Japa...
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Ground Yourself in the Morning

March 26, 2020
I originally intended for this first post on grounding to be about morning meditation. Rather than that, let's step back a bit and discuss waking up in the morning. So many people are experiencing ...
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A Peek Inside a Japanese Bathhouse

February 06, 2020
Walk into any bathhouse in Japan, and you are sure to find the same basic things, whether you are bathing at a Tokyo sento or a remote rural onsen.  Men’s and women’s baths are almost always separa...
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