Trees of life

The following passage in praise of trees comes from Herman Hesse’s Baume: Betrachtungen und Gedichte (Trees: Reflections and Poems), 1984. It’s a beautiful piece of writing that speaks of a connection to the natural world and the happiness that comes … Continue reading

Book publication: Yasukuni

Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar by Akiko Takenaka published by the University of Hawaii Press and in the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Press. Book description from the Press: This is the first … Continue reading

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