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Japanese Folktales: The Peony Lantern – A Ghost Tale — Under the influence!

This work is a retelling of a kaiden, a traditional Japanese ghost story from a collection by Grace James titled, Japanese Fairy Tales, and called The Peony Lantern.

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Stroll Through Mexico City’s Incredible Little Tokyo Neighborhood

I asked about this when I was in Mexico City last August, but I didn’t get a chance to visit–something for the itinerary next time. … tucked in the quiet Cuauhtémoc neighborhood directly north of Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s main artery. … It all started four centuries ago, when a samurai sailed to […]

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Cherry blossoms arrive in Japan