Completing the Circle - JOK Notebook

In the new essay on 寂 (lonely; desolate; quiet), I mentioned the seven principles of 侘び寂び (わびさび: wabi-sabi), including 不均斉 (ふきんせい:...

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Tokyo Banana and a Matcha Madeleine - JOK Notebook

Last month I posted here about a Tokyo Banana KitKat that my husband's colleague gave me. One thing led to another and h...

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Gathering Up the Lees - JOK Notebook

I just came out with essay 2066 on 酎 (shochu), and in writing it I discovered that the Japanese have a brilliant way of repurposing...

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