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Ruby Silvious: 26 Days of Tea in Japan

Who is Ruby Silvious? Ruby Silvious is not your average artist. Ruby turns trash into treasure. She breathes life into disregarded fragments of  everyday objects. She finds beauty in things the average person overlooks. A professional graphic designer and internationally educated woman, Ruby Silvious has been using...

Chasen: Handcrafted Japanese Tea Whisks

Handcraft Chasen [caption id="attachment_28806" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Credit: http://voicecream.jp/[/caption] Chasen are Japanese tea whisks used to create delicious, frothy matcha tea. The whisks are used during Japanese tea Ceremony (Sado), which focuses on careful mindfulness when enjoying tea. The ceremony focuses on the tradition and culture of...

Murakami

5 Places from Murakami’s Japan

Haruki Murakami Murakami became a literary legend with his 1987 novel Norwegian Wood. Since then, he has stolen the hearts of readers with his quirky, slightly fantastic, yet somehow realistic worlds. His main characters are accessible yet not quite typical. Shibuya, Tokyo 【After Dark】 While the precise location...

Yakushima

Visit Yakushima the Inspiration for Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke

Check out tea from Yakushima! Visit Yakushima's Ancient Forests Home to ancient trees and moss covered rocks, Yakushima is a lush green forest located off Kyushu island in western Japan. The forest became Japan’s first UNESCO World  heritage site in 1991. However the site is best known...