Archive for November, 2010

The Dawn of the Sun Goddess


See “The Power of the Kami”

The Rise and Fall of the Kami


I’m putting the contents of my JWC lecture on Japanese Mythology up on this site –



Minako and I found an amazing new restaurant in Shinjuku the other day with food we’ve never tried before . . . Inataya is a place that serves the local cuisine of Tottori prefecture, and selected dishes can be seen here!

Top: lotus root deep-fried with cheese, and potato sauteed with anchovy. Middle: assorted pickles of garlic, clams, and firefly squid. Bottom: ‘Sazae’ whelk, and buta-pon (pork tempura).

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