We mourn the passing of author and acclaimed film critic and historian Donald Richie. Perhaps the most influential writer on Japan in the 20th century, Richie influenced generations of Japanologists and commented on design and cultural trends from Japan long before they reached the West. He will be missed, but his books remain.
Enjoying healthy food in a historic, traditional Kyoto environment is a rare and unforgettable pleasure. Here are over 140 restaurant listings (food, decor, hours, addresses, prices, maps, and index) and a photographic guide to machiya architecture, culture, and aesthetics. A perfect take-along on your trip; the ebook increases your luggage weight by only a few electrons!