Lifestyle / Green Living

The Art of Setting Stones

Philosophical essays on the beauty and meaning of traditional Japanese gardens.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese Aesthetics.

Green Tea Living

Homespun wisdom from Japan updated for today's "green lifestyle" choices.

How to Take a Japanese Bath

An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.



Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."


Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth

The first book in English to apply ancient Japanese Shinto traditions to daily spiritual fulfillment.


A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.

The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom (Out of Print)

Hang on for a wild journey through the political and spiritual adventures of the baby-boom generation