SBP Blog

The Pacific Rim Review of Books reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Maryse Cardin of The Pacific Rim Review of Books does a deep dive into Tracy Franz's year of zen memoir, My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart


Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Forty-Seven Samurai


One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!


A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

Tag Cloud

miswest book review kimba the white lion china vacation Chinese New Year author tour year of zen writing japan manners the fourth string Alexandra Johnson tracy franz japan travel guide the buddhist swastika hitler tomoko aoyama japanese travel poet china smart Art/Design nazi how to japanese books forewrod reviews indies book student teacher the japan times japanese bath kotaku monks wife chinese literature japanese history controversy Interview 2020 Olympics manga biography 2019 trip education about asia center of east asian studies nara japanese drunk award Year of the Dog gaijinpot a mejiro novel etiquette travel manners japan vacation simba Nikolas Bunton zen monk in japan japan behavior buddhist priest janet pocorbba bird talk and other stories rebecca otowa the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me seppuku Second World War danica davidson stone bridge cafe PEN AWARD t.k. nakagaki benjamin franklin awards translators buddhist swastika 47 samurai visitor the inland sea understandind china through comics kyodo news kansuke naka Christianity in Japan Anime/Manga/Comics internment literary prize japanese people film manners journal of a zen monk's wife Basho's Narrow Road zen monk memoir author classic poetry Basho wife diy mfa reviews in the woods of memory sensei and me state of belief astrology japanese classic zen international book award eli lieberman the asian review of books japanese book Ukiyo-e do it right and be polite japanese instrument the hidden writer astro boy shun medoruma ritual luke patitsas koto shamisen performance machiya restaurant guide machiya restaurant VIZ sharing a house with the never ending man Chinese history amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan japan books the lion king expat studio ghibli japanese business association of jewish libraries tea garden announcement author event japan times anne prescott Korea photography japanese culture comics what do in japan china where igo finalist alan moore awards literature interfaith haiku ancient symbol learning in japan china guide hippocampus magazine michael emmerich forest gander welton gaddy matcha China a memoir pottery Culture wanderlust a shameful life tokyo chinese japanese manners japan food pulitzer prize new york Translation manga lucille cara japan culture 15 years at studio ghibli Korea fred schodt rachel manley event buddhist sensei 4k dirt and water monk blurb china history 1960s Korea classic japanese literature anime book review paul mccarthy new release Japanese aesthetics asian review of books travel literature best behavior in japan World War Two Asian Studies tk nakagaki Chinese culture 1960's Japan Spirituality takuma sminkey juddhism manji zen monk wife Travel japan today book reading brad hawley holden caufield learning shamisen gaijin tea Language a memoir of sensei and me jing liu criterion author signing japan visitor asia foreword indies doris bargen Tokyo Olympics book talk william f sibley lesley university forty seven ronin japan etiquette will eisner expert japan trip memior the millions journal' monks wife forty seven samurai politics and prose Spring Festival bowing in japan book publicity swastika namethetranslator ripe mangoes learning instruments in japan frank beyer symbol suicide osamau tezuka hitlers cross World War II Christianity non-fiction keanu reeves shaimsen japan ravel why we write podcast kyoto travel WWII Chinese Astrology alan brill zazen washington dc janet pocrobba Japanese art Shoah book hoarding foreword reviews travel to japan china book green tea china travel japanese cutlure oh tama eating in japan otakuusa Okinawan literature jun hazuki History leonard koren my year of dirt and water amys guide to best behavior in japan tricycle magazine polite gratitude in japan memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist The Colorado Review budhist swastika journal donald richie kinokuniya event Children's Books tourist foreigner in japan disney walt disney kris kosaka peace Olympics japan travel etiquette illustration fantasy literature death publishing 20th century chinese literature book reviews memoir in japan Chiune Sugihara bushido osamu tezuka Poetry behavior four immigrants 47 ronin mentorship in japan donald keene giajin fiction classic literature the japan society chapters peace symbol living in japan japan memoir xu xu dark horse janet pocorobba suehiro maruo japan guide china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language japan restaurant hate journal of a zen monk how to order in japan diary hiaku religion photography japanese customs new york events book signing black jack mark gibeau buddhist symbols japan travel american shamisen poetry of consciousness lions roar summer vacation japanese books in english pacific rim review of books ex pat literature how to travel in japan literary review no longer human podcast Coming of Age Day traditional japanese instrumenet steve alpert book blurb author talk world literature today koun osaka IBPA japan custom japanese instruments amy chavez japanese craft society gallery awa verticle drinking in japan evil memoir writing review bookstore traditional japanese music miyazaki new books holocaust stone bridge press zen monks wife' graphic novels university of chicago min kahng traditional japanese instrument jungle emperor japanese music shamisen chinese comics mieko kanai buddhism expat in japan frederik schodt yukio mishima haibun musical ningen shikkaku Japanese holidays hooked cross Japanese literature diymfa frederik green travel etiquette books book tour monk wife book award japanese translation journal of a zen monks wife in japan kyoto journal ancient symbols travel Japan Children's Literature nova scotia Japan eastern and western philosophy japanese to english nhk japanese etiquette classic jared cook hiroaki sato foreword indies award huffpost japan book steve heller gaijin pot performance traditional japan book review damian flanagan japanese purification studying in japan huffington post UCLA kyoto ibpa publishing university hitler symbol AAS the silver spoon benjamin franklin award henry kiyama nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara publicity larry herzberg dazai osamu dazai hong kong catcher in the rye kyoto guidebook comic history guide
RSS