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Kyoto Journal reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"In understanding another culture, there are layers of learning, and the more you know, the more complicated it becomes. This is nowhere more true than in Japan." Read More


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