Tea with Keiko by Maria Howard

We meet at ten o’clock on Sunday at Jodo-Ji temple in Onomichi, a port on Japan’s inland sea. As instructed, I toss 100 yen between the wooden slats at the entrance and prostrate myself in front of the altar. Explaining the fluidity between Buddhism and Shinto in Japanese culture, Keiko then leads me to the […]

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The Fifth Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition — The Winners!

Thank you to every writer who shared your adventure with us. I am amazed every year by the breadth of experience entrants bring to this competition. The worst part about a competition is that almost everyone who enters will be disppointed in the end. The best part is the opportunity of making at least a […]

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