Category Archives: Japan

LivingInPeace Project Resident Artist Retrospective

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   When friend Erik Sanner became a “struggling artist” stereotype and almost starved on the hard streets of Tokyo, I thought something should be done. I’d written a couple of articles about Sanner … Continue reading

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Tokyo X: Orwellian Photographs of Modern Japan

  Book Review by Paul Murray   In 1984, veteran Tokyo-based photographer Shunji Ohkura was channel surfing and came across a television documentary discussing George Orwell’s novel “1984.”The programme was debating whether the modern world was a manifestation of Orwell’s … Continue reading

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Yoshihiro Takishita: Mr Minka

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray    From a vantage point on wooded Mt Genji overlooking the ancient city of Kamakura, Yoshihiro Takishita relaxes in his stately antique home after returning from a U.S. book tour.  His … Continue reading

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A Family Trip to Grandpa’s House in Chiba, Japan

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   There is an obscure adage in New Zealand “First socks and then shoes.” It refers to the correct order of things and the need to follow that process to achieve … Continue reading

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For Permaculture in Japan Visit Permaculture Awa Farm & Dojo

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   If you’re in Japan and you’re interested in permaculture, you need to meet Phil Cashman and see what he’s doing at Permaculture Awa Farm and Dojo in Wada on the Chiba Prefecture … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. History with Stone and Kuznick

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray “The Untold History of the United States,” a collaboration between filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, yields a masterful account of U.S. political history and presents a perspective rarely seen … Continue reading

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2013 LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Design Course

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Students from France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Japan converged on Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2013 LivinginPeace (LiP) Project … Continue reading

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