Will is a former Professor of Japanese Religions in the California State University system, so he occasionally goes on rants about Japanese history and religions. After years of roaming, he finally settled in Japan, where he has a few distant relatives who mostly ignore him.
Learn about Day of the Ox and why people in Japan can't get enough eel in summer.
The journey of a thousand meals starts by pushing a single button.
How much does Japan's star festival actually have to do with the stars?
Take a trip to a hidden gem in Okayama Prefecture, Kurashiki Bikan Chiku, filled with Edo Period aesthetic and quaint Japanese charm.
Why are some animals in Japan eaten while some pets receive funeral services led by religious officials and are then enshrined within Buddhist altars within the home?