Radio Exercises: A Walk in the Park…at 6am

September 12, 2016

What do you do as part of your morning routine? There’s the usual hygienic maintenance, the cobbling together of breakfast and caffeine, and then rushing out the door to catch the morning commute or navigate traffic. For people in Japan, there is something a bit more...

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Baisao: The First Sencha Master

September 07, 2016

Meet the Edo Period nomadic monk responsible for the popularization of Sencha. Baisao (売茶翁) went by several names over the course of his life. As a child he was Shibayama Kikusen. When he became a buddhist monk, he changed his name to Gekkai Gensho. As he grew...

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