Ikigai & other Japanese words to live by

Mari Fujimoto

Mari Fujimoto is the Director of Japanese Studies at Queens College, New York and teaches all levels of Japanese language and linguistics. She believes that language learning is the first step towards the understanding of a culture.

Michael Kenna


David Buchler


Michael Kenna is one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. His silver gelatin prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and are included in many permanent collections such as The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Over sixty monographs and exhibition catalogues have been published on his work.

David Buchler is a South African living in Tokyo whose artwork engages with contemporary Japanese cultured across varied media. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Art and and collects his meditations, photographs and prints on his blog Collecting Space, which he began when he moved to Japan in 2009.