A second type of beautiful wooden stools by Japanese woodworker Maeda Mitsuru finally arrived in San Diego

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Founded in 1987, Kyoto Journal is a premium, award-winning quarterly magazine showcasing life, culture and society in Japan and throughout the Asia region from myriad perspectives.

Lesser Heat

Approximately July 7th - 22

Before our family moved to Singapore in the spring of 1980, we lived in a cluster of apartment buildings called danchi, in suburban Chiba. The complex, which was completed in 1972, housed approximately 2000 families, and although this sounds like one of those terrible soulless mass housing projects of the 20th century industrial era (they were almost identical to the Soviet style Khurushchyovka), it was actually wonderful to live there as a young child because there were so many other children to play with…

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