No.68 [ENCOUNTER] Mr Yamashita’s garden

Yamashita Asafumi chose to cultivate his garden in Chapet, in the department of Yvelines.   In the western suburbs of Paris, Yamashita Asafumi has developed a veritable philosophy of gardening. One morning in autumn, we went to meet Yamashita Asafumi, a 3-star market gardener, who grows vegetab[...]

No.67 [TRADITION] New Year in the Archipelago

Those who wanted to see the first sunrise of the year started to make their way up this path much earlier.   The Japanese spend a good part of New Year’s Day visiting temples and shrines. Awidening band of silvery-grey light is spreading over the eastern sky. It’s just enough to illuminate [...]