SBP Blog

The Literary Review on 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A big thank you to The Literary Review for their wonderful review of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan. We are honored to have a book of ours reviewed by this great publication.
 Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

Japanese Garden Notes

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

koun japanese people Art/Design announcement religion Ukiyo-e astrology Second World War author tour Chinese history shun medoruma william f sibley japan custom book hoarding china history tricycle magazine Translation 1960s Korea japan restaurant understandind china through comics eating in japan matcha Chiune Sugihara World War Two holocaust center of east asian studies literature japanese travel Japan japanese tea garden Interview otakuusa wife gaijinpot poetry of consciousness japan guide gratitude in japan haiku henry kiyama new books journal zazen guide jing liu hitler japan memoir suicide ningen shikkaku reviews journal' monks wife book university of chicago Chinese Astrology japanese etiquette danica davidson Chinese New Year my year of dirt and water memoir books zen monk Japanese literature Children's Books tracy franz Christianity tourist Children's Literature book review hiroaki sato no longer human stone bridge cafe 2020 Olympics diary Korea photography the silver spoon green tea tea photography t.k. nakagaki UCLA japan etiquette Korea Culture kansuke naka The Colorado Review non-fiction world literature today monks wife Japanese aesthetics Christianity in Japan History swastika etiquette Poetry how to order in japan monk osamu dazai Travel pottery japanese culture min kahng memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist Spirituality zen Spring Festival drinking in japan Nikolas Bunton in the woods of memory four immigrants award WWII musical asia internment travel Japan World War II 1960's Japan how to travel in japan seppuku gaijin pot Year of the Dog Chinese culture behavior stone bridge press japanese drunk Okinawan literature comic history book tour Shoah AAS japan travel chinese comics haibun buddhist Japanese art manners frederik schodt amy chavez Tokyo Olympics review Coming of Age Day classic japanese literature Language manga japanese customs literary review Asian Studies bowing in japan Basho's Narrow Road Basho Anime/Manga/Comics eastern and western philosophy China what do in japan literary prize the buddhist swastika Olympics comics takuma sminkey japanese book michael emmerich yukio mishima Japanese holidays author a shameful life japan food mark gibeau