Japan: Spring 2017 / by Suzanne Price

I've just returned from a completely magical week in Japan. I spent most of my days at and around Ryokan Sanga in the Kurokawa onsen village, deep in the mountains of the Aso region of Kyushu, where Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Haruka Sakaguchi of the Denizen Co cohosted a peaceful and thought-provoking retreat centered on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. I learned so much, found some personal peace and confirmation, and made some new treasured friends. Below are some photos of the ryokan, a nearby ceramic village called Ontayaki no Sato, and the town of Tsuetate which was adorned with koinobori (fish banners) for Kodomo no Hi - Childrens' day.