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Snow Country and the Wildness of Words

// By Jessie Fast // Yasunari Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1968, mostly as a result of his novel, Snow Country. Called Yukiguni in Japanese, it is the subtly portrayed account of a businessman who visits a hot spring town in winter and his relationships with a popular geisha there and a … Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy the Fall Colours

// by Katie Yantzi // I’m all for autumn hikes, but with a season as damp and rainy as this year’s, hiking doesn’t strike me as the most desirable way of enjoying Akita’s burst of colourful leaves. Nor is a rain-soaked trek in the woods a good motivator for getting out of bed on a Saturday. So, last weekend, I … Continue reading