Ann Tashi Slater

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A longtime resident of Tokyo, Ann Tashi Slater teaches at a Japanese university. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, AGNI, Granta, and the Huffington Post, among others. www.anntashislater.com

Stories

Cover Photo: photo from the Himalayas
Mountains, Monasteries, and Myths: What I Discovered While Living in My Darjeeling Family Home

After a youth spent trying to ignore my Asian heritage, I came looking for it. My journey turned out to be the beginning of an excavation that continues to this day.

Oct 28, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Maki/Flickr
Learning to Cook in Japan, I Fed My Family and My Sense of Self

The bento lunches the hoikuen expected mothers to produce were an exercise in artistry. But I didn’t care about making the perfect bento.

Aug 29, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Pixabay/Pexels
How I Found Sanctuary Living in a Japanese Teahouse

Above all, the teahouse was a room of my own, the first I’d ever had.

Jul 30, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Launde Morel/Unsplash
Summer in Tokyo: Rain Women, Cicadas, and Visits from the Dead

One reason I fell in love with Japan is the way each season is embraced and celebrated. Living here has changed my view of them—and of myself.

Jun 20, 2019