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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.

This is Tokyo Journal, a monthly column in which Ann Tashi Slater writes about culture, society, and day-to-day life in Japan.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Oku no hosomichi)

assert yourselfwho do you think you are?

Ann Tashi Slater's work  has been published by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Guernica, Tin House, AGNI, Granta, and the HuffPost, among others, and she's a contributing editor at Tricycle. She recently finished a memoir about reconnecting with her Tibetan roots. Visit her at: