About the Author
Larry Knipfing was born on Long Island, New York, in 1958 and has made Japan his home since 1980. Most of his writing has centered on things Japanese. "Horace", "The Shunga Tales", and "Crow, the King of Sumo" are the first of a series of fiction pieces that he will begin to release in 2012. He has also written a collection of short stories, "The Shyest Man in Japan". He is interested in exploring the essence of Japanese beauty in both his writing, and other artistic forms.