A native New Yorker, Joseph Cali has lived in Japan for over 30 years. He has written several books, including Create Your Own Japanese Garden, published by Kodansha America and DeVecchi.
John Dougill is a professor of cultural studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. He is the author of Kyoto: A Cultural History (2006) and an associate editor of the journal Japanese Religions. He spent his most recent sabbatical studying the roots of Shintoism, and serves on a committee looking to build a Shinto shrine in the United Kingdom.5
About the Author
Joseph Cali was born and raised in New York City and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in painting. He has lived and worked in Japan as a designer, illustrator, writer, and teacher since 1983. John Dougill is professor of cultural studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto and has lived in the Japan for 25 years.