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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?

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.