Author Archives: Cate Pearce

About Cate Pearce

After many years of studying and practicing the arts of shōjin-ryōri and cha-kaiseki, I now want to share the deep culinary traditions of Kyoto by translating the insights, aesthetics and lessons of Kyoto's master chefs for English-speaking lovers of fine food.

Nature’s whispers

If I stop for just a moment and listen carefully, I can hear the trees whispering their ancient wisdom

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As I gently trace the wound, I understand that we all have scars from long ago that are weathered into beauty with time.

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Going round in circles

Today my granddaughter taught me that going round in circles can be fun ~ with every cycle, a new beginning ❤

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Reading light

While I was reading, the sunlight broke through the clouds and painted leaves onto my open page.

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In times gone by, it was the tradition in China and Japan for Buddhist monks to withdraw from their public role in their 58th year. The 58th year in Buddhist astrology is known as kakumei, which literally means ‘revolution’ but … Continue reading

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