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In Japan in the Raw

Customs, home life, traditional costume, food and travel.

Two Sticks and a Flower - Ikebana

Japanese flower arranging and Japanese festivals.

Is it Love, or a suitable Arrangement ?

From childhood to marriage with traditional costumes.

The Smallest Room 

Japanese spas and traditional bathing, an important aspect of Japanese life.

Tea for 2 in 2 Hours

The traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony



A comparison of North v South today. Mary is one of the few Western women to visit North Korea.

Korean Weddings

The splendours and spectacle of the traditional wedding.



The Other Side of Cruising

A light hearted talk looking at the ups, downs and mishaps as a destination lecturer on modern day  cruise ships.