"From Kyoto nunnery to home in just 400 Years"

The New York Times, January 6, 2011

By LIZA FOREMAN

KAMEOKA, JAPAN — During the train ride from Kyoto to this nearby suburb, a traveler sees rows of traditional wooden houses give way to blocky modern construction, the kind of change that the longtime Kameoka resident Alex Kerr lamented in his 1993 book "Lost Japan." Official link