Based in Japan for more than 20 years, Lucy Birmingham has written for Bloomberg News, Architectural Digest, The Boston Globe,,, ARTnews, among other publications. As a photojournalist her work has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, and A Day in the Life of Japan. She has published several books including Old Kyoto - A Guide to Shops, Inns and Restaurants.

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