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Yoko Kawaguchi

Writer and cultural historian specialising in the relationship between Japan and the West. Brought up in the United States, Canada and Japan, she holds an MA from Kyoto University, and has undertaken postgraduate research at Newnham College, Cambridge. She lectures on Japanese garden history, as well as on the reception of Japanese culture abroad and the perception of Japanese women in the West. Her publications include Butterfly’s Sisters: The Geisha in Western Culture, Japanese Zen Gardens and the recently republished Authentic Japanese Gardens.