On Public Streets at Public Books: "The Fortunes of Senso-ji"
"I remember that Asakusa was once the Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s red-light district, where Kabuki actors and geisha entertained the growing middle classes of the late Edo period. I am standing amid what was once the Floating World." From "The Fortunes of Senso-ji, Tokyo," an adapted excerpt from In the Province of the Gods up at Public Streets at Public Books. Read the full excerpt here.