About Arukiyomi

I’m simply a guy walking through life and learning more and more as I go.

I lived in Japan for many years. Enter any bookshop in Japan and you will find people standing about reading – sometimes for hours. It’s such a literary culture that they even have a word for this – tachiyomi, literally “stand” and “read.”

Robert Louis Stephenson once said that one should read and travel at every opportunity, preferably at the same time. Like him, I prefer to be on the move than standing still.

Arukiyomi is my own little Japanese coinage; walk and read.

%d bloggers like this: