BK Journal by Wakako

With gratitude and more gratitude

With gratitude and more gratitude

I am so grateful to start our new year with Baum-kuchen as a sustaining business. Each year, I close our book at the end of December and start a new... Read More
On the quest for a life well lived and loved. // Love Letter, January 2024

On the quest for a life well lived and loved. // Love Letter, January 2024

Greetings from California, and a happy new year. I am preparing this story to share with you as we count down the last few days of 2023. I am in... Read More
Layers of Happiness in the 5-year journal

Layers of Happiness in the 5-year journal

I am getting ready to move into the next Hobonichi 5-Year Techo very soon. I started using a 10-year journal when I turned 30. There was no plan nor expectation other than... Read More
The Gift of Being Here Now // Love Letter, December 2023

The Gift of Being Here Now // Love Letter, December 2023

This December 26th is the 15-year anniversary of my TN Brown. The very first Traveler’s Notebook I stumbled upon and purchased at Itoya Stationery Store in Tokyo. It was a... Read More
Discomfort as Teacher // Love Letter, November 2023

Discomfort as Teacher // Love Letter, November 2023

Greetings from the canyon, where we are experiencing lingering Summer warmth. If you are familiar with my IG feed, I am pretty obsessed with my weekly surf session. I started taking... Read More
Moon phase journaling

Moon phase journaling

Last weekend was a full moon. Its beauty was radiating and full of inspiration.  Back in August, when we were traveling and staying on a rural island in Japan, I... Read More
Perception of Time // Love Letter, October 2023

Perception of Time // Love Letter, October 2023

It was at the very end of the day. The day felt long, as Fall days tend to be each year, and kids' activities frequently have us travel from one... Read More
Time and encounter; a story from traveling through Japan // Wakako

Time and encounter; a story from traveling through Japan // Wakako

I am so grateful to be able to share my stories from the travel, as the "act of traveling" always brings up new questions. Our time in Japan this summer... Read More
Depth of Experience // Love Letter, September 2023

Depth of Experience // Love Letter, September 2023

I found myself once again on a remote island of Japan. It’s rural there, and every day, I got this sense of being hugged by the mountains, rivers, ocean, and... Read More