“An artist, teacher, and environmentalist, Kazuaki Tanahashi was born in Japan, where he studied painting and calligraphy. He now teaches brushwork for retreats at California School of Japanese Arts (Santa Rosa, CA) and Zen Mountain Monastery (Mt. Tremper, NY). His many publications include Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen and two books available through the ATM Book and Video Service: Essential Zen and Brush Mind. He also was one of the translators of Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba’s book Aikido.”
Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.