"My fantasies of moving to Kyoto were in full bloom when I picked up an unusual and entertaining memoir by Leslie Buck."
–New York Times: Dominique Browning
“Leslie goes all the way, immersing herself in Japan’s gardening culture to master a craft to its fullest.
I admire her dedication and this beautiful book that is a testimony to her success.”
–Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and founder of Edible Schoolyard