Kimie Tada graduated from Rikkyo University (Tokyo) with a degree in English literature, after which she worked as the editor-in-chief of Confort a Japanese magazine that features traditional Japanese houses and interiors. She now runs I See All Inc., an editorial company which she founded in 2000. Geeta Mehta teaches architecture and urban design at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she is a partner in the firm of Braden and Mehta, and has designed projects in the USA, Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. Educated at the University of Tokyo, Columbia University, and SPA in Delhi, she is the co-author of several books, including Japan Houses, Japan Living, Japanese Gardens and New Japan Architecture, all published by Tuttle Publishing. Noboru Murata has had a career of more than thirty years as an advertising photographer. With Tokyo as his base, he has photographed for clients in a wide range of genres, including interiors, cuisines, automobiles and jewellery. His recent publications include The Japanese House, Japanese Gardens, The Sushi Lover's Cookbook and Japanese Ikebana for Every Season.