I soak up anything relating to Japan and Japanese culture. Kyoto is my favorite city in Japan (even though I haven't made it there yet) so this was a no-brainer. I learned so much about the history and tradition of Japanese gardening and pruning. And the fact that the author was just 3 years younger than I am now when she made this journey made it very relatable and I could just imagine how this experience was for her. Extremely enjoyable!