Elizabeth has lived in Kyoto for more than thirty-five years. She is a professor of Japanese religions and Buddhism. In particular, she has studied Japanese graveyards, the Fushimi Inari fox shrine, and Buddhist doctrine. She loves yoga, cats, walking, and visiting Europe. Elizabeth is from San Rafael, California. Before life took her to Japan, she spent two years in Beijing (as a graduate student at Beijing University), a year in Taiwan (studying Chinese), and a year in Dharamsala, India (studying Buddhism). She has an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in Anthropology from Princeton University.
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