Young woman with long red hair and a dark blue cap on the left side looking in the distance to the left surrounded by a big green leafy plant Photo by Rebecka Wolfe

Hi, I’m Florentyna Leow, a writer based in Tokyo. (日本語版はこちら)

I wrote How Kyoto Breaks Your Heart, an essay collection set mostly in Kyoto.

My newsletter is called the adventures of furochan. Sometimes I appear on Instagram and Twitter.

I’m not great at correspondence, but I do read e-mails and you can try here.

Things that spark joy: great books, long walks, good conversations, mountains and forests, hiking, cycling, silly jokes, fair remuneration, singing, thoughtfulness, craft, winter sunlight, snowshoeing, quiet hours, bright colours, music, kakigori, hawker food, curiosity, dorky humour, kindness.