Lauren W. Deutsch

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Occupation Writer / Producer
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction Lauren Deutsch is the executive producer / director of Pacific Rim Arts (, a multi-cultural / multi-discipline initiative through which to explore and promote traditional cultures in contemporary life. She is a contributing editor of Kyoto Journal and writes for numerous other scholarly and cultural print and online publications, as well as public radio and television productions. A student since 1985 of Sosei Matsumoto, sensei, Lauren was initiated as “Sochi” (her professional name) in 1997 by Sen Soshitsu, Hounsai, the XVth Grand Master of the Urasenke School of Tea in Kyoto, and licensed to be an instructor. Lauren can be reached at
Interests Chado, Korean shamanism
Favorite Books The Hare With the Amber Eyes