Two decades of Japan

At the turn of the millennium, I left behind family and friends for the first time in my life and headed East to Japan.  To say that it was a big decision is a monumental understatement:  it was wholly transformative.  The other day it hit me that this year is the 20th “anniversary” of the … More Two decades of Japan

Leftovers 残り事

Here are a few from Kyoto and Osaka that don’t really have their own overall theme.  They include kimonos, gardens, art galleries, neon and okonomiyaki.  I told you there’s no real theme. このポストで京都と大阪に撮った写真です。盛り込んでの事は着物やギャラリーやお好み焼きです。テーマはないですね。

Random bits from Easter イースターの色々なこと

A few more shots from Easter in Kansai that didn’t really fit into contained stories of their own.  I guess the big highlight-that-wasn’t was the big Mitstuyama Taisai; directly translated to “three mountains big festival”.  This is a cultural festival in Himeji city that has been held every 20 years since 1533.  That’s pretty impressive … More Random bits from Easter イースターの色々なこと