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Exploring Japan (and the world), one photo at a time.

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A 'Hair Flap', You Say?


Hi, I’m Scott, a guy that keeps finding himself in Japan, be it as an exchange student, an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Programme, or most recently just a dude with a camera. At some point I got the bright idea to share the thoughts and images that came to me while in this amazing country and that’s what this is… a blog called Hair Flap.

As to what the actual words ‘Hair Flap’ might mean, well, that’s gonna take a bit more ‘splainin’…

Hair Flap!?

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B-Sides: Streets of Sendai

When I make a post, there's usually some kind of general theme or timeframe that ends up grouping the images into some kind of coherent collection, but there's always orphans of that process. I'll invariably end up with a few odd shots here and there that don't...

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A Glimpse of Imazato’s “New Road”

A while back, while I was waiting to meet my wife for an event, I found myself strolling around the neighborhood of Imazato and came across a time portal. Okay, not exactly, but it might as well have been. What it actually was, was a local, 1km long shōtengai (商店街), a...

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Spring in Osaka: Exploration Expedition 05

It's getting Spring-y in Osaka these days. Winter clothes are getting put away and short sleeves are coming out. This weekend marked the end of Golden Week in Japan, the string of national holidays that create a week of vacation for most people and it was great...

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