Welcome to Hair Flap Central

Photos and occasional words from one American’s experience(s) in Japan.

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A 'Hair Flap', You Say?

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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Out My Front Door

We live in the city, which is a thing I never get sick of. It’s one of those nice “little things” when you’re greeted by an interesting (at least in my estimation) view every time you open the door to leave your home and go out into the world.... read more

Get Ye to a Mountaintop

Whenever I find myself in a new environment, particularly in a city, one of the first things I have the irresistible urge to do is get to the highest point I can and survey the area. There’s just no better way to get a handle on how all the areas you’ll... read more

Hiking IN a River (No, That’s Not a Typo)

Last week there was a holiday weekend so instead of competing with the rest of the nation on buying overpriced plane/train tickets to go to overcrowded destinations, we went camping with some friends up in the hills of beautiful Miyagi Prefecture. I think I mentioned... read more

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