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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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Lots of Old Crap at Shitennoji Flea Market

About a ten minute bike ride from our flat is Shitennoji (四天王寺), officially the oldest, active Buddhist temple in all of Japan. Pretty darn neato! And while the temple itself seems nice, what took me there was not the grounds themselves but what happens on the 21st...

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Revisiting Tokyo: 18 Years Later

  TOKYO: 18 YEARS LATER 1997~2015 By no means am I “old,” though I am without question getting older. Subtle heralds of this fact make their unwelcome presence known from time to time. Things such as not being able to drink all night and be completely hangover...

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Rinnou-Ji Temple

On one of Sendai’s many hillsides, there’s a very pleasant temple by the name of Rinno-ji. Mary and I wandered up there last autumn and loved the quiet stroll up the bamboo-lined steps as well as the gardens on the temple grounds.   Straight off the...

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