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!?

Recent Blog Posts

Sendai Snow

It finally snowed! I’ve been hearing about Sendai’s cold winters and snow since we got here seven months ago but it only got properly cold in the last few weeks, and just this morning we finally woke up to some proper snowfall. Enjoy the view from our... read more

A Few Days in Osaka

Wow, been a while since the last update. Truth be told, I’ve been struggling to maintain a decent pace of photo output ever since restarting blog operations here. It certainly hasn’t been a challenge getting out and taking photos (there’s always... read more

Tanabata Festival in Sendai

Almost every town in Japan has it’s own festival of some sort. Most of them are quite local affairs and it would be unusual for someone more than a couple towns over to know much about them. A few of them, however, are famous nationwide and Sendai’s... read more

Browse the Archives by Era


Fukuma

福岡県宗像郡福間町
2001-2004

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Tokyo

東京都豊島区池袋
2015

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Sendai

宮城県仙台市青葉区
2015-Present

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