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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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I Miss Eating Marbo-Yakisoba

For the most part, every town in Japan has at least a couple quasi-official “signature foods” that they’re famous for. Sometimes it’s a genuine fame, such as Sendai’s Gyuutan (beef tongue) or Kumamoto’s Basashi (raw horse), either... read more

Exploring Sendai by Bike: Expedition 01

The pile of photos from I’ve yet to post from Sendai is insane. It’s not even a pile, it’s a mountain, some going back as far as September, which is when the photos in today’s post were taken. At some point while still living in Sendai, I had... read more

Sendai’s Dontosai Festival: It’s Not Arson, It’s Culture!

I suppose I should get around to wrapping up the remaining posts I’d intended to write while still in Sendai now that I’m back to a semi-regular posting schedule (knock on wood). While we’re certainly enjoying the living hell out of Osaka so far, I definitely miss the... read more

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