Cats in Ikebukuro

Cats in Ikebukuro

Lots of cats roaming the streets around this neighborhood. As we consider our cat less of a pet and more of a member of the family, of course we brought her along with us to Japan. Most people are surprised to hear how well she handles travel. Even at the ripe old age...
A Little Late to the Hanami Party

A Little Late to the Hanami Party

I was still getting things up and running around the site when cherry trees started blooming and Hanami, cherry blossom viewing, swept through Tokyo. We were fortunate enough to meet up with a childhood friend of Mary’s who lives here now with her family and we...
Welcome to Ikebukuro

Welcome to Ikebukuro

Tokyo is effin big… yo. Interesting tidbit, of the 47 prefectures in Japan, Tokyo is unique in that it’s the only one that’s called a ‘Municipal Prefecture.’ Basically that means it’s so goddamn big that they were like, “Screw...
Ah, Here’s Japan. Right Where I Left It…

Ah, Here’s Japan. Right Where I Left It…

  Wow. Does it ever feel good to be back. Those who know me are probably already aware, but at the beginning of May, my wife Mary and I moved to Japan as part of her job. Three thoughts have been in my head a lot lately: How grateful I am, not just that Mary has a...

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