Osaka Era 2016-Present

Osaka Hair Flap

Our tasks in Sendai complete, we migrated again. This time, our home is the sprawling metropolis of Osaka, known for it’s congenial inhabitants and famous for it’s…everything.

From the Streets of Minoo

Minoo is a town in the North of Osaka at the base of the hills. It's home to the increasingly well-known craft brewer Minoh Beer. These were snapped on the sleepy neighborhood streets while walking to their annual beer festival (well, one of them anyway) in the park...

B-Sides: Osaka & (kind of) Nara

Today's serving of images features some goodies from around the Kansai area. As Mary and I were coming home one evening from something, somewhere, we found ourselves on the Keihan Main line, which we don't often ride. The waterfront view from the train looked...

A Glimpse of Imazato’s “New Road”

A while back, while I was waiting to meet my wife for an event, I found myself strolling around the neighborhood of Imazato and came across a time portal. Okay, not exactly, but it might as well have been. What it actually was, was a local, 1km long shōtengai (商店街), a...

Spring in Osaka: Exploration Expedition 05

It's getting Spring-y in Osaka these days. Winter clothes are getting put away and short sleeves are coming out. This weekend marked the end of Golden Week in Japan, the string of national holidays that create a week of vacation for most people and it was great...

Grey Hanami at Osaka Castle 2017

After all the hype, this year turned out to be a thoroughly grey and wet Hanami on the day we made our outing under the blooming Sakura trees. That's not to say the whole season was like that, of course. It just happened that the day we met up with some Mary's...

Prelude to Hanami 2017

It's been colder than usual, for longer than usual this year. That means that Hanami is a tad delayed. That's fine though since I still have some photos from last year's Sakura season to tide us over until the skies are thick with pink petals and the parks are full...

Out From the Shadows

Hooooooly smokes, y'all. First post in eight months, that was a rather substantial lapse in activity here, eh? So where the hell have I been and what the hell have I been up to? First things first, 'cause I tend to ramble. Before I lose you in loquaciousness, I...

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