Spring in Osaka: Exploration Expedition 05

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

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...
Prelude to Hanami 2017

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...
Out From the Shadows

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...
Revisiting Tokyo: 18 Years Later

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...
Rinnou-Ji Temple

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...
Exploring Sendai: Expedition 03

Exploring Sendai: Expedition 03

What a weird, busy week. Every day I thought it would be the day to get that “big” post I’ve been working on done and up, but every time the day had evaporated before I knew it. Where is all the time going? Anyway, I’ll be damned if I’m...
Exploring Sendai by Bike: Expedition 02

Exploring Sendai by Bike: Expedition 02

Another group of random images from another random bike ride last autumn. Most of these were taken in the Hachiman area of Sendai. Check out the design on this awesome crosswalk/traffic light! These were scattered around a couple neighborhoods in town and I loved...

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