Welcome to Hair Flap Central

Exploring Japan (and the world), one photo at a time.

A 'Hair Flap', You Say?


Hi, 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’…

Recent Blog Posts

The Mist-Shrouded Temple of Murou-Ji

Another week, another temple/shrine post. Just gonna be honest, you visit a lot of these things when you're in Japan. It's one of the perks of living here. That having been said, I do admit to a bit of chronic temple/shrine fatigue. I've been to so many over the years...

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Sendai Flashback: Kameoka Hachimangu

Yet another batch of photos from an afternoon exploring Sendai. On the occasion of this afternoon, Mary and I visited the pleasant Kamekoa Hachimangu in the hills West of Sendai proper. Now you may recall that we've already vistied one Hachiman shrine here on the...

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Strolling Through Kobe, With Strangers & Friends [Pt 3 of 3]

The Motomachi area of Kobe seems sleepy at first glance but it's busting to the seams with personality. As mentioned previously, Kobe kind of lives in the shadows of its bigger neighbors, at least as far as reputations go, yet it's still part of Kansai and pulls on...

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