Life Moves On
My last few weeks in Japan were full of adventures, parties, packing, and goodbyes. I had little time for the website, and upon getting to Nepal I've been without internet and unable to post anything new. So, before I start posting about Nepal, I have a few pictures from my last few days in Japan.   ISO 500  f/4  1/6 ...
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一期一会
一期一会 (ichigoichie) this Japanese saying has really made an impact on my life in the last few years. When I first heard it on New Years Eve 2 years ago, I thought my friends had said ichigoichien (Strawberry, 1 yen) and it was more of a joke to me than something that would change my life. As time when on I realized that the saying w ...
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The Month With No Gods
Last week, the day after the Adult Sports Day my friend who just moved in next door invited me over for a Nabe (鍋) Party. One of the other guests was my friend's senpai who is currently riding his bike around the entire country of Japan, but had flown back to Saga to join in on sports day. At one point we chose to come over to my a ...
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Second to One
In Japanese schools, Sports Day is a big event every year. Students spend several weeks of school preparing for their Undokai (運動会) where they will spend an entire day (usually a Sunday) competing against their classmates in various events. As a teacher, I attended several of these sports days, and even participated in multiple eve ...
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A Little Boy in Hiroshima
On August 16th 1945, the first atomic bomb ever used during a time of war was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Of the approximately 140,000 people that died from "Little Boy" 70,000 were killed instantly. The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was the only structure inside the hypocenter to survive the blast. A ...
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The Fox and the Tree
Shinto Shrines ( 神社 )are all over Japan, you can find massive ones in the middle of cities, or small ones tucked down a side street. There are many types of shrines for different gods. One type is the Inari Shrine, where the Inari God is the god of foxes, fertility, rice, tea, sake, agriculture and industry, and of general prosperi ...
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The Evasive Sanshou
Sanshou (山椒) a spice used in Japan, mostly known for accompanying eel. I had never heard of it until the other day, when a photography website that I'm part of posted a brief from a magazine wanting a picture of it. I had a look and found out that there are several large farms that grow it not far away from where I live. I decided ...
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