Tag Archives: Japan

Fireworks in the Taya Cavern

There are usually 2-3 people in a location that seem to be plopped there to help usher you through the journey. So I feel really guilty that I`m about to laugh at this sweet woman`s expense, but I will. (Excuse … Continue reading

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Culture Shock In Photos

For the past several days I`ve been trying to figure out how the Cloud ate all my photos. The ones that hadn`t been consumed were permanently frozen on my phone, no longer available for sharing, emailing, or converting in to … Continue reading

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Hiroshima – Is It a Must See?

I`ll admit it to you. As much as I like to check off all UNESCO sites no matter how uninteresting some may be, Hiroshima was not high on my list of places to visit. As a UNESCO site it draws … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

The Nose called. “Talk to Dad- here he is.” He`d been sick. “Hey Dad- I`ll be there on the 23rd. Just dropping our stuff in Montreal first.” His voice had changed since he`d gotten sick- a sickness of unknown origin. … Continue reading

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You Know You`re In Japan When…..

Since I`ve been the unblogger for the last several weeks, let me remind you where we left off. The series, “You Know You`re in Japan when…..” I haven`t forgotten or run out of fodder. More on that later. Without further … Continue reading

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You Know You`re In Japan When….

For those of you just tuning in, last post started the series, “You Know You`re In Japan When….” Welcome to this week`s photo flipping, page turning episode entitled: “You know you`re in Japan when you start taking pictures of your … Continue reading

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You Know You`re in Japan When…

As the Clampitts get ready to close the book on Japan, I`ve been thinking about all the things that seemed odd when we arrived. And so begins the series, “You know you`re in Japan when….” Today`s Entry: “You know you`re … Continue reading

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Sign Interpretation for your Next Trip to Asia…

Every now and again I find signs which must be shared. These are necessary in order for you and your loved ones to remain safe and healthy while visiting Japan and perhaps other places in the neighborhood. Please study diligently … Continue reading

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My Corporate Failure and Cherry Blossoms

“Hanami” (flower viewing) season is a time when normal activity in Japan stops so everyone can hurry to their favorite sakura spot in order to lie under the cherry blossoms drinking sake, debating life`s mysteries with friends, or navel gazing … Continue reading

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The Warabi Naked Man Festival

I see you were as intrigued as I to see  gain further cultural enlightenment. The unofficial title drew a bus load of screaming, rabid “50 is the new 20” year olds. Not since the opening of the first male strip … Continue reading

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