Love Japan

In Japanese culture, there is a belief that God is everywhere- in mountains, trees, rocks, even in our sympathy for robots and Hello Kitty toys.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Tokyo Ueno Station and Homelessness

Book Review Between Christmas and New Year I read a fascinating novel by Yu Miri called Tokyo Ueno Station, which was in my Christmas stocking ☺️ The writing style is…

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Setting Intentions in Kochi

New Year’s Eve morning, 2015. Seven years ago. I am sitting in the Emperor Award winning garden of my friend Maki’s grandfather. I have travelled to Takimoto, Kochi, Shikoku, Japan…

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Is a JR Pass worth it?

JR Value? Lots of people ask me this question. On the surface, a JR Pass, or Japan Rail Pass can seem expensive. At this time a 7 day pass is…

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Blossomkitty sitting on a giant black, wooden chair with a padded seat, outside a wooden furniture shop in Takayama, in Japan. She looks very small compared to the chair.

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