Category Archives: Japan

on my last evening in Tokyo

salaryman: -catches up w me and babbles- me: wakarimasen nippon-go sm: oh. english? me: hai. sm: you pretty, i like you. me: right. thanks. sm: i thinking, i want play with you. do you want play? me: what do you … Continue reading

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nature walk at takao-san

i needed to get away from the intensity of Tokyo, and shinjuku station was lined with posters and video ads of Takaosan. it looked easy and near enough, so i gave it a try on a thursday. apparently it gets … Continue reading

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yasukuni shrine

[a continuation from the previous post on the east imperial garden] from the east garden, one can walk through the kitanomaru koen to reach (notice the schoolgirls with yellow umbrellas walking out from a nearby school, under the daiichi torii) … Continue reading

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imperial gardens east

after the previous evening where I’d gotten lost at shinjuku, i needed a bit of quiet and headed to the east imperial gardens. it was drizzling slightly, which perhaps added to the dreamy romance of the gardens. being summer, the … Continue reading

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tokyu hands

“Tokyu Hands, the department store with everything for the home you ever wanted…” -Protagonist, in Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance. in my case, the home office. after having once lugged a souvenir pint glass and a christmas market hot chocolate mug … Continue reading

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pretty ethnic clothing: the yukata

this is the last of a 3-part series on ethnic clothing, this time, focusing on the yukata, the summer kimono. how i ended up in a yukata was serendipitous. it was my last day in japan, and i had a … Continue reading

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what i ate in tokyo

i admit, im doing this post so that i can delete the food photos from my phone, because i get so very hungry every time i flick through my gallery. so, first up – most memorable meal in tokyo – … Continue reading

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