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“So, when are you heading back to China?”

“umm, my missions post is Japan…”

Believe me, words fail to express how frequently this dialog has played out during my visits back home.   801 more words

Moving Castles and Red Light(house) Districts

Slowly losing track of time, I’m definitely behind on my travel updates… It’s Tuesday right? Gee whiz, two days of posting to do!! Where to begin? 860 more words

Travel Update

Thatched Roofs and Vine Bridges

Another stop on my tour of Northern Shikoku was the small town of Yashima (屋島), Kagawa Prefecture at the foot a flat-topped mountain. About a 15 minute train ride from the city of Takamatsu on the Seto Inland Sea, Yashima was the site of an… 358 more words


Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Japan

Just back from a trip to Shikoku in Japan, after a long delay in the incoming flight.

This post is intentionally short so as to allow me to catch up with matters which have arisen during my trip. 34 more words


#51: Stone Hand Temple

As I write this I am already back home in the States, after a week of travel that took me to Kyoto, Tokyo, London, and Paris. 396 more words


Bath noodles -- Do you know about this strange Japanese bathing custom?

As soon as my husband started building an iwaburo rock bath in our house, curious neighbors poked their heads in and asked, “When are we going to eat… 1,581 more words