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July 29th

Tokyo, as a city, exists as much above and below ground as it does on the surface. Walking the small alleys and streets surrounding Yurakucho station is an act of exploration. 977 more words


November in Nikko

I climbed about a bazillion stairs so I could fully appreciate a $40 billion shrine; ate copious amounts of food I can’t identify, let alone name; and disrobed in front of strangers. 907 more words

Military Life

Good manners

They say that Japanese are very well mannered. These posters can be found at metro stations in Tokyo


Japan Day 1 in the books!

Off for a 10 day vacay to Japan. We will be visiting Tokyo and Kyoto.

Here are some clips from today.


City Flags of the Day: Toyko

Tokyo has two official flags.

The first one depicts the crest of the city, which is referred to as a mon in Japanese culture.  A mon work in the same way that crests do in European heraldic tradition.   179 more words

City Flag