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Picture Perfect Autumn In Naruko Gorge

The fall season is over, but if you’re going to Japan for some 紅葉 (koyo/autumn colors) at the end of this year, check out some of these breathtaking sceneries that you can experience in Naruko Gorge! 661 more words


Fukushima Photo Friday #4

Today’s Fukushima Photo Friday is a guest post – my friend Anne Hirsch took this photo of the Matsushima Illuminations, a beautiful spectacle to behold. Matsushima is technically not in the Fukushima Prefecture – it’s in Miyagi, but it’s close and it was also hit hard by the 2011 tsunami. 31 more words


Parc Georges Valbon (Parc de la Courneuve)

Parc Georges Valbon (aka Parc de la Courneuve) is a huge park (417 ha) in Seine-Saint-Denis. After my visit to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, I walked to the park and spent the rest of the day there, until sunset. 122 more words


Three Days in Nikko

Several hours north of Tokyo lies the town of Nikko, famous for its historic shrines and expansive national park. Already popular with both domestic and international travelers, its attraction skyrockets during the autumn season when the crowds descend in their pursuit of… 860 more words


Tokyo Week 9: In Which We Visit Shinjuku Gyoen and Baby Discovers Grass

Our life in Tokyo has taken on the rhythm of habit and pattern.  We’ve developed little routines living here, ways of going about our day that have become comfortable. 904 more words

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Fall colors in Shikoku.

Couleurs d’automne sur Shikoku.


a flute out of tune

Underneath the moon
Of autumn, my neighbor plays
A flute out of tune.


Art by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka