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A New Tokyo Resident

I’ve moved to Japan! Tokyo is now my new home and I’ve settled in like it’s no ones business. I have waited to move here for what felt like forever but in reality was only about 7 months, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t really that long, but I was impatient to get here. 447 more words


Japanniversary #2

The day before our Japanniversary, Will woke up crying. His eyelids were glued together with green goop and dried crud was stuck to his cheeks. It was our first bout with pinkeye. 1,250 more words

Life In Japan

The many meanings of May... also who is Morris?

Readers readers readers… in a convenient reflection of my state of mind this weekend, this update has been lounging about unhurriedly in my drafts for almost A WEEK, in which time developments have begun to pile up and I have fallen woefully behind. 1,098 more words


Nanmin Matsuri: なんみん祭

波上宮 Naminoue Shrine, located in Naha.

神輿 mikoshi: palanquin used to transport Shinto deities, a portable shrine.

なんみん祭: Nanmin Matsuri (Naminoue Shrine festival, Nanmin is the shrine’s name in Okinawan language) 439 more words


Hojo godai festival in Odawara, the mikoshi section

A mikoshi (神輿) is a divine palanquin (also translated as portable Shinto shrine). Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine.


Coming Soon - Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade

Welcome back! Currently I am putting together the next Travel Photography location, Yokosuka Japan. This story will be one of a series of of adventures in Japan starting with the yearly autumn “Mikoshi Parade” event. 27 more words