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It's true what they say about love and death

When I started this blog, I said that one of my aims was to answer the question, “What has Japan got to do with the Catholic Church?”  So far I’ve compared Japanese culture to Church teachings, finding that sometimes they’re quite similar, and sometimes quite different.  458 more words


All-female Takarazuka Revue set to perform Rurouni Kenshin musical early next year

In early 2016, the beloved Rurouni Kenshin series will be getting its first musical adaptation by the Takarazuka Revue, Japan’s all-female musical theater troupe! If you’re a fan of the manga and singing, check out when and where the musical will be performed and start planning accordingly. 406 more words


Rurouni Kenshin musical, part 2

I don’t know if I managed to explain properly why I can’t really convince myself of Chigi as Kenshin (an unpopular opinion as I’ve seen so far): 341 more words


Rurouni Kenshin musical

So the Takarazuka Revue has announced that they will be doing a musical version of my all-time favorite anime/manga: Rurouni Kenshin

While I’ve expected this before, and have imagined it many times, now that it’s actually happening, I have to say I’m disappointed. 293 more words


Japan trip 2015

My first Japan trip has been decided!

I’ll be in Japan from October 20 to 25.

I originally wanted to go in November, closer to the end of the run of Hanagumi’s Tale of Genji/Melodia, but I lucked out on the ticket sale. 53 more words


W is for 不思議

is for fushigi, or the Japanese word for wonder. There are so many wondrous, marvelous places in Japan; too many to speak of them all in a post like this. 103 more words


"Pink Pussy" up for sale in Hyogo Prefecture

While perusing Japanese restaurant website Tabelog recently, I came across a little cafe in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, called Pink Pussy. Quite what it was I don’t know, but something about the place really appealed to me so I hopped on a train over there. 634 more words