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Cycle Around Japan : A journey through Noto Peninsula

In this episode of CYCLE AROUND JAPAN by NHK, we will take you to a spring journey of Noto Peninsula. The Noto Peninsula makes up the northern half of Ishikawa Prefecture, extending about 100 kilometers into the Sea of Japan. 79 more words


Cycle Around Japan : A Journey through Boso Peninsula

In this new episode of CYCLE AROUND JAPAN by NHK, we will recommend a journey that you may start cycling as soon as you arrived at Japan. 163 more words


東海道五十三次 The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (東海道五十三次 Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi), in the Hōeidō edition (1833–1834), presented here, is a series of ukiyo-e woodcut prints created by Utagawa Hiroshige after his first travel along the Tōkaidō in 1832. 485 more words



Friends invited my husband and me to go snowshoeing with them last Sunday. We’d been skiing—both downhill and cross-country—but had never tried this winter activity. 126 more words

Just For Fun


I admire people who make a living by blending art and science. On a recent visit to the Simon Pearce flagship store in Quechee, Vermont, I witnessed creativity and precision in action by glassblowers. 264 more words

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Wine and Cheese Weekend

On Saturday my family took a drive to Nashoba Valley Winery in rural Bolton, MA. If you’re looking for a nice afternoon outdoors, the owners welcome visitors to picnic on the rolling hills next to the winery. 157 more words


Pianos in Boston

On a recent afternoon in Boston with my daughters, we were pleasantly surprised to witness colorful pianos in the streets. Play Me, I’m Yours is the idea of Luke Jerram, artist and creator of the popular movement in more than 50 cities around the world. 36 more words

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