Photos and musings from around Japan



February 19, 2011

In honor of Hina Matsuri (雛祭り, Girls' Day or Doll Festival), Komaki International Association had a cooking class featuring hamaguri no osuimono (clear clam soup), chirashi sushi, and strawberry mousse. We made the dishes in reverse order beginning with the mousse (str...

February 12, 2011

When I finally meandered down to the lobby around 9 am, the first sight I saw was magical: large white snowflakes coming down fast and furiously. As I stepped outside, however, my enthusiasm (and clothes) was dampened by what was apparently sleet (very wet snow that tu...

February 10, 2011

Despite not packing the night before, I made it to Nagoya by 9:05 (and ran into two of my new students in the Hisaya-Odori subway station!), but had to wait until 10:25 for the next reserved seat to Hiroshima, which cost a whopping 13,800 (then again, the Green Car sea...

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