Photos and musings from around Japan



April 28, 2011

Ahhh....last night on the way off base, I was eclipsed by an exodus of giddy young ATC and GCI students (and a few pilots) in civvies making a beeline for the gate (and freedom). Today is the first day of Golden Week, when three national holidays fall in close successi...

April 16, 2011

Today after checking out I headed over to Nishihongan-ji in the hopes of tracking down stores selling Buddhist goods, particularly rin gongs. The temple itself was very crowded, as there were several religious tour groups and some sort of ceremony being conducted. The...

April 9, 2011

Kyoto's most famous temples, shrines and parks draped in gorgeous cherry blossoms.

April 1, 2011

After getting a super-early start from Komaki, I managed to make it into Shin-Osaka station at 8:25, dropped my luggage off at my hotel and was at Tennoji Station by 9:20. 9:30: Starbucks, nonfat Cafe Mocha in hand and jazz music on the stereo. Our group was supposed t...

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