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August 23, 2019

Before we begin this story, let me rewind to last May. 

I had just returned from Nikko. 

For the last several years, it's been my tradition to purchase a yukata (a lightweight summer cotton garment similar to a kimono), which is commonly worn at summer festivals and fire...

March 7, 2011

I decided to make a return visit to Kyoto to check out Arashiyama (western Kyoto); on my first visit in December, I visited many of the main sights (Ginkakuji and Kinkakuji, Kiomizudera, Gion, Fushimi-Inari), but hadn't visited western Kyoto. I made it into Kyoto Stati...

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