Photos and musings from around Japan



March 23, 2018

I fell into a deep, dreamless sleep nearly as soon as I got back to my hotel late Friday night. 

I woke up at 0430, excited at the prospect of revisiting Saihoji (better known as Kokedera, “Moss Temple,” due to its gardens composed of dozens of varieties of velvety mos...

January 16, 2011

The morning after my all-day cooking marathon, I decided to check out Osaka Castle, which was previously closed for the New Year holiday the last time I was there in December. I started by strolling around the castle park looking for cherry blossoms, then made my way p...

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