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A Farewell to Summer

This summer, for the first time in 9 years as an international teacher, I did not travel. It was a strange feeling to bid farewell to my friends, colleagues and neighbors as they all departed for various destinations, knowing that I would be here in our teacher housing compound all summer. 1.362 altre parole


Gion Matsuri | Parade 2

Une semaine après la premiere parade, ou Saki Matsuri Junko 先祭り巡行, voici la seconde, de moindre envergure mais un peu plus variée avec deux parties bien distinctes. 371 altre parole


Iconic Kyoto

Despite soaking me like a drowned rat, the rain was kind enough to let up so I could visit the vermilion torii tunnels of the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine grounds and the famous forest at Arashiyama. 116 altre parole

Chiang Mai

Miyabi-kai | Yasaka Jinja

Ce matin au sanctuaire Shintô Yasaka Jinja se déroulait une cérémonie un peu particulière dénommée Miyabi-kai みやび会 et spécialement adressée aux Maiko et Geiko du quartier de… 519 altre parole


Japan 2016: Kyoto

On to Kyoto, where we spent the majority of our trip and still had only barely begun to see the incredible city.

We rented an apartment in the Higashiyama area, only a moment’s walk from Gion. 1.948 altre parole


Can a simple plastic bottle cure you of armpit sweat?

An easy trick rooted in Japanese tradition claims to be able to curb embarrassing pit stains and the social ills they cause. 867 altre parole


Running late

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least as fast as that!”

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