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JAPAN

  • JAPAN KYOTO

    Sakura in Japan | Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

    There is a Japanese phrase that beautifully captures the fleeting nature of sakura: mono no aware -- the "awareness of impermanence (無常mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or…

    April 12, 2016
  • JAPAN TRAVEL

    While in Japan

    I had grand plans before leaving for Japan for a couple weeks, even going so far as to attempt to "schedule posts" while I was away, but as you may have noticed, that never…

    March 31, 2016
  • JAPAN MEMENTOS

    Souvenirs of | Japan

    A few souvenirs picked up and pilfered along the way. We're not huge souvenir people to begin with. Knowing my hoarding tendencies we stick with small collectibles like ornaments (or things we can use…

    February 13, 2016
  • JAPAN

    Japan | Bits & Pieces

    And now for a random assortment of photos and GIFs that didn't fit anywhere else. My first glimpse of Japan as the plane prepared to land in Fukuoka. I took a train to Busan,…

    February 12, 2016
  • JAPAN TOKYO

    Japan | Our Tokyo Apartment

    We rented a little Tokyo apartment, in Kamiyama-chō, a residential neighborhood in Shibuya, a couple buildings away from a beautiful Japanese book store (that opened until midnight!) and several blocks away from a wonderful…

    February 10, 2016
  • FOOD JAPAN TOKYO

    Japan | Tokyo – Harajuku & Roppongi

    After an afternoon of sightseeing at Meiji Shrine, we walked to nearby Harajuku in search of "the perfect cup" of coffee.Behind the Tadao Ando-designed Omotesando Hills shopping center, through a residential neighborhood, and across…

    February 6, 2016
  • JAPAN TOKYO

    Japan | Tokyo – Meiji Shrine

    In the middle of one of the busiest areas of Tokyo lies Yoyogi Park, an expansive stretch of ruggedly curated green space in an otherwise concrete jungle. Through these torii gates a hidden world…

    February 2, 2016
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