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100 Views of Japan: 9

My cubby for my shoes, with my name written on the door in Japanese.


Birthday Month in Review

Now that it’s July, I figured I’d better give a summary of June. June was a pretty good month. Not only was the temperature just right (in the 70’s in Sendai, albeit a bit rainy) and some of my favorite flowers were (and still are) in bloom (hydrangeas “ajisai”, roses “bara”, gardenias “kuchinashi”, irises “airisu”, etc.), but it was also my birthday month! 807 more words

Everyday Life

Geisha : Maiko Vs. Geiko

Differences between Maiko-san and Geiko-san
(Left – Maiko, Right – Geiko)

Most people is familiar with the world Geisha (How can you not know famous movie “the memoirs of Geisha”?). 230 more words


Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) Anime Review (Short Version)

Genre Tags: Drama, Music, School, Romance(unofficially), Shoujou Ai/Yuri(unofficially)

Seasons/Episodes: 13

Synopsis: Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school’s brass band club as a first year. 258 more words


小暑と大暑・Sho'usho and Taisho



Around July 7, when the feast of tanabata is celebrated, it also marks the beginning of sho’usho.  It is the 15th day since  201 more words

San Francisco

Otaku Summit 2015

Otaku Summit 2015 was a gathering of cosplay/anime enthusiasts at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on March 28-29th.

Otaku Summit 2015 -YouTube Video


きっと勝つ & 御礼

Although my time here is limited, I’m still learning new stuff every day about the Japanese language and it’s culture. Today as well the strangest thing (?) happened to me. 700 more words