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I went to Japan and I put on 50kgs.

So, first of all I guess, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Many, many things have happened in the last few days of Japan, and, I apologize in advance for any worse than usual grammar. 830 more words

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Sapporo is freezing, freezing cold.

Perhaps that shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does, after all what would any reasonable person expect at a Snow Festival? Perhaps I really should have brought the heinously-ugly-but-undoubtedly-warm-Kathmandu-jacket. 681 more words

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Tokyo is much more exciting than this post is going to be.

So, Japan! After a long and hellish (but ultimately safe) flight, I’ve finally made it to Japan. It’s ridiculously awesome. Even more awesome that I thought it would be and let me tell you, I had some pretty high expectations. 329 more words

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Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

Yes, more pictures from one of our favorite (small & peaceful) places in Japan.

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Readings: Japanese History 2

As promised (mostly to myself) I read Everyday things in premodern Japan. The hiden legacy of material culture. written by Susan B. Hanley.

Hanley tries to grasp what impact things of everyday use have on lifestyles and how these things evolved or changed during the Tokugawa Period (1615-1868 a.d.) and early Meiji (1868-1912). 367 more words

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Kamakura Temple: Prayer Tablets

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China Town in Yokohama, Japan

One of our favorite places.

Taken right after the new year…

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