Category Archives: Sightseeing

On Tengu: Some Musings

In July, when my parents visited me, we visited Mt. Kurama (鞍馬山) in Kyoto. As I predicted, they were impressed by the huge tengu (天狗) face just outside the station, as I was when I first visited here three years … Continue reading

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A Storm is Coming, or, Climbing Mt. Iwate

So, tomorrow is a typhoon. I’ve been in Japan in this general typhoon season at least four times so far, but never really seen anything more than the accompanying rain. Tomorrow, I’m wondering whether I’ll be able to make it … Continue reading

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Belated overview of the last week-and-a-half

Sorry not to post for a while. Not long after I started this blog, I entered a very hectic work week, part of which saw me on an overnight trip (Skills Development Conference for Iwate’s ALTs) and staying in a … Continue reading

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Fukushima Prefectural Culture Center

I came south to Fukushima City for the latter half of the long weekend. The weather is miserable, but I’m now in the Fukushima-ken Bunka Center for an art exhibit, and later I’ll go back to the Prefectural Art Museum … Continue reading

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