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Category Archives: Japan, Travel & Culture
Our first stop of the day is at Kurotani Japanese Paper Museum in Ayabe. Here 800 years of making washi paper by hand is still alive. Continue reading
The large and lively beast barely wedges into the pot. Naturally it isn’t eager to go in. Continue reading
The art of matchless garden design and ancient pine framed by the temple pillars somehow suspends time. Continue reading
To my left a distant cloud of pink catches my attention—a lone tree, magnificent for its startling solitude in the evergreen forest still dark with the last days of winter. Continue reading
This temple visit wasn’t on the original plan; however, the space in front of the gates appeared as if by design and now it’s our destination, if not our destiny. Continue reading
The autumnal fires are in full, glorious blaze on this November morning. Continue reading
We cry out for what we have lost, and we remember you again. Leonard Cohen Continue reading
Though we must wait more than 45 minutes for it (worth every second), we order a set of freshly caught shellfish which is prepared for us on gas grills in the back of the stall. Continue reading