Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Road to Houshi Onsen, Part 4: Epilogue

I slept like a teething baby. I’ll never get used to those old bean-filled Japanese pillows – I woke up in the middle of the night with a wicked crick in my neck. After a bit of tossing and turning … Continue reading

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Bicycle Lane, Yotsubashisuji, Namba

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The Way

Every now and then, someone asks me for directions. Admittedly, in a town where many people are amazed that any foreigner can make it from home to work and back again, this doesn’t happen very often. When it does, I’m … Continue reading

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Children’s Wear Store, Sakai City, Osaka

In the Diamond City Mall, near Kitahanada Station. When I see signs like this, I feel as though my life here has been in vain.

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Enlightened Peace

For 80 years, April 29th has been a holiday in Japan. From 1927 to 1988 it was the Emperor (Hirohito)’s Birthday. When he finally died, the holiday was kept and the name changed to Green Day, not after his favourite … Continue reading

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