Tag Archives: Osaka

Swaying Chandeliers

1 On Friday, I wake up early, eat a bowl of cereal and put on my suit to go to the Graduation. The suit is a charcoal pinstripe, which I bought at the annual Daimaru Department Store suit sale. The … Continue reading

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Heisei 26.1.13 Coming of Age Day

Today is the day Japanese 20-year-olds put their best suits or kimonos on and go to the local city hall to meet friends and listen to dull speeches. It’s a national holiday, and, having a mild cold, I celebrated it … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Generation Gap in Osaka, 2010

Last Friday afternoon, the first teaching day of the year, I was sitting around chatting  with a few students about New Year Resolutions. I told them I’d decided to finally read War and Peace. Student A: One Piece? Me: No, … Continue reading

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