Last weekend, I went on a great trip to Toyama prefecture to climb Tateyama. Toyama is famous for its giant walls of snow in winter but in September the weather is warm and the mountains are green with many flowers. It truly was a beautiful scene. I got to the top of Tateyama and enjoyed […]
Thanks for all the Fish
Earlier this week, I was able to indulge in one of the perks of living in Osaka. I decided that I wanted to eat fish for dinner. That’s a pretty exciting time, since Japan obviously has tons of delicious, fresh fish no matter where you go but this day was particularly good, since I had […]
Traditional Japanese Theater … In English?
Last Saturday, I was able to experience something very special: English rakugo (落語). For those that don’t know, rakugo is a traditional form of storytelling in which a single performer, with only a kimono, a wood block, and a fan, is seated upon a cushion on a dais and proceeds to tell a story in […]