Crash Course: Kappa

Now that I've moved back to Tokyo and finally settled into the new apartment, it's time to start shopping to kit out my kitchen. Compared to my old kitchen in Kumamoto, I have three times the space in this one. No more carting appliances from the living room when I want to use them and... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Mifune

For such a small town in the middle of nowhere Kumamoto prefecture, Mifune has some pretty cool manhole covers. The first one I tracked down had dinosuars (dinosaurs!) on it, a bit of an advertisement for the city's Dinosaur Museum. (No, I haven't been yet but it's too intriguing to miss!) The other week, however,... Continue Reading →

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