Returning to Kumamoto

If you follow the Uncover Japan facebook page at all, you may have seen that this past weekend, I returned to Kumamoto for the first trip since the earthquake. Our time there in late March and early April was wonderful, filled with visits to friends' homes, trips to Kurokawa Onsen (my favorite place in Japan)... Continue Reading →

Experience: Making Karashi Renkon

It's my final week in Kumamoto, which means getting around to all of those things I promised myself I would do before (and never did) or the things I just discovered in the past month and wondered why I had no idea they existed. The karashi renkon class at Murakami was a combination of both... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo: June 2015

Unless something drastic happens, this will be the last Photo Friday post I make from my home here in Kyushu. The movers come in just over a week and we begin the drive to our new digs in Tokyo in mid-July. How did three years go by so fast??? So in honor of my last... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi is a small town in the southern end of Kumamoto Prefecture and, despite the distance from my home, I've actually been there twice. They have a fairly good Doll Festival (though not as impressive as Yanagawa, in my opinion) and some lovely onsen. Here's what I found beneath my feet in Hitoyoshi: The Kuma... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo: April 2015

The countdown until our move date to Tokyo is starting to feel real. With only a few months left in Kyushu (and with a trip back to the US for a family wedding thrown in the mix for part of that), I am now in that stage of an impending change where I want to... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑