Friday Photo: October 2014

Do you ever have those days were the weather is perfect, the light is perfect, and nothing can mess with your travel mojo? My husband had a work commitment in Iwakuni in the middle of October so - along with our daughter - we drove the four hours up to Hiroshima prefecture for what essentially... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Fireworks Displays

Like catching cicadas and chasing fireflies, fireworks in Japan are an integral part of the summer experience. Originally used to scare off evil spirits, fireworks (hanabi in Japanese) today are an exuberant affair. During my first week in Japan years ago, I remember joining the yukata-clad masses for the best light show ever over Tokyo Bay. If... Continue Reading →

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