Experience: Lavender in Hokkaido

Not too long after my university years, I lived in France for awhile. While I loved my home in the Dijon region in central-eastern France, I always harbored a not-so-secret desire to head south to Provence to see the famous lavender. I never did make it but - lucky me - I moved to Japan... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Kitanakagusuku

It seems a bit odd to be posting a flowery manhole cover in the height of leaf-peeping season but after a thorough examination of my photo catalogs, I couldn't find any with maple leaves. So flowers it is. Kitanakagusuku is an unassuming little community in the middle of Okinawa's main island. It's bordered by the... Continue Reading →

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