Monthly Archives: September 2012

Before the typhoon cometh…

We are currently in the path of two typhoons! The first is scheduled to arrive Sunday, so today (Saturday) we decided to make the most of our not-yet-rainy weather. We headed out to Shinagawa for their annual festival, which is … Continue reading

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Sumo mania

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before– thanks largely to my former boss, I’ve become slightly hooked on Sumo. ¬†For a sport that sounds silly from the outside, it’s actually quite fun and they structure the matches well enough that … Continue reading

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Friendship Day Taiko

On August 25th Miyabi Arashi taiko school, led by Moko-Sensei, performed at the US embassy compound friendship day. It was a lot of fun, but also very hot. This is a clip of River piece, which is one of my … Continue reading

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Busy Week with Visitors

This week we had visitors — Matt and Frank flew in last Saturday, and we promptly stuffed them full of Japanese food, and took them around to the sites. I took a few days off, but poor Jen had another … Continue reading

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Izu Peninsula (Tara’s Photos)

We still have an older post to catch up with, but I want to get started on our long weekend in Izu peninsula while it’s still fresh in my mind. On Saturday morning Jen and I caught a shinkansen down … Continue reading

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