Monthly Archives: April 2011

More gifts: sweets & hanko

I received yet more gifts from students (previous presents include chocolates, fruit, sweets, books, doughnuts, and cookies). Shin, whom I read articles with on Thursday nights from 9:05-9:55, took a business trip to Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost island) and brought me … Continue reading

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Indian food & rude foreigners

After an hour-long detour to see cherry blossoms in Mamada yesterday, we went to Tokyo.  Both pretty exhausted with a late start and no particular destination in mind, we set our sights on Indian food. For those of you who … Continue reading

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Sakura in Mamada, Japan

Mike found an amazing shrine with bountiful and beautiful sakura in nearby Mamada.  We decided to go yesterday since the blossoms are already starting to die.Thanks to Mike for taking the photos.  This next one’s by me: There’s much more … Continue reading

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Asakusa, Tokyo & Gundam Cafe

With the arrival of beautiful spring weather Mike and I took a daytrip to Asakusa, Tokyo to see the city’s oldest shrine, Sensō-ji. Before we even got to the shrine, we were stopped by a Japanese TV crew yet again … Continue reading

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Yokohama – photos!

Mike wrote two posts about Yokohama, a coastal and historical part of Japan south of Tokyo: 1. Yokohama Museum – lots of iPhone photos here.  They’re really strict about cameras in museums in Japan. 2. Yokohama: Reloaded – lots of … Continue reading

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Busy

Hi all.  Just wanted to quickly remind you that I haven’t forgotten about my blog.  The new school year started in Japan this week.  Consequently, I’ve been really busy replanning lessons and adjusting to a fluid schedule when I’m not … Continue reading

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