Category Archives: Uncategorized

Self-storage in Tokyo: Totally Lacking

I’ve noticed a lot of search results for self-storage Tokyo.  I wrote a blog post a few months ago about a company called Terrada Trunk Room. A word of advice… DON’T USE THEM! They’re not shady or anything, but despite … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Namjatown

In a skyscraper named Sunshine City in the Ikebukuro section of Tokyo lies Namjatown, a mini theme park sponsored by Namco® and home to Ice Cream City, Gyoza Town, a few rides, cosplayers, and a horror floor. Our friend Koji … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creepy man on the train

Every Friday I take the Ryomo Line from Oyama west 40 minutes to Ashikaga.  If Oyama is borderline country, Ashikaga is the sticks.  Fittingly, the train that services this area is old.  The train’s seats are perpendicular rather than parallel … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Self storage in Tokyo

I need to find a self-storage place to stash one of my suitcases while I’m traveling for four weeks before I head home to New York.  I’m leaving Tochigi for the south, but will be in Tokyo for my last … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

着物 Kimono

Like many things in Japan, dressing in a kimono is a thoughtful, artistic process.  Composed of many layers of cloth, there are a multitude of options when it comes to tying the individual pieces.  The 帯 obi (sash-like piece around the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Scarf knitting

I made this scarf for my fashionable friend Christina for Christmas. As you can see, it is a navy scarf.  This piece is 18 cm wide (~7 in.) and 162 cm long (~5’4″).  It was knit with US size 7 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birthday Extravaganza: Disney in Japan

I celebrated my 23rd birthday in Tokyo Disney. Funnily enough, Tokyo Disney is located on the outskirts of Tokyo and is actually a bit annoying to get to.  The Disney hotel was absurdly overpriced (even with the sweet advantage of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment