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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

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Where I was for the Great Tohoku Earthquake

This is Ohirashita Station in Tochigi.I was stranded at this station for five hours on March 11, 2011. (Read my account of that day here.) It’s been seven months now that I’m in Japan.  So long, in fact, that on … Continue reading

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An expatriot on the Fourth of July

It is weird not being in America on the Fourth of July. This is one of the last things I thought I’d care about while living abroad.  I define myself more readily as a New Yorker than an American.  Despite … Continue reading

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