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just another day…& the band played on  Posted on 03/31/2015
Just another day Spring has arrived in Osaka. My favorite Sakura tree is in bloom and flowers are popping everywhere.   I have started this years spring planting. I am going to try out an upstairs, back lanai veggie planting center....
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Snafkin  Posted on 03/27/2015
  What is a snafkin you ask yourself, since I am not there. Ahh I Reply, because I can read your thoughts. Well you will fnd out later. However before that, lets back up to before the word Snafkin existed in my mind.   I went to...
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SuiZen 吹禅  Posted on 03/23/2015
  Shakuhachi Do, finally it has started. Last week was my first lesson. It was interesting. First off there was some background history on the Shakuhachi. Also on breath, and how to breathe correct. That is most interesting, breath,...
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Osaka Castle i-Kai  Posted on 03/22/2015
Osaka Castle Kyudojo Tai Kai…   I had wanted to attend an opening of the year Tai Kai at Osaka Kyudojo, that however did not work out. This would be my first event there in Osaka. I had thought this was going to be a small...
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Sakai Yondan Shinsa 1  Posted on 03/17/2015
Yondan Shinsa -I   Finally the day was here. A lot of mental trips before hand.  The day before: I went into the Kyudojo… I planned on about an hour of practice then gather my stuff and go home. I thought I would be fairly...
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ok Ready  Posted on 03/13/2015
  I am ready on a couple of levels for the up coming Shinsa. 1. For it to be over, pass or no pass. I am ready to move on. 2. Mentally ready for whatever goes down. I am back to the mind set of ok, most likely I will not pass so,...
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Steps …  Posted on 03/11/2015
Steps forward small or large are good. It is not the size but the direction…Zen I am making headway. Before my break yesterday I had a 60% hit average. I was pleased. I keep telling myself do not get “cocky”. That means...
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Pass or not pass, I will not lose.  Posted on 03/07/2015
There a certain sense of freedom in hopeless Time is ticking down on the Shinsa. I have been putting in a fair amount of work at the Kyudojo. As in everyday for the most part, I have been the last to leave a couple of times. I had accepted...
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Sometimes when you lose, you win…  Posted on 03/03/2015
    I have said this before, it was told to me by one of my Kung Fu family, and Uncle working with me on push hand drill of Tai Chi. In order to see what you are doing wrong you have to lose, give way, yield. There is a Taoist...
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when the student is ready…  Posted on 03/01/2015
And now for something completely different…sort of   When I first gave the thought to really being in Japan. There were several things I wanted to do. Study/ practice Zen, learn Kyudo, continue with ceramics study, and learn...
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  • Rossielienne
    Rossielienne 25 July 2013 05:28:42

    My friends and I with our kids,once stayed at Sakura hotels when we went to Tokyo Sky Tree and Ueno park.Well,we reserved for a room for 3 with four kids with us.The place is consider to be near to central Tokyo.We prefered to eat outside the hotel because menus are not fit for children.The front desk coordinator is friendly and can speak English.There are lots of foreign snacks.We are requested to keep the children quite as possible.

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