Expat blog Japan  Register now

Zen's Sekai - Japan

 Latest posts on Zen's Sekai - Japan

The Pilgrimage: Return to Banpacku  Posted on 12/11/2014
  The pilgrimage : R.I.P. Nogami Sensei An so I am off . It started out very rainy this morning, still very cloudy, but no rain. I dressed for max foul weather as one does ( should do ) when traveling to parts unknown. I had thought...
Read more
R.I.P. Nogami Sensei  Posted on 12/09/2014
Nogami Sensei  Once upon a time, back in the day when I was still an innocent infant to Kyudo, before I learned about the factions, the separations, the politics ( people always got to be trippn). At that time I thought Kyudo was...
Read more
Kishiwada Osamei Kai – 2014  Posted on 12/08/2014
The weather has been cold and very windy as of late. Today I wrapped up like what people do in the winter and go out, and walked to the train station. I was off to Kyudo the end of the year Kai. I was expecting a fair amount of people....
Read more
Nov…and the band played on  Posted on 11/30/2014
We have been fairly busy as a band this last week or so. I like it, gives me a sense of the old self back in the day, but a better me.   We had a real rehearsal finally. I pushed for that it was irksome not having some new songs and...
Read more
Zen’s excellent B/ W photo weekend. Prt II  Posted on 11/13/2014
Zen’s excellent Black and white weekend. Part II Next up Kyudo. LZ finally had time to make the needed adjustments on my kimono and junban. So now I could do some real practice in full gear. Nice it was sort of on the cool side as it...
Read more
Black -n- White weekend  Posted on 11/09/2014
Weekend in B/W   I have an acquaintance in France I met via Kyudo, in Tokyo. He sent me a challenge via FaceBook to do a B/W photo a day post for 5 days. I took oa few days thinking on it and figured it would be fun. I accepted the...
Read more
the Mosrite sessions- Oct  Posted on 10/29/2014
  There was a problem with the trains. It is good I found out early. It was still morning when LZ checked on my train schedule. I needed to be in Kobe by 6:30 pm, we, the Matsuo band, was the opening act. So needed to be there on...
Read more
The band played on  Posted on 10/27/2014
I was off to the club, by now I knew the way pretty comfortably. The Super Blues thing went well, over all we could sound like a loose group of fair players. I would really like to get in some serious practice time, but that is another...
Read more
The Kimono Saga  Posted on 10/19/2014
Back in the day, when I was making the change from Shibata style to the Renmei, I figured I would do enough test til I reached Yon-dan and I could wear my Father-in-Law’s Kimono. Well I found out several things since then. ...
Read more
Spiritual Kyudo  Posted on 10/16/2014
  When I first started Kyudo I practiced with the Shibata Kyudo group. We had our class at the Shambhalah Meditation Center in Berkeley, Ca. I enjoyed it. We did a short 10 min mediation before class. Nothing deep, heavy, profound....
Read more
Show all posts (10) 


  • 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.

Expatriate health insurance Osaka
Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Osaka.
>> Click here
Expat banking Osaka
Discover the benefits of expat banking for people living and working abroad.
>> Click here
Moving to Osaka
A few tips from professionals about moving to Osaka.
>> Click here
Travel insurance Osaka
Don't worry and travel happy across Osaka.
>> Click here