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Entry for ENO?s Mini Opera Script Competition  Posted on 05/20/2012
Some Few Are Spared (A woman wakes in her side of the bed, shaken by a dream of someone who once slept in the empty other half.) WOMAN: No wake, the sign read, and he won't. Took for granted how far his boat could go alone, Cast a sail...
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Another graduation song…  Posted on 03/12/2012
Appropriately titled “Graduation” originally sung by Hikaru Genji, but I’m rather fond of this cover by Heike-ha, a temporary group made up of members from Tokio and V6.   We won't forget Graduation. We will...
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One Graduation Song  Posted on 03/09/2012
The graduation ceremony for the third years will be this coming Monday. It never fails to amaze me how few things have changed in Japanese schools. My students still have the same hair-styles, the boys wear the black gakuran, the girls the...
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Doll’s Festival  Posted on 03/03/2012
Let's light the paper lanterns, And raise up the peach blossoms. A five-man band of whistles and drums, Today will be a fun Doll's Festival. The Emperor and the Empress Side-by-side, expressions blank. The white-faced court lady...
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Strong like ox.  Posted on 02/07/2012
I’ve pictures I need to finish posting, and when I’m behind in that I avoid posting at all because it makes me feel guilty. But an un-updated blog is a thing of woe, so I’m going to tell you some silly little recent...
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Kinki Kids “Odd-Shaped Stone” lyrics  Posted on 01/11/2012
New single, “Kawatta Katachi no Ishi” out today! This is an interesting version with the backup instrumentals removed: 変わったかたちの石 歌詞 翻訳 英語 When did I pick up This odd shaped stone From the river of...
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Fushimi Inari Taisha. August 20th 2011  Posted on 01/09/2012
I adore this shrine. If I had my way, I’d visit every week, and it was one of the main reasons I wanted to bring my mother to Kyoto. This is one of those thousand-word pictures. My camera has an “identify the face”...
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Kitano Tenmangu, Toji  Posted on 01/09/2012
The real draw of Toji for me is the antique market held on the grounds the 21st of every month.
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Tofuku-ji, August 19th 2011  Posted on 01/08/2012
Tofuku-ji is a temple that makes me go ?a right from the start. Its name is a portmanteau - or ?name-squish? as my not-so-inner-fan-girl would say ? of Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji in Nara.
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