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What I'll Miss  Posted on 02/25/2015
What's that?  You're surprised that I'm actually going to miss something?  What with all the complaining I've done over the past (almost) four years?  Well, it's true....it's hard for me to...
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Play Halls  Posted on 02/23/2015
I can't ride off into the sunset without a word or two about the "children's play halls" (jidoukan, 児童館) that you can find here in Japan. These are indoor / outdoor play places to which you can bring your kid (s)....
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Cute Cars Redux  Posted on 02/10/2015
This post is just to share photos I've collected of a fun Japanese trend.  It's popular  (more so than in the US) to decorate the inside of your car with stuffed animals, trinkets etc.  It's something that...
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Bento Bonanza  Posted on 02/03/2015
If you have a Pinterest account, you most likely know to what "bento" refers.  For anyone unfamiliar, they're the little Japanese lunch boxes with food arranged in an artistic or cute design.  They've gotten...
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Blog Update  Posted on 01/28/2015
Hi everyone!  Long time no see!  If you've actually come to read this, thank you for your patience.  I don't have much of an excuse for why I haven't posted much over the last six months.  Mostly just...
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Wicket Games  Posted on 07/02/2014
Lately our schedule involves a lot of going to parks before lunch.  In doing so we often run into seniors playing what I always thought was croquet.   However, research prior to writing this indicates that it may be a Japanese...
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Rainy Season  Posted on 06/27/2014
It's the rainy season here which can make for some boring days inside.  But if you can manage to get outside during a break in the rain, you can see some beautiful Japanese countryside.  The rain has cleared the air so you...
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Photo Shoot  Posted on 06/23/2014
A few weeks ago I took Cora to a local chain photo studio called Studio Alice.  Studio Alice is a popular chain with many, many locations all over Japan (the website is all in Japanese).   It was fairly similar to a kid/family...
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7-5-3  Posted on 06/22/2014
You might be thinking "What kind of post title is that?  Did she forget to proofread?"  No, I did not. ;)   It refers to a Japanese tradition called "Shichi-Go-San" which is the subject of...
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Sunny Money  Posted on 05/27/2014
A few posts back I wrote about how Ota City had only one claim to fame--being where the Subaru car company was founded.  I have to make a correction now because that isn't entirely true.  If you run Google searches for Ota...
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