Category Archives: Musings on Japan

Turning Japanese II

  I ‘m beginning to think that I chould just change the name of this blog to “turning Japanese”… So here it is, I’ve rung in 2008 and have several glorious days off. I should be out gallybanting around seeing … Continue reading

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I just don’t get it…

 One thing I have always found absurd in this country is that they always complain of being cold in winter. Of course it's cold! Of course I do my fair share of complaining too especially in the early days when … Continue reading

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Melli Kurisumasu

I originally wrote this for Christmas 2001 and had it up on my old web page but with the season upon us I decided to repost (especially since my entires were MUCH better back then anyway)   So the other … Continue reading

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Beyond the call of duty…

   After all my years here some things still surprise me…   Some friends we hadn't seen in a while came down our way so we planned a bit of a get together. There were three families all together- we … Continue reading

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Mens Syncro!?

  10 years now and this country still surprises me. The most recent was this weekend. 2 years ago there was a huge hit movie called "The Waterboys". I checked it out and lo and behold you can get English … Continue reading

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Hanami

  When my Japanese students first invited me to Hanami They added that it means “look flowers”.  I couldn’t think of a less exciting way to spend my Saturday afternoon and seriously considered telling them I'd be busy clipping my … Continue reading

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The Dragon Boat Festival

  I went to the Dragon Boat Festival in town last Saturday and it was amazing! Even K said that this year was better  than most. The Kagura was excellent. Kagura means  “dance of the gods" 石見神楽西村社中 八幡 where Japanese mortals … Continue reading

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