Japan

Japan

It was about a month after my sister died, and I wasn’t getting anything done at work. For some reason, a shock like that seems to stall your brain and you have to give directions for things you never did before.  Procedures that I had done a dozen times I would pause between each step…

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Becoming a Geisha in Japan

Becoming a Geisha in Japan

There are things that I will look back on in 10 years and wonder, what was I doing?  How did I get myself into that situation?  Dressing like a geisha in Japan is going to be one of those occasions, because even now, I’m not sure how I got myself into it.  But if you…

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Inari

Inari

These structures are called Torii and each of them at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto was donated by a Japanese business. Inari is the god of rice.  This is an offering to him.

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Eggslut

Eggslut

I know I’m useless without breakfast but this seemed a bit harsh. I honestly had no idea what this was but it seemed like the non-pastry breakfast option so I went for it. Eat first, ask questions later. It turns out, it’s undercooked egg, sometimes served on top of mashed potatoes or another root vegetable.…

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Formal Dining in Japan

Our first meal in Japan – this was an experience in itself.  Who would have thought dining would be so different? This is the locker my shoes were deposited in when we entered the restaurant. The little wooden tag with the #11 on it is my key. The table was low and we sat on…

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Green Tea KitKats

Green Tea KitKats

Not only do they have green tea KitKats, they have a variety of different green tea KitKats. You can get stronger matcha or weaker, more vanilla or more tea. These are one of the few candies I solidly believe need to be produced for the US.

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