Turtle Talk

In keeping with what has turned out to be somewhat of an island fetish, my trip down south to Kyushu, the southern most island…

Yea, English!

A community center in Kuwana that we teach English at felt it necessary to take us English teachers out to lunch. It was a…

Sadoriffic!

The island of Sadogashima, just off the coast of Niigata City in the Sea of Japan proved to be an amazing discovery, one of…

Nagoya Festival

Jumping right back into things when I got back to Japan, I got word of the big festival hapening in Nagoya, and was off…

Isidori Drumming Festival

I made sure to postpone my departure from Japan, because everybody said this was a festival not to be missed. How right they were….

The Far North!

Hokkaido is the northern most of the main islands which comprise Japan. And Natalie and I went to the northern tip of Hokkaido. We…

Mt. Fuji Climb

We arrived at the base of Mt. Fuji around 10am Monday morning and easily found the cabin. We then drove up the mountain to…

The Big City

Contributed By Natalie The Japan I was introduced to is one of vast contrasts. Our trip to Tokyo only helped to confirm these impressions….

Hiroshima & Kyoto

The first trip Natalie and I took after she arrived was on the train south to Hiroshima. It was a pretty wet and gloomy…

The Grand Shrine

It’s about time I had a little slap in the face regarding Japanese culture. Coming to Japan, I knew things would be different. The…