Here in “Nor’England” there are few tile roofs. Over there, in Japan, are many. I don’t know a lot about these roof tiles. In Japanese they’re called “kawara”. Here’s a […]
I was walking into Oppama, and was waiting for a train to pass… when I noticed the backsides of the buildings that line the tracks. They were asking to have […]
Let me share with you ten things that caught my eye in Japan. In no particular order…. So many things to see. So little time.
We and family were snaking around the Tokyo Zoo (Ueno Zoological Gardens) when we came to the Tiger House. People were waiting outside to get in. Actually, the tiger was […]
On the first full day in Japan, I looked down onto the street pavement and saw something that made me realize that we were definitely NOT in the United States […]
We went to see the Great Buddha at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakara. In front of the Buddha is a great, bronze incense burner. One of the first things I […]
I’m feeling a tad schizophrenic, experiencing this place I’ve never been to before. There is a jagged line separating and uniting my known home culture and this other culture on […]