Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tokyo Views – Tiles

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Raccoon Rampage at Rurikia

It was a late spring in Tokyo but an early one at Rurikia this year, and the latest report from the orchyard is that the cherries are starting to turn from yellow to red, usually an indication that they are … Continue reading

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Textures of Kyoto

Yes, I have been to Kyoto. I enjoyed it the way that you enjoy a good book that you came to via the required reading list – a bit hesitantly, ready for disappointment, and then it turns out to have … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Green tea flavored mochi – filled with red bean paste.

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Tokyo Views – Design Festa

With no plans in place for the weekend I stumbled across a notice for the Design Festa art fair and decided to go. Billed as “Asia’s largest art fair” I wasn’t sure just what to expect, but usually with things … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

(De)constructed sushi. I was planning on making seared sushi for dinner but got a little too hungry to spend the time making the individual pieces… so I made one large one.

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Hiroshima

While there are many places in Japan worth visiting for any number of reasons, the one at the top of my list was Hiroshima for the same reason that I imagine comes to mind for most people. The bomb. I … Continue reading

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