Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mom and Neil Visit: Kyoto

The last three days of my mom and Neil’s visit to Japan we spent in Kyoto. I’d been to Kyoto once before, for only a couple days with Darrin and his interns in February, but as one could literally spend months … Continue reading

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Mom and Neil Visit: Nara

After spending two full days in Nagoya, we left Thursday morning for a city that I’d been wanting to visit for a long time: Nara. Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 until 784 (the Nara Period), and today there … Continue reading

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Mom and Neil Visit: Nagoya

My mom and Neil finally arrived in Nagoya (via Chicago and then Tokyo) around 6:00pm in the evening. I greeted them at the arrival gate in the Nagoya-Chubu International Airport, a brilliantly user-friendly and lovely airport, and we hauled all … Continue reading

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Re-capping: Early- and Mid-March

Dear blogging world, I apologize for my recent hiatus! This is the longest, by far, that I’ve gone without posting since coming to Japan. However, I have (a lot of!) good reasons: I’ve been busy having some very special visitors and … Continue reading

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