Monthly Archives: June 2014

Kyoto: 哲学の道(Philosopher’s Walk); 法然院 (Honen-in); 銀閣寺(Ginkaku-ji); Shisen-dō (詩仙堂)

哲学の道(Philosopher’s Walk) Philosopher’s Walk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosopher’s_Walk 法然院 (Honen-in) Honen-in     銀閣寺(Ginkaku-ji) Ginkaku-ji   Shisen-dō (詩仙堂) Shisen-do

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Mid-May to Mid-June Fulbright Monthly Report

Once again, I’ll begin this post by sharing my most recent Fulbright monthly report, which covers the period from mid-May to mid-June, getting us nearly caught up to present time!           This biggest development in terms of all … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends: Part II (Trains, Ceramics, and Celebrations)

There are way too many things that have happened that I’ve forgotten to include on this blog. Scrolling through photos from the past couple months on my phone and computer fills me with a slight sense of dread, because I … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends of April and early May

To help catch this blog up to speed, I’ll begin this post by sharing my monthly Fulbright report for the period between April 16 and May 15. And then below I’ll share some photos and maybe a couple more anecdotes … Continue reading

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Nagasaki (長崎)

During our stay in Kumamoto, we woke up early and left the house before 5:00a.m. in order to take a day-trip to Nagasaki. We took a bus to Kumamoto Port, and then a ferry ride to Shimabara, then a set … Continue reading

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Kumamoto (熊本) & Cherry Blossoms (桜)

Though it took the better part of a day to reach Kumamoto from Hiroshima, and was nearly midnight by the time we arrived, the majority of the trip was alongside the ocean, with views like this: With scenery like this, fairly … Continue reading

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