Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part II: The Land of the Rising Sun

Ah, to see the sunrise atop Mt. Fuji in Japan, The Land of the Rising Sun… We were perched above the rim of the volcanic crater to greet the morning sun’s arrival.  I was so excited that I barely noticed … Continue reading

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The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part I: The Climb

To be perfectly honest climbing Mt. Fuji wasn’t something I had really thought about, not when I lived in Japan back in the late 90’s or even just 6 months ago for that matter.  I had just enjoyed looking at … Continue reading

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Keeping Flowers Alive: Ikebana

生け花 ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging.  I love that the root of the word comes from 生ける meaning alive or to keep alive.  With thoughtful arrangement one gives life to flowers.  A few months back in April … Continue reading

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Les Créations de Narisawa: Best Restaurant in Asia?

I don’t know whether restaurants should and can be ranked, but apparently where I dined today was named the best restaurant in Asia this year.  I had no idea about this when I happened to walk by Les Créations de … Continue reading

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Back in Tokyo!

I’m back in Tokyo for two weeks of summer fun.  I left the rainy weather in Korea for a hot and humid one in Japan.  They describe it as 蒸し暑い mushiatsui, which my friend C-san translated as being “sultry” after … Continue reading

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