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Welcome to my blog, a documented journey of relocation from Hollywood, California to the Japanese countryside. From the move, to getting settled, to the subsequent adventures that take place. I’ll offer my insights on the culture, raising children, the beauty of Japan and more!

Today’s Featured Blog Post
8 Things To Love About the Japanese Countryside 田舎
A look at a handful of random, tiny things that might make you smile when living in or traveling through the Japanese countryside.
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Hina Ningyo Dolls 雛人形 Ohinasama お雛様

A holiday and festival called Hinamatsuri (雛祭り, or Girl’s Day/Doll’s Festival, is celebrated on March 3rd.  Before the holiday takes place families set out a display of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians (of the Heian period). While I’ve seen these dolls in various settings, I’d never really learned the meaning … Continue reading Hina Ningyo Dolls 雛人形 Ohinasama お雛様

Is (BLANK) better in Japan or in the US?

I’ve got a small list of items here. Some I miss terribly from the US, while others are SO much better here in Japan. Am I qualified to say which is “better” after only 1 year in Japan? Absolutely not! But based on my completely biased opinion – I’m going to pass some generalized judgement … Continue reading Is (BLANK) better in Japan or in the US?

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