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My short-lived TV career

Yesterday I spent the day helping out with a shoot for TV travel program. Although I’ll only appear in a small segment of the show, it took a full day to shoot, but that’s the way these things go. I’m not a big fan of TV and have always had very mixed feelings about being […]

Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 2013, The North Face videos

I’ve put all the videos of the action at the front of end of the 2013 Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 100 mile trail race posted to YouTube The North Face Japan together on one page and in order. Click on the course and elevation maps to see which parts of the course are being featured […]

Signs of spring

Walking down through the torii gates on Futaba-yama on another unseasonably warm February afternoon, I noticed some flashes of pink off to the side of the forest path.

Ocho Mikan

I was back in the Akinada islands for the second time in as many weeks, doing more research for a new map project on which GetHiroshima is doing some consulting. I had a great mooch around the little port town of Ocho (大長) which is best known for its delicious mikan oranges. I took nearly […]

Roy Orbison lives… In Ushita

This “non-traditional” performance at our neighborhood summer festival is actually just the kind of thing you come to expect to see at Japanese festivals. I should say, however, that it was followed by a local Japanese taiko drum group with a tiny little old lady dressed us as Ebisu. Download now or watch on posterous […]

A lot of rain in Hiroshima over the past few days…

I wrote a short post on the deluge of 2010 here on the GetHiroshima Blog. Download now or watch on posterous IMG_1925.MOV (14433 KB) Posted via email from littleforeigner’s posterous

Obake jinbei

Posted via email from littleforeigner’s posterous Summer in Japan is the season for ghost stories, jinbei and seeking out high powered air conditioning in shopping malls.

1 June 2010 @ 4pm

Japan, Photos

Now that’s what I call banana bread

On the way back from the Unity Dub beach party last weekend we stopped at a highway rest stop (can’t remember which one – it was between Himeji and Hiroshima somewhere) that seemed to offer all kinds of “special products”. One of which was this hyper-realistic banana shaped banana bread. They also had realistic looking […]

31 May 2010 @ 12pm

DJ, Japan

Unity Dub

For what I thought would be the start of summer, I joined the Hug A Speaker and Aux Dining crew in representing Hiroshima at the Unity Dub free beach party near Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture. On a sliver of beach sandwiched between two big factories, there were 2 main stages featuring Kansai DJs as well […]

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