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Discarded beauty on Route 255

Posted via email from littleforeigner’s posterous Discarded sake cup seen in the gutter on the road to Azuma-yama for the Hiba-yama Skyline Run. The characters “美人” mean “beautiful woman”.


Kagura action figures

At Hongo rest stop on the Chugoku Expressway – a morning set with salmon, fried egg, salad, miso soup, pickles and all you can eat rice for a mere ¥550. Posted via email from littleforeigner’s posterous


Dandelion clocks

Today the kids loved playing with the dandelion clocks along the shady riverside trails only a hot spring afternoon.


CENTRO Spring Party

CENTRO is a local Japanese language web magazine. It’s a nicely put together group blog on which contributors introduce a lot music, fashion and design type stuff that captures their eyes as well as examples of their own photography, video work and music. They also publish some nice vignettes. Last night was the CENTRO Spring [...]


Hipstamatic Peace Memorial Park

Some pictures I took in Peace Memorial Park last week with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. Full resolution pics can be seen here.


Ushita-yama

I run the mountain trail that runs above our neighborhood at least once a week, but last week I did something that I haven’t done in a long time; I walked. Strolling along the trail in the rain looking at the spring flowers was a perfect way to decompressing after a hard weekend which include [...]


Big green roof

The waterworks in the Ushita area of Hiroshima, first built back in 1898, has a quite impressive green roof. In a place where parks tend to be small squares of hard packed dirt, it is one of the biggest expanses of grass in the city. It is, of course, off limits to the public. Photo [...]


Even truckers love kittens

Struggling with an injury that has put paid to this winter’s marathon plans, but unwilling to sacrifice the aerobic conditioning that I have built up through marathon (over)training, I was back on the bike last weekend. It’s quite chilly here in Hiroshima, but with a wind jacket, some ridiculous looking cycling tights and some shiny [...]


The Christmas sweater – Japan style

The season of Christmas sweater is almost upon us, and while these usually feature jolly Santas and portly snowmen, one of my students was sporting this one in class the other day.


Autumn

Autumn seems to have come and gone once more. It is always to my chagrin that the best weather of the Japanese year seems to coincide with the busiest weeks at work and the weekends packed with all kinds of commitments. So, once again I didn’t get much chance to indulge in the Japanese tradition [...]


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