Tag Archive: Traveling Japan

Tokyo Time: Shrine for the War Dead and A Lot of Wandering Around

Monday (August 24th) rolled around and I dragged myself out of bed to check out more of Tokyo’s famous sights.  I’d initially intended to visit the Studio Ghibli Museum, but turns out there’s… Continue reading

Tokyo Time: Japanese Greasers and Chance Meetings

After I left Tomoko’s on Sunday, August 23rd, I decided to search for Harajuku.  Harajuku is most famous for its eclectic fashionistas wandering the area: people like Lolita Goths, cosplayers, and my favorite–greasers.… Continue reading

Tokyo Time: Seeing Tomo-chan and Eating Mr. Kurihara’s Gyoza

On Saturday the 22nd, I spent a leisurely morning getting ready to meet Tomoko in Yokohama.  I felt much refreshed after a solid nine hours of sleep (more so than the other three… Continue reading

What I’m getting up to

As I told my parents over skype the other day, Aperture and I have created what I refer to as a “detente”.  It chooses to still not allow me to view my pictures… Continue reading

Kat’s Guide to Depressing Oneself: Day One

Okay, honestly, the trip wasn’t that bad. But welcome to the first of my travel-logs about my four day trip to Hiroshima!  Wahoo!  Like many of my trips, I did this one solo,… Continue reading

“Amidst the ten-thousand things”: Day six, seven, and eight of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

The quote at the top, in case you were wondering, is a reference to the Dao De Jing.  The “ten thousand things” is an oft-used phrase in old Chinese philosophy to mean everything… Continue reading

“Huffing my way to the top”: Day Five of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

After a long hiatus while my former computer made the slow descent into death, I have bought myself something wonderful and shiny (read: 24″ iMac) and can now edit photos.  Which means you… Continue reading

“A Breath of Mountain’s Sunset”: Day Four of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

I set off on December 27th only slightly disconcerted, being as I wasn’t actually sure how to get to Aso.  (It’s actually quite easy: take the train from Kumamoto Station on the Hohi… Continue reading

“Fuzzy Dominion”: Day Three (Part Two) of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

Warning: even more image heavy than usual. So after my Starbucks recharge (Chai Tea deliciousness… god, I wish more people liked Chai Tea in Japan… I wish they sold it in stores), I… Continue reading

“The Heart of Things”: Day Three (Part One) of Kat’s (not quite) Epic Christmas/New Years 2008 (and technically 2009) Trip (of wonderfulness)

On Christmas day, I left behind my Hanto friends to get into Kumamoto-shi.  I will admit, it was very odd to not only not celebrate Christmas (which I’d done before in China–watched an… Continue reading