This blog started out as a way to chronicle my various adventures living, working and studying in Japan. Its scope has expanded to all sorts of other random topics along the way. That’s part of the idea–I’m not a one-dimensional person, so why should my blog be? You’ll read about travel, photography, gardening, books, crafting, fashion, television and more–never a dull moment!
In Japan, the term モダンガール(modan gaaru) refers to Japanese women who followed Westernized fashions and lifestyles in the 1920s. These “moga” were Japan’s equivalent of America’s flapper; they were depicted as living in the cities, being financially and emotionally independent, choosing their own suitors, and being model consumers. In any case, I’ve always thought that these women were a really interesting group living at a really interesting time in Japan. And I liked the play on words. :)
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