Wordless Wednesday #30: More Instagram Snaps

Sexy lady robots advertising for a “robot restaurant” in Shinjuku Sampling the craft beer and the Chicago-style pizza at DevilCraft Yummy eggs benedict at Roti, Roppongi A rooftop film screening in Nihonbashi The recently… Continue reading

Rice Cooker Baking Experiment #1: Cheesy Jalapeno Bread

Rice cooker baking is something I’ve been wanting to try for quite a while. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Japan might not be aware of this, but apartments here generally don’t… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #29: Highlights from Instagram

I’ve taken quite a fancy to Instagram lately as a really fun way to chronicle and share my daily life. Even though the iPhone doesn’t allow for superior photo quality, the social networking… Continue reading

Adventures in Herb Gardening

At the end of the summer, I moved from the heart of Shibuya to a new apartment just north of Shinjuku called Takadanobaba. Although I was a bit sad to leave all of… Continue reading

A Day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Hello, everyone! Apologies for the overly long hiatus. Things have been busy in real life, which means that blogging often falls by the wayside. Rest assured, things are going well here in Japan,… Continue reading

Mitama Matsuri: Festival of Lanterns

Every July, Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine celebrates the souls of the departed at the Mitama Matsuri. As you may already know, Yasukuni Shrine is rather infamous–the souls of Japan’s war dead are enshrined there, including 14 Class-A… Continue reading

Hello Kitty Does Takarazuka

Two of my recent posts about Hello Kitty and Takarazuka come together here in… you guessed it, Takarazuka Hello Kitty! I picked up this delightful set of souvenir postcards during my recent visit… Continue reading

And The Anti-Nuclear Protests Continue…

Monday was a national holiday here in Japan, and thousands of people gathered on their day off to participate in a huge antinuclear rally and march. The event started with a rally in… Continue reading

New Look!

Hey everyone! I decided to give the blog a bit of a facelift and do some general maintenance, so apologies if you’ve been getting some random or extremely backdated posts in your RSS… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #28: Upcoming Takarazuka Shows

Romeo & Juliette, 8/10-9/9/2012, Tokyo Takarazuka Theater To follow up on my previous post on the Takarazuka Revue, I thought I would share some of the great posters for upcoming shows. They give… Continue reading