Tag Archive: animals

Cat Cafe Time at Hapi Neko, Shibuya

I love cats. I recent acquired two adorable kittens (one Persian, one Himalayan), but since they are back in Berkeley while I am in Tokyo for the summer, I’ve been experiencing some definite… Continue reading

Yabusame: The Japanese Art of Horseback Archery

Horses and archery probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Japan, but in fact, bows date back to Japan’s prehistoric Jomon era (14,000-300 BC) and historical records 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

Meet Wasao, Aomori’s Canine Celebrity

While driving down the highway in Aomori, my friend pulled over suddenly. Why? Because he spotted a celebrity on the side of the road, of course! That celebrity was none other than Wasao,… Continue reading

San Francisco Photo Safari

On Friday, I treated myself to a trip to the city for a photography workshop. Thanks to the wonders of Groupon, I got half-off on a “photo safari” through San Francisco Photo Safaris.… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #14: Meet Rapunzel

Meet Rapunzel, a two-year-old female cat that my father recently adopted. She’s pretty and good with computers. Happy Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday #4: Snow Monkeys, Nagano

It’s considerably less cold in Tokyo this week, so maybe spring is on its way after all. But who doesn’t love snow monkeys? Related links: More pictures from my Nagano roadtrip [Flickr] More… Continue reading

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Happy New Year! あけましておめでとうございます!The Year of the Rabbit is off to a great start here in Japan. I actually got my act together in time to send out nengajo, or New Year’s postcards,… Continue reading

Things I Like About Japan #5: Koi

Koi, Naiku, Ise, Japan by kristi-san I love fish. When I was growing up, my father had both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. I used to enjoy reading books about different species of fish:… Continue reading