Tag Archive: pictures

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

Warasse: The Aomori Nebuta Museum

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the most famous festivals in the Tōhoku region, if not all of Japan. What exactly is “nebuta,” you ask? Well, it’s a kind of lighted parade… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #35: Instagramming Japanese Ads

I love her deadpan expression: "My dates are only along the Tokyu line." #japan #ads A photo posted by kristisan (@kristisan) on Jul 19, 2013 at 6:42pm PDT Above: “My dates are only… Continue reading

Chuson-ji: Temple of the Fujiwara Clan

Last year, I made a brief stop in Iwate prefecture to visit the city of Hiraizumi, which was declared a World Heritage site in 2011 (the first World Heritage site in Tohoku). I… Continue reading

4 Hours and 7 Cups of Coffee in Tokyo

A friend of my brother’s passed through Tokyo a couple of months ago, which gave me an excellent excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee in some of Tokyo’s most lauded locations. She’s… Continue reading

Updates from the Garden

First tomato blossoms and fruit! A photo posted by kristisan (@kristisan) on May 11, 2013 at 9:10pm PDT It’s been a busy time for my balcony garden! In March, I added thyme, peppermint, eggplant… Continue reading

Rice Cooker Baking Experiment #3: Rosemary Bread

Rice cooker baking is back! Actually, it never really left–I just haven’t been posting about it. My new favorite recipe is definitely rosemary bread, which I got from Adventures in (Post) Gradland, who… Continue reading

Make Terracotta Animals, Not War: The Tomb of Emperor Jingdi

Today’s post is a flashback to my trip to China in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake. We spent most of our time in Beijing, but we did manage to make one trip… Continue reading

Spring Break: Hollywood!

During my time in the US a few weeks ago, I took a road trip from Berkeley down to sunny Los Angeles to attend the annual meeting of the  Western Political Science Association… Continue reading

Instagramming Tokyo’s Cafe Scene

The walls of this cafe are covered with artificial grass and foliage A photo posted by kristisan (@kristisan) on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:19pm PST One of the best things about being a… Continue reading