Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Peony and the Tiger

Hi blog. It was an unseasonably warm – 29℃ – April day, I had no real responsibilities for most of the day, and I felt like going outside and doing something blog-worthy.  I suddenly recalled that a temple in Tokorozawa, … Continue reading

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Kagekakushi Jizo

Hi blog. Long time followers may remember several years back when I talked about writing about some Jizo statues with an interesting story or history behind them.  Well, one of the primary schools (or “elementary schools”, as my employers like … Continue reading

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Gullible Travels?

Hi blog. Well, we are well into April (start of the academic and financial new year) and no posts.  I hope that this will remedy that. March weather was a little different this year – we didn’t get so many … Continue reading

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