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Underneath the Mistletoe

Hi blog. No, I have not given up on Wild in Japan, I just haven’t had any noteworthy encounters as of late, I’ve been busy at work, the weather has been erratic (I’ve recently coined the term “roller coaster temperatures”), … Continue reading

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Heard But Not Seen and Victory Is Mine

Hi blog.  You could be forgiven for thinking that I had given up Wild in Japan.  I’ll spare you the excuses, except the climatic ones. April brought some shocking weather, especially after the glorious conditions we experienced at the end … Continue reading

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Wisteria

Hi blog. We are fully into May, with the spring growth changing from light to dark green, and the tea harvest underway. I have mentioned “May sickness” (Gogatsubyo) previously, and I think that this year I’m suffering from it! I … Continue reading

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False Strawberry Fields Forever

Riding home from work a little before sunset, and enjoying the recently-turned warm-on-a-regular-basis weather, I find myself passing through taro gardens, recently harvested and ready-to-be-harvested tea fields, and patches of roadside wood and devastation. On the opposite side of the … Continue reading

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The Other Flowers

April is upon us – the beginning of a new financial and academic year, and for me, a change of schools. Entrance ceremony is on April 8th this year, but the early arrival of the cherry blossoms and the amount … Continue reading

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A Berry Nice Stroke of Luck

Hi blog.   I was originally intending to write a piece to coincide with New Year’s Day, or more accurately, the Japanese period of celebrating the New Year, which pertains particularly to the first three days, but the period up … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of … False Holly?

Winter is well and truly upon us, and you could be forgiven for thinking that Wild in Japan had hibernated.  Mind you, with fridge-like temperatures  in my room when it’s time to get up, frost on the ground, and the … Continue reading

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Jekyll and Hydrangea

Well, the Bureau of Meteorology officially declared the rainy season as having started on June 9th for Eastern Japan.  We had a cool (under 20℃) and persistent rain for the whole day, and it looks like lots of humid weather, … Continue reading

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Wintersweet memories

I have been mentioning the cold weather recently on Wild in Japan – by the way, it’s freezing as I write this – and this does play a role in the frequency, or lack thereof – of my posts. Winter … Continue reading

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Fruits of my labours

Autumn is well and truly here, and the cold, cold winter is just around the corner.  Leaves are changing colour in the mountains – most noticeably the reds of the maples and the yellow ginkgos. An early Chinese import, the … Continue reading

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