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Nitta Was Here

Hi blog. I’ve finally been able to take advantage of my time and the weather to throw together a quick post which I was originally hoping would be last month’s miraculous fourth post instead of what could be a miraculous … Continue reading

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The Lost Castle and the Split Trees

Hi blog. Finally some good spring weather! I commented the other day that I thought this April had been particularly wet.  Mat said  he didn’t think so.  A quick check reveals that this has been the wettest April on record … Continue reading

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Stones of Power

Hi blog. Here we are, just a couple of days ahead of the official end of school term and more than three weeks into the school closures.  Some areas have started school again, but Saitama is not one of them. … Continue reading

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Horikane Shrine… Well…

Hi blog. We are into spring and the “lockdown” caused by the corona virus.  What that actually means for me is that all public schools have been closed since the beginning of March.  Luckily, school being closed still means I … Continue reading

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A Day in Kamakura

“And there is a Japanese idol at Kamakura” Rudyard Kipling   Kamakura, after some half-dozen visits, still remains my favourite travel destination in Japan.  If fate had swung differently, and I hadn’t put down roots in Saitama, I probably would … Continue reading

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