Japanese Ingenuity: How did we not think of these?

Japanese Ingenuity: How did we not think of these?

This is the last of four posts about my recent trip to Japan. Previously, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. There are already plenty of articles out there on the internet showcasing the 'weird' and 'wacky' aspects of Japan. It's plenty weird on the surface, but a lot of it makes sense …

Kyoto, Osaka, Nara: Historical Capitals of Japan

Kyoto, Osaka, Nara: Historical Capitals of Japan

This is the third of four posts about my recent trip to Japan. Previously, The Food of Japan Kyoto was a city steeped in quiet reverence. We spent our days walking through a blanket of drizzling rain that muffled the footsteps of passers-by and dimmed their voices to a murmur. …

The Food of Japan

The Food of Japan

This is the second of four posts about my recent trip to Japan. Previously, we met Japanese Buddha in Tokyo I love food, so I had to try as many different things as I could in Japan while I was there. There was so much variety and difference in comparison …

Meeting the Japanese Buddha in Tokyo

Meeting the Japanese Buddha in Tokyo

This is the first of four posts about my recent trip to Japan. Table of Contents Tokyo City Harajuku and Takeshita Dori Akihabara and Super Potato Mori Tower and Sailor Moon Saltwater Gardens and Imperial Palace The Pokemon Centre Meeting Japanese Buddha Tokyo City I stayed in Shin-Okubo, a suburb …

Palo Alto and SF

Palo Alto and SF

The second week of my time in America was spent in San Francisco, or at least the Bay area. I was staying and working in Palo Alto most of the week, a city about an hour from SF by car, which meant that I did a bit of hotel hopping …