Sorry guys, this post is a little different than the ones I normally post. I love most things about Japan, […]
Archive for ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting’
Random observations and things that I found good, bad, and/or interesting.
From Heisei to Reiwa
Today has been an endless stream of meetings at school as we prepare for the new school year, which starts […]
Japan Stories: Mt. Kurohime
This is the story of how Mt. Kurohime got its name. It’s a love story between a princess… […]
Japan Stories: Mt. Izuna
If you’ve ever seen a film by Studio Ghibli or know anything about Shinto, you know that things in nature […]
Japan Stories: Mt. Togakushi
One thing that is a bit annoying about Japan is the lack of information about shrines, temples, and other places […]
♪ Come on Baby, America ♪
Move aside, PPAP, a new hit song has arrived at school! Picture this: you’re eating lunch with a group of […]
What’s Popular with My Kids: Music
Since I teach Kindergarten to ninth grade, there’s a wide variety of things that are popular with my kids. So, […]
What is a ryokan?
If you get a chance, spending a night at a Japanese ryokan (traditional inn) can be a great addition to […]
What’s the deal with rulers?!
A couple of months into teaching, I made a worksheet for a grammar point the ninth graders were learning. I […]
Gesturing in Japan
This is something I wished I had paid more attention to before coming to Japan / that would have been […]