This is easily one of my favorite things to eat in Shinanomachi. It was served at my welcome party, too, […]
It’s All Fun and Games Until…
Well, I’ve made it 24 years, four months, and one week before any injuries that required a trip to the […]
Goshuin number 11 is from Zenkō-ji! Wait… Doesn’t this stamp look different from the one you already have for Zenkō-ji? […]
Influ– *sneeze* Influenz– *cough*
HAPPY NEW YEAR (17 days late)!!!!! It has been much too long since my last update on how things are […]
Yummy, yummy gyudon. *sigh* Gyudon is a very simple dish to make (I’ve made it a few times myself). Translated […]
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 […]
Goshuin number 10 is from the 国分寺 (Kokubun-ji) in Jōetsu! When I finally arrived at this temple (after getting MANY […]
I knew the day would come when I would eat basashi. It is one of the foods that Nagano Prefecture […]
Shrine vs. Temple — What’s the difference?
You find a beautifully decorated building in Japan. You notice the place to wash your hands off to the side, […]