‘The man of breeding never appears to abandon himself completely to his pleasures; even his manner of enjoyment is detached. It is the rustic boors who take all their pleasures grossly… Read More
This small island in Shikoku has been at the top of my 'must go to' lists for a while. Naoshima sounded too good to be true, an island devoted to contemporary art and architecture, but it wa… Read More
My Japanese class held a small ceremony to celebrate the end of the academic year which I attended last Monday. More a Japanese culture party rather than a formal graduation, it was a quaint… Read More
I was lucky enough to have the day off school for my favourite festival: the Honen Matsuri at Tagata Jinja. Since my friends and I were too hung-over all weekend to do ume hanami I simply ha… Read More
Hinamatsuri is one of my favourite festivals in Japan which is a pity as it's not actually a public holiday. The past few years I have been invited into people's homes to see their dolls but… Read More
Seems strange to start something at the end of something else but I gues that is how true procrastinators work.Recently it was graduation ceremony at my school, which like most other ceremon… Read More
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