Suki and the Trolly

Watch out Suki! Well, she’s actually not in any real danger here. This particular spot where we took Suki’s latest image for my photo project, combined with a real long focal length, gives the impression that Suki is in danger from on-coming traffic. In reality, she’s quite safe, comfortably surveying the scene from a sidewalk. […]

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Exploring Kyoto

Something I found fascinating during my last stay in Japan was exploring little side streets and alleys wherever we happened to be. Tucked away in bustling neighborhoods and often times barely wide enough for single-file foot traffic, these paths offer peaceful exploration away from the busier main streets, and are full of interesting sights. I […]

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Riding the Shinkansen

My friends in Kyoto tell me it takes them a good 9 hours to drive to Tokyo from where they live. We traveled the same distance in about a third that time on a Japanese bullet train, or Shinkansen, last week. These trains really haul! Check out the video posted above that I took from […]

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A Rainy Day in Kyoto

Bridget and I spent the entire day in the Gion area of Kyoto today. Here’s bridget taking a break with a can off coffee when…. Oh my goodness! Is that a Maiko!? Wow, a very pretty sight indeed. It was a beautiful day in Kyoto today. Rainy but warm, with overcast skies, which is PERFECT […]

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Beautiful (but cold!) Tokyo

Spent this past weekend in Tokyo, and it was freezing! The cold weather made touring at night pretty difficult, but we and our very nice friends from Chiba went out and braved the cold anyway. On our last night in Tokyo, we went to the Tokyo tower, where I took this shot. Normally, the tower […]

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ニッコリ笑う犬

Ok Shiba fans, are you ready for one of the cutest Shiba videos ever? Shibas tend to display pretty happy-looking faces, but the Shiba  in this video takes it a step further. Her name is ちいちゃん (Chii). Isn’t she sweet? I wonder if I could get Suki to do this…

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