A 3 storied pagoda

I took a day trip to Kinkazan in Gifu today. It was a spur of the moment decision based on the beautiful weather and not having a ton of chores to worry about. I got ready in record time and hopped on a train to Gifu, before taking a bus to a park at the […]

Sakura Matsuri @ Night

Fujigaoka, Aichi This weekend, the city held a small festival to celebrate the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. After work, I needed to hit the supermarket before heading home so I had a reason to stick around. Most things were already closed up for the night though.

The Black Sand Beaches of Miho

There was a national holiday last Thursday, so I decided to take a ferry to Miho in Shizuoka. The place is famous for its beaches and a beautiful view of Mount Fuji if the weather is good. As the day went on, I found myself getting overly warm and ended up taking several quick dips […]

No-Go Zone

Due to the current State of Emergency through out major parts of Japan, a lot of public seating has been closed to keep people from gathering. This picture is from a recent trip to Nagoya, on the day I recieved my second Covid vaccine.

A Side Street in Mariko

Last weekend, a friend and I visited a traditional handcrafts center in the town of Mariko, Shizuoka. There was made some windchimes, had a nice lunch, and went for a short walk. This is the entrance to someone’s house, along with the traditional gutter system, which these days are usually covered with stone slabs or […]

A Moat

Shizuoka City, early May 2021. This moat once surrounded a castle, but now goes around some schools and a park.