The 7 Stages of Gaijinhood Revisited

After a stunningly shrewd post by Our Man in Japan, a wily Durf left a snarky comment in reply linking to this blog. It's left me... Read more »
| Japan |

Are You Just Recollecting Japanese?

Have you ever had that feeling of frustration when, having learnt a word one day, the very next it seems to cease to exist inside... Read more »
| Japan |

Ruins of the Imari Kawanami WWII Shipyard

The Imari Kawanami Shipyard (伊万里川南造船所) is a favourite among haikyo fanatics not least because of its infamous... Read more »
| Haikyo / Ruins |

Endangered Chinese Pond Turtle

One overcast day, about halfway through my solitary wanderings in Japan, fatigue finally caught up with me. I left the manga cafe... Read more »
| Photography |

The Gruesome ‘Art’ of Daikichi Am ...

I'm not going to be roundabout with this. Today's post borders on the sickening. If you want to hang onto your dinner or are... Read more »
| Japan |

Child’s Play on Hashima Island

As we climbed atop the shattered concrete building a new morn greeted us, its warm beauty in stark contrast to the mournful ruins... Read more »
| Photography |

Raiders of the Lost Subterranean Shrine

The day was drawing to a close and my haikyo partner and I could already hear the noisy mating gerrops of frogs. But one last... Read more »
| Haikyo / Ruins |

Grape Picking on a Hot Summer’s Day

Here's a gentle 'living in Japan' post for you all with a splash of language learning and colourful photography. Grape picking in... Read more »
| Japan |
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