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Shrine Sale Find

Shrine Sales have been one of the hidden surprises to life in Tokyo. Held on the grounds of Shinto shrines, they are part antique sales and part flea markets.  With a cohort of girlfriends, I’ve attended one or two a … Continue reading

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Gallery of the River!

It’s good to be an open book. I’m not coy or secretive or shy.  As a result, my friends know my stuff. Sometimes that really  works to my advantage. Like when my friend Aimee finds out about a fairly obscure festival … Continue reading

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Winterfest Hodgepodge

This past weekend was our school Winterfest.  It was one of those absolutely beautiful late fall/early winter days that was crisp and sunny and just delightful on which to be outside.  Especially in contrast to last year, which fell on … Continue reading

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A Most Grown Up Tea Party

While I didn’t get to wear a fancy hat, I went to the best tea party ever today: a real Japanese Tea Ceremony! Two weeks ago I attended a classroom lesson on the history and etiquette of the Tea Ceremony … Continue reading

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Meiji Jingu Visit

So my friend Linda and I have tried to find a time to go to Meiji Shrine for over a month now and we just haven’t been able to make it happen {including a guilt-ridden cancellation on my part a … Continue reading

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