Izu: where the cool kids go to get away from it all.

It was an impromptu decision. A Japanese friend called a guest house and made a reservation for me, I hopped on the Keio line then, Chuo line en route to Tokyo station, I bought a Non-Reserved Shinkansen ticket grabbed a … Continue reading Izu: where the cool kids go to get away from it all.

The Fuchu Art Museum and the herald’s of spring 

I started the day in my neighborhood of Inokashira park. I walked through Inokashira park which is adjacent to my house, to see if I could spot any early blooming Sakura (Cherry blossoms), no luck only a few Ume (Plum … Continue reading The Fuchu Art Museum and the herald’s of spring 

Happy New Year from Asakusa! Featuring a war of the Yaki’s: Tokyo v.s. Osaka. Park Guen Hye v.s. the people. And a boisterous dinner party between Japanese and Korean friends.

My family is .000000001% Scottish so naturally we have a New Years tradition of “First footing”. An American tradition loosely derived from the Scottish tradition where the first person to cross the threshold of the house forebode good or bad … Continue reading Happy New Year from Asakusa! Featuring a war of the Yaki’s: Tokyo v.s. Osaka. Park Guen Hye v.s. the people. And a boisterous dinner party between Japanese and Korean friends.

Fall in Love with Kansai

Happy Fall! Take a Quick Zip on Shinkansen through Southern Japan. Osaka, Kyoto & Nara!     Continue reading Fall in Love with Kansai

Plank Kings of the Pacific Northwest

The Salish Indian tribes of the Northwest have always had a rich tradition of Seafood, diets of early tribes consisted of Clams, Oysters, Sea lion and especially Salmon. They considered Salmon their most plentiful food source and at the start … Continue reading Plank Kings of the Pacific Northwest