Hello all! Last Wednesday I swung by a local temple called Morinji, just next to the train station Morinjimae (it literally translates into “in front of Morinji.”) From the street, all you see is a sleepy little road lined with shuttered shops. I’ve only ever seen three total shops open at the same time, tops … Continue reading Morinji

Winter in Tatebayashi

Hello everyone! Just last Monday we had a snow storm sweep through our region of Japan. Here in Tatebayashi, snow is pretty rare; the temperature rarely dips below -3C/26F, and it’s very dry. About once every ten years or so a big snow storm hits; the most recent was four years ago, our first winter … Continue reading Winter in Tatebayashi

New Year Reflections

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve! I’m back at work now, but with nothing to do, woo-hoo! I’ve been reflecting on our lives in 2017 and thinking about what goals I want to set up for myself in 2018. 2017 was a great year for Paul and … Continue reading New Year Reflections