Hello everyone, just a small post today! We had a brief taste of cool autumn last week before the heat spiked again, but that was enough of an excuse for me! Crisp apple cider is not something easily found in our little town in Japan, so I’ve had to make my own. This recipe is … Continue reading Cider!
Hello everyone! Last Saturday one of my schools had its sports festival (post to come soon), so I got today, Monday, off. I decided to celebrate by taking a shot at one of my favourite Japanese treats: mochi! Mochi is a traditional New Year’s treat in Japan, though of course it can be eaten all … Continue reading Mochi – Take 1
こんにちは！ My first dinner in Tatebayashi three years ago was at Namudaimon, a yakiniku restaurant near our apartment. Yakiniku literally means “grilled meat,” and it’s one of my favourite things to eat in Japan. Paul and I went two nights ago to celebrate pay day! It was 6 on a Tuesday evening, so we had the … Continue reading Tatebayashi, Japan: Namudaimon (南大門) Yakiniku
Just a small update on life here in Japan! It seems that the heat has finally broken here in Tatebayashi, and it’s been cool and rainy here the past few days. I noticed a couple of days ago that the trees across the street in the park have at last begun to change and drop … Continue reading Autumn Knitting
School lunch in Japan is very different from school lunch in the States. I don’t have pictures of what the classroom looks like because of privacy reasons, but I’ll describe it as best as I can: First off, students serve themselves in their classrooms and eat at their desks! As soon as the lunch bell … Continue reading Elementary School Lunch in Japan
One of my favourite restaurants in town is Uobei, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. It’s cheap and fast (if you time it right and avoid the dinner rush) and absolutely delicious! Obviously, by being in the middle of the U.S., Kansas City doesn’t have a lot of fresh seafood, and what it does have is … Continue reading Tatebayashi, Japan: Uobei (魚べい) Sushi
Hello there! As we draw nearer to the autumn equinox (and a day off work for it, woo!) the golden hour of photography is slowly changing time. As I made my 30-minute bike ride home yesterday, I was struck by how absolutely beautiful a route I get to traverse three times a week. Yesterday was particularly gorgeous: to the … Continue reading Rice Fields in September