Morinji

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