Archive for June, 2012

June 22nd, 2012


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Kekkonshiki = Wedding ceremony

It was a month before my flight back to Tokyo, I got an e-mail from one of my old friends saying she was getting married. That’s totally her style. Always sudden and surprising…, but what a great surprise this time. I hadn’t even told her that I was coming back to Tokyo in April at that time, but she already knew that I was going to be there anyway. Good friends need no explanation. Just have to show up.

April 20th, 2012, it was a peaceful and pleasant day. My friend Junko looked so beautiful and happy. It was magical.

Congratulations, Junko!


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June 20th, 2012


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Oshuuji = Calligraphy

I visited a small local Japanese calligraphy exhibition that my family participated back in April. My mother’s old friend is an excellent calligraphy teacher and it’s been a tradition that my family join this exhibition annually every year. My father and sister had one piece each up, and my mother exhibited a few pieces this year. I used to love Japanese calligraphy and it’s something I’d like to practice again one day.

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June 6th, 2012

Shitamachi 3

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June 5th, 2012

Shitamachi 2

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June 4th, 2012




Shitamachi = Low City

My favorite area of Tokyo for simply walking around and getting lost.

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