Category Archives: Shrines

On Praying to a Fox in Japan

Nobody in Japan seems to know anything about Shinto. About these ads

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The Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 2

You can read part one of the Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto here.

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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1

Kyoto is for lovers!

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On Getting Lucky in Japan

No, not like that.

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On Japanese Cats

This week: Japan, in five cats.

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On Demonic Umbrellas and Japanese Banking

In Japan, many ATMs work from 9 to 5 and get weekends and holidays off. That’s better than most humans get. And the reason, I suspect, has more to do with ghosts than any bank is willing to admit.

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