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Category Archives: Video
Elvis in Nakasu
So this year I went back to catch a night of the Nakasu Festival. The festival is held in Fukuoka’s red-light district, full of host and hostess clubs and worse. During the festival, women from the community get together and … Continue reading
On Being Funny in Japan
There’s actually no word for “sense of humor” in Japan.
Posted in Fun, Uncategorized, Video, Weird Tagged comedy, humor, japan 7 Comments
It takes time for new places to seep into my dreams. When I’ve left a place, my dreams take me back instead of forward. Places go first – the familiar coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores stop serving as backdrops. People … Continue reading
Posted in Tradition, Uncategorized, Video, Weird 5 Comments
On Walking On Fire in Japan
The most difficult part of walking on burning coals during a typhoon was finding the right train.
Posted in Shinto, Shrines, Thinking, Tradition, Uncategorized, Video, Zen Tagged dazaifu, fire walking, shinto, shrines 2 Comments
Explaining Fukushima to a 12-year-old
Nuclear Power Plant Explodes As of 12:41 a.m. JPT Saturday, a nuclear power plant had exploded, though there wasn’t a “meltdown.” As of Sunday, there was a second nuclear power plant with reactor problems, also in Fukushima. Ninety people who … Continue reading
Posted in Earthquake, Video 4 Comments
Earthquake, Tsunami Warnings in Japan
I’m in the yellow area in the center of the map, near Korea. So, we’re OK.
Posted in Earthquake, Video 5 Comments