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Tag Archives: japan
On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan
There’s an old joke that any revolutionary tool mankind creates to express our highest ideals and ambitions will always simultaneously be used for pornography.
Posted in Culture Shock, Uncategorized, Weird Tagged erotica, japan, pornography, sex, shunga 3 Comments
On Driving a Train Off the Rails in Japan
It was just after the morning rush on an April day in Amagasaki, a city of about half a million people close to Osaka. A JR commuter train was taking a bend on the track when it derailed, crashing into … Continue reading
Posted in Thinking, Uncategorized Tagged japan, trains 7 Comments
On Meeting a Strawberry in Japan
Before I came to Japan, I told myself that this was a bit of practice for dying.
Posted in Homesickness, Preparations Tagged expats, japan 13 Comments
On Being a Crow in Japan
This week, another guest post from former Japanese expat Alanna Schubach. Shortly after moving to Japan I began having a dream that would recur for the duration of my time there. There were minor variations, but the story was always … Continue reading
Posted in Culture Shock Tagged crows, expats, japan 4 Comments
On Finding God in a Gourd in Naoshima (In Japan)
“Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.” ― Louis Kahn Freud claimed God was only the lingering memory of our parents, looming over us … Continue reading
41 Things I Like About Japan
Sometimes I worry that all I’ve done is complain.
Posted in Fun, Uncategorized Tagged japan, life 42 Comments