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Discover Another Kanagawa: Join Me in Ashigara, Feb. 11

Gracious…this trip booked up entirely in less than two hours after sign-ups opened. I’m very sorry for those who didn’t get the chance to sign up before it filled.  I think this shows what a need there is for quality … Continue reading

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Sashimi sides: field-guide to raw fish garnishes

In my Nov. 29 column in The Japan Times, I wrote about what a reader described as the “the stringy piles of daikon radish” that come with sashimi.  As I explained, the daikon is called “tsuma,” written with this character: … Continue reading

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Discover Another Kanagawa: Join Me in the Tanzawa Mountains Nov. 28-29

Need a get-away into real nature? I’ve got just the trip for you! Come with me on an easy overnight excursion — fully guided in English — to the nearby Tanzawa mountains. We’ll learn about the area’s fascinating natural history … Continue reading

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Discover Another Kanagawa: Join Me in Oyama, Oct. 31

This trip is now full; it booked up less than a week after registration opened. Let me know if you’d like to be on the waiting list in case of cancellations, and please consider joining our upcoming trips to Tanzawa … Continue reading

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Power-saving Taps 節湯水栓

If you live in Japan, or have visited Japan, chances are you’ve run into tap trouble. Is it up for on? Down for on? It’s so hard to get your moves right!  In my Sept. 27 column in The Japan … Continue reading

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Tour in English! Art Deco at the Teien Museum

Did you know there’s a gem of Art Deco architecture right in the center of Tokyo? And that it’s open to the public and easily visited? This charming building is the Prince Asaka residence, built in 1933 for a member … Continue reading

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Discover Another Kanagawa: Meet me in Manazuru, Oct. 3

Yokohama. Check.  Hakone. Check. Kamakura. Check, check.  Well, folks, there’s a lot more to Kanagawa than its three most famous places.  Why not join me this fall and winter on a journey of discovery to lesser known but highly deserving … Continue reading

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