East-Bourne (イーストボーン) Mejiro Gone

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. – Buddah Reasonable price and comfortable place. – East-Bourne Bar In the normal course of life change happens at a very slow pace. We do not pay much attention to the small, incremental changes that occur from day to day and it is only when we look at old…… Continue reading East-Bourne (イーストボーン) Mejiro Gone

Tokyo Trip 2018

I’m at SFO airport awaiting the boarding to Japan. Getting ready to travel, especially internationally and for a long trip is always such a pain UNTIL I get to the airport. It is then I am excited. The pain part is packing, getting the house in order, locked, making sure the plants are watered and…… Continue reading Tokyo Trip 2018

Journal Entry 9.25.2015

I returned home from Japan on Monday.  That was my longest trip in a while but it still went much too quickly.  I think I’ll go back and make some comments on my picture posts so I don’t have to recount everything here. Returning home has been strange.  The primary reason is that my family…… Continue reading Journal Entry 9.25.2015

Graves of the 47 Ronin

I visited Sengakuji after a late night and too many bottles of Shochu in Nishiogikubo.  I went drinking with a Japanese friend and it was a great experience although I do not remember much of it.  He was dressed in traditional Japanese clothing and the street he took me to was lined with small, seemingly Edo-era restaurants.…… Continue reading Graves of the 47 Ronin

Rainy morning

Doutor is one of my special places in Mejiro.  Every time I visit I like to drink a cafe latte, read the Japan Times and watch people come and go early in the morning. On this particular morning Japan was getting hammered by Typhoon Etau.  The rain wasn’t too heavy in Tokyo but I was…… Continue reading Rainy morning