NAKED     BATH      JAPANESE     GIRLS

NAKED BATH JAPANESE GIRLS

It’s always interesting for me to see which of our posts get more traction and which barely a trickle of visitors.  I often find it to be completely unpredictable when some of my own favorite posts fly under the radar (example 1, 2, 3) while uninspired…

There Is Always Room for More: Exploring Japanese Cuisine. Part II

There Is Always Room for More: Exploring Japanese Cuisine. Part II

My last post was all noodles – soba, udon, ramen, but there is so much more to Japanese culinary traditions.  To expand our food horizons, we visited Dotombori street in Osaka.  The name “Dotombori” refers both to the Dotombori Canal and to Dotombori Street which…

Eating Our Way Through Japan

Eating Our Way Through Japan

The first and only thing I used to think of anytime anyone said the words “Japanese” and “food” in the same sentence was “sushi”.   I was faintly aware of noodles and tempura but has never been a big fan of either.  Sushi, on the other…

How I Left Everything and Joined a Monastery in Japan… For One Night

How I Left Everything and Joined a Monastery in Japan… For One Night

There are old fables of exhausted men climbing tall mountains to find a wise Buddhist monk meditating on the very top.  The monk then, in very few words, discloses to the weary traveler the secret to success, love, life, or whatever grand question is presented. …