Miyajima Revisited

It's been over a year since my family visited me in Japan but only half a year since I posted about our time in Hiroshima and »


The International Studies office here at the University of Wyoming is having a photo competition. They're looking for photos from anyone affiliated with the school who »

Hiroshima and Miyajima

Hiroshima was great. We stayed on the bay, bounced our way across the waves in a boat or two, and had a fancy meal up on »

Back to Tokyo

お台場 Jenn finished her two weeks in Japan with one last ride on the bullet train, headed back to Tokyo. We said goodbye to her at »

Toudaiji and Temaki Zushi

東大寺 An hour on a train put us in Japan's first capital, Nara. It boasts the largest wooden structure in the world, Toudaiji (東大寺Great East Temple) »

Kyoto Day 2 - After Inari

After the shrine, Jenn, Dad and I joined back up with Mom and John to go visit a castle right in the middle of Kyoto, 二条城 »

Kyoto - Fushimi Inari Shrine

伏見稲荷大社 After a full day of Kyoto tourism on day one, day two found my dad, Jenn, and myself up a bit earlier than Mom and »

Kyoto - The Silver Pavillion

銀閣寺 After Kiyomizu and a spot of lunch at a cute little cafe we went off to our last major tourist destination for the day. This »

Photo Editing Inari Shrine

Playing around in software I previously only considered useful for browsing through my folders and folders of digital photos has taught me the value of even »


I packed at three in the morning and walked out my door at six, heading towards Sendai station to catch the first train to the airport. »

Pure Water Temple

清水寺 Our first day in Kyoto was hardly going to end with just one spectacular site. In fact, I'm sure as the day went on we »

Ultimate Sendai

Even as my feelings of what is home are changing, I'm getting out and around a bit here in Japan's Northeast. I've gotten in the habit »