Kumamoto Castle is located in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The Castle was sieged during the Satsuma Rebellion, and has been rebuilt several times. Here are few pictures from two school trips I took with my Junior High Students. Enjoy!
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Natto is one of those foods many people hear about when learning about Japan. I remember being told how bad is smelled and that most westerners didn’t like the taste. For a long time after arriving in Japan it was easy enough to forgo what I thought would be a bad experience. Natto is often eaten as a breakfast food, and since I live alone, I can eat whatever I make for breakfast. Still, the day finally came when it
Kyomizu Temple in Kyoto is one of the most famous landmarks in all Japan. The temple is famous for its high-flying construction, built 13 meters above a spring and supported by elaborate heavy wooden beam scaffolding. I was lucky enough to visit a while back and thought I’d share some pictures with you. Its a must see if you’re in the Kansai region of Japan. Find out more on Wikipedia.
I’ve been posting a lot about sakura , but changing with the seasons really is a big part of Japanese culture. There were so many events last week that its unfortunate the weather didn’t play a better partner. With clouds and rain it was hard to get too many spectacular shots, but the party still went on. I performed with a local band Saturday (technical problems led no video of that, sorry!) there was food and a tea garden, plus
I work at several schools, but on a fairly regular schedule, so while I don’t get calendars for each week, I usually know where to show up and for how long. I’ve been in Japan over 3.5 years so I’m usually ready for the events and holidays. I should mention that while I have lived in Okinawa-ken the whole 4+ years, I used to be on an island settled by people from near Tokyo, and am now on an Island