The Cat and the Mouse

I knew we were in for a visual fest when we received an invitation to join our friend Masa to visit a garden at the Daitoku-ji that is only open to the public for a short time in the spring and autumn.  I didn’t know that the visit would prompt a spontaneous game of catContinue reading “The Cat and the Mouse”

Cleanliness Redefined

If there was a competition for the world’s cleanest country, I have no doubt that the Japanese would win it hands down, or clothes off. We just visited the venerable Kinosaki Onsen about a two hour train ride from Kyoto on the West Coast. We traveled with two of our grandchildren, uncertain whether or notContinue reading “Cleanliness Redefined”

Almost Never Enough PINK

Since I was a bit long-winded in my last blog, I decided to cut to the chase today.  As I mentioned in my last blog, one reason I’m in Japan now is to celebrate spring in Japanese fashion.  The arrival of the cherry blossom season here is feverishly anticipated for weeks before the actual bloomsContinue reading “Almost Never Enough PINK”

I’m here to Celebrate Spring

Is this what getting old is going to be about?  I had an all day/almost all night coughing jag yesterday that wore me and my poor husband out.  You’re going to have to do something about that, he told me grumpily.  No dah, I replied with irritation. I stopped taking a prescribed cortisone inhaler todayContinue reading “I’m here to Celebrate Spring”

Back at it in Japan! Come Along!!

I’d hate for you to miss a blog from my upcoming visit to Japan again during cherry blossom season.  I promise wonderful photos and a glimpse into the Japanese obsession with sakura (cherry blossoms.) Not to mention other fascinating stuff that catches this visitor’s eye and often makes its way to her digestive system.   If you’re not followingContinue reading “Back at it in Japan! Come Along!!”

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