Despite having to work both days last weekend (will get a 4-day weekend this week in exchange), because it was the early shift I was able to come home early enough to enjoy some local events with the family.
On Saturday night we went to our local neighborhood 盆踊り(bon odori, or bon [...]
Photo by Dirk.
Last weekend we went up to Minakami, an onsen, or hot spring, town nestled in the mountains of northern Gunma, with three other families, all friends.
The town itself, with the Tone River running through it and snow-capped mountains rising up in the background, was probably quite [...]
…that Naoko and I tied the knot. Given that we lived together for some time before actually getting married, the actual marriage day doesn’t seem all that significant or resonant to me, especially as the “tying the knot” part involved just a few hanko stampings and nary a justice of the peace or [...]
It felt good, and the results are pleasing. I dug out the Mamiya 645 camera earlier this week, half expecting to find fungus or something, not having used it in over a year. No fungus apparent, just a dead battery, which didn’t affect [...]