August 13, 2004


at a "snack pub". We just finished a rendition of Kitajima Saburou's "Yosaku" which I think qualifies as an archetypal song under the circumstances. Naoko is here with me so all is okay, despite the hostess to my right.

1092439510040813_1448~001.jpg Haguroyama, in Yamagata pref. The structure is over 600 years old.

August 12, 2004


in Yamagata, about 500 kilometers north of Tokyo. Pictured are a couple of kokeshi (type of wooden doll) from the inn's vast collection scattered about. kokeshi has another slightly, ahem, risque meaning, but I'll have to explain later.

August 07, 2004


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