random musings from tokyo Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:07:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 24555592 Hitachi Seaside Park Day Trip Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:02:21 +0000

                                            Waking up quite early on Wednesday, and inspired by a recent post on Spoon & Tamago, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny morning and drive up to Hitachi Seaside Park (ひたち海浜公園) […]]]>
A jaunt to Jōgashima Wed, 07 May 2014 10:15:30 +0000

  In March, we went for a drive to Jōgashima (城ヶ島), which is a small island off the southernmost tip of the Miura Peninsula (三浦半島). I’d been there a few times before, but it had been a while. It’s about 75 km from central Tokyo and can easily be accessed by train or car (see […]]]> 2 2832
Biggest snowstorm in 45 years hits Tokyo Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:57:54 +0000

I’ve blogged about Tokyo in the snow before (here and here), but the snowfall this past Saturday was epic. Of course, we went out and walked around for several hours. As a Canadian, I feel qualified to state unequivocally that it was a full-on blizzard! I’ve put together a gallery below – click on one […]]]> 2 2761
Google Japan Doodle for Yasujirō Ozu Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:28:04 +0000

A lovely little Google Doodle today to mark the anniversary of Yasujirō Ozu‘s birth (小津 安二郎 1903年12月12日 – 1963年12月12日) – a scene from his most famous film, Tokyo Story (東京物語):     Oddly, Ozu died on his birthday, so today marks both his birth and his death. Here is the trailer for the film (with English subtitles): Also, […]]]> 2 2722
It’s been a while… Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:52:37 +0000

I happened to see my own blog in my RSS feed the other day and I was completely shocked when I realized I had not done a blog post for almost a full year. I’ve had gaps in the past, but I was posting more regularly a year ago and suddenly stopped. I have no […]]]>