Tag Archives: Hita

Reverse Culture Shock: The Epic Journey

Taking the bus out of Hita for the last time filled me with a mixture of emotions that I didn’t expect. Well, I expected them but I couldn’t handle them. We loaded our bags under the bus and jumped on. … Continue reading

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Hita Gion Festival

Today I was going through some older pictures and I found this gem. We were pushing our bicycles through Mameda Town and got trapped between Yamaboko. And here is four minutes of raw energy from that moment. Enjoy!

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Wakuwaku Japanese Language School

If anyone is interested in learning Japanese or traveling to Japan, I highly recommend Hita as a place to see. It is full of wonderful sights and things to do, particularly the incredible festivals like Kankousai and Gion. I’ve really … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Concrete

Photos taken at a shrine in Hita, Japan. You might also like: Bold edges blur civilization

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers are: the spice of life. the excitement of awe. the beauty of nature. the wonder of unknown. Layers are. A beautiful lichen grows on a tree.  Like so many areas in Japan, nature fights for a precarious balance with … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming. I Can Smell it.

I was born and raised in the Copper Country, which is nestled in the northwest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the mighty Lake Superior. It’s called the Copper Country because of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Everyday this trusty bicycle carries me across the city.  It’s great for shopping, exploring, and general purpose work.  It isn’t so good at going up steep hills.  Tough, dependable, and trustworthy.  Her name is EricaU. One view from where I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Horizons in Japan are dominated by mountains.  Hita is nestled nicely among mountains on all sides with a river flowing through. Horizons in Michigan are dominated by the Great Lakes.  Depending on which side you are on, spectacular sunrises or … Continue reading

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Vicarious Familiarity

I create, therefore I am. I write, therefore I am. Listen. Read. Watch. You will know me. Whoa! Now. Take a step back and let’s examine this a little deeper. Actually, not deeper, earlier. Rewind to the year 2001. Broadband … Continue reading

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Downwind in an Interconnected World

I’ve now experienced bad pollution for the first time in my life. Oh, I’ve smelled my share of exhaust fumes and fuel, but never has the sky become hazy, nor have health warnings been posted. The big question: Where is … Continue reading

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