Archive for December, 2012

  • Dec232012

    Tusha’s Japan X: Nara and Beyond Part II

    Next day turned out to be one of the most exhilarating and memorable days of the whole trip. As we…

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  • Dec222012

    Tusha’s Japan IX: Osaka Night Life

    After Kyoto our next one night stop was to see the busy nightlife of Osaka and Dotonbori.  The bright lights…

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  • Dec202012

    Tusha’s Japan VII: Hot springs and crab

    Hot springs and crab We venture on to our next destination, Ama no Hashidate.  Sesshu painted a national treasure of…

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  • Dec202012

    Tusha’s Japan VIII: Fall Colors

    Fall colors On the way back Bob and I stay a night in Kyoto and Wayne and Marvin will catch…

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  • Dec122012

    Tusha’s Japan VI: Nara and Beyond

    Nara was next on the agenda.  I was really looking forward to this part of the trip.  Mayumi Oda had…

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  • Dec122012
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    Tusha’s Japan V: Kamakura

    Next day after a bustling visit to Asakusa, Marvin and I went to a great keiko at Kobukan, a very…

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  • Dec122012

    Tusha’s Japan IV: It’s all in the water: The sakagura – Beer plus sake making factory

    After a fantastic kendo keiko (practice session) the next morning, which Marvin (Mr. Acklin) thoroughly enjoyed as his first kendo…

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  • Dec082012

    Tusha’s Japan III: Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo

    That evening we end up stumbling into a great Okinawan Yakitoriya and awamori bar.  Bob knows so much about distilled…

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  • Dec082012

    Tusha’s Japan II: Omimai – hospital visit

    Our first day in Tokyo and I must rush to the bedside of my great kendo teacher, Masashi Chiba.  He…

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  • Dec072012

    Tusha’s Japan I: Japan from the Outside

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