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Izu! 伊豆!

Returning from a trip is never as fun as the start of the journey.  The possibilty of a new adventure is past, the body is tired, the train ride home takes longer than the ride out, and the car one … Continue reading

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This Summer! この夏!

Today marks the 16th consecutive day of rain in Tokyo.  Yesterday’s TV news told us that this is the first time in 40 years that we have been so blessed.  It is better than a water shortage, I guess.  But … Continue reading

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Poor blog! かわいそうなブログ!

Oh, poor blog, you have been badly neglected of late.  The ease of posting on Instagram, Facebook and Flickr has led the editor of “The View” down the garden path to the land of time frittered and blog neglected. In … Continue reading

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Empty Tokyo 〜 誰もいない東京

I went for a walk at 5 am this morning.  It was a typically dreary day in the rainy season.  Strangely enough, not a single one of the 13.5 million people living in the 23 wards of the city were … Continue reading

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Freedom! (for a short while) – 自由です!

The Rikkyo University All Saints Chapel Choir’s annual Rainbow Concert went very well yesterday.  The choirs sang to a packed chapel, and (as always), responded to the presence of an audience by surpassing their previous best.  We had a wonderful … Continue reading

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