Category Archive: Japan + Borneo

Another shrine, another wedding

Bridesmaids at a Shinto wedding. And we thought that the first wedding was traditional… This one put that in perspective.


Nothing like the ones they had on the side of the road in Topanga Canyon the other day. This one is 200 years old.

The Meiji shrine

and its impressive Torii gate, Japan’s largest. It’s also the most important shinto shrine in Japan, dedicated to the memory of Emperor Meiji, who opened Japan to the outside world and allowed it… Continue reading

Sunday in the park

by the kegs of sake. But no matter, life is good in a stroller. We’re beginning the feel the jet lag and the miles in our legs.

Hiroshige art

on kegs of sake. The artwork is beautiful, but was the sake good?

The Nezu museum

Organic architecture of the museum and garden. We only wanted to see the outside…

The US embassy

Where Susan got to stay when she visited her friend Ambassador Roos, Caroline Kennedy’s predecessor.

In sum

They have fun, too, and decide to take a "crazy" picture for my benefit.

And the official group picture

The mother-in-law’s kimono