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Almost Kabuto Mushi season in Japan!

Soon it will be another kabuto mushi season in Japan!  For us it is our third kabuto mushi season ever since we took home 3 beetles home 3 years ago.  While they have passed on years ago, their grand kids are currently busy munching away as larvae before their transformation in a few months.  I …

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Amazing photos of the last Samurai

The end of the Samurai era has always been depicted as a crucial stage in the course of Japan history.  These photos from the Guardian offers a rare peek into the lives of Samurai from 1860 to 1877.

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Fukuoka Surf Spot: Nogita

Finally got to surf Nogita and it was much better than I thought. Summer isn’t a surf season in Fukuoka so I was not expecting anything great from this chance swell, but was pleasantly surprised. Waist to shoulder high waves, with just board shorts is all a man could ask for. Nogita is less than …